Water damage is never something that you expect. However, if you are prepared for the possibility, then it can be much less stressful. There are ways to reduce your risks, as well as steps that you can take immediately after discovering water damage that can help to reduce the damage and minimize your costs.
What can you do to prevent water damage?
One of the most basic ways to prevent water damage is to be aware of risks. Especially if you have an older home, have your plumbing inspected and updated if needed. During the winter months, hire a winterization service to help reduce the chances of burst pipes. You can reduce the chances of flooding by making sure that gutters and downspouts are clear of debris, clearing ice and snow from your roof and away from walls before the spring melt season, and having your roof inspected for damage.
What do you do if water is discovered where it shouldn’t be?
If you discover a leak or flooding, the first step is to make sure no more water is coming in. In some cases, this is a simple task, such as when the water line to an ice maker is leaking. Turning off the water to that line will stop any more water from leaking. Often, however, the leak is within the walls or water is coming from an unknown source. In that case, call in experts like our team at LaPointe Construction Board Up Service. We can locate the source of water, make sure it is resolved, and begin repair and restoration right away. It is very important to take care of water damage quickly. Any moisture that is allowed to sit can cause mold to develop.
What happens next?
Depending on the extent of the damage, we may use pumps, vacuums, fans, and dehumidifiers to help thoroughly dry the affected area. Material like carpeting and drywall is often destroyed after coming into contact with water. Wood, however, can sometimes be restored to its original condition. Our expert team will address your unique situation and, in consultation with you and your insurance company, develop a restoration plan that meets all of your needs.
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