It’s Not Always A Flood

Many Times The Problem Come From Within

Water damage is a serious problem that can affect your property at any time. Most people think of water damage is caused by forces of nature like heavy rain, storms, flooding or even snow. However, there are other sources as well and these the most frequent causes of the water damage to homes.  Backed up or overflowing appliances in the kitchen or bathroom, burst pipes for fresh water or sewage, and outdated plumbing causing leaks are all causes of serious damage to homes and businesses. Never ignore any of these dangerous problems. Water inside a building will almost always spread, and as time goes by the problem gets worse, more damage and expense mount up. Call a water damage restoration specialists to clear up the water problem at its source as soon as possible.

Work Needs To Start ASAP

Their technicians will get started immediately with an evaluation of the cause of the water problem and an assessment of what has been damaged. The first step is eliminating the source of the water penetration. After that, they will treat all of your possessions that are salvageable, using our state of the art water extraction process, and store them safely while we move ahead with work on the building. Techs will move any contaminated materials out of harm’s way. They have the equipment and the skills to perform expert water extraction, thorough drying, mold removal and treatment of the air quality.

Repair And Re-Construction

Once the site is completely dry and disinfected, free of any trace of moisture, mold or germs, you can start on the structural repair work. You’ll want a company that can restore the premises to their pre-damaged condition. If roof damage or a roof leak was the cause of the water damage you’ll need a roofing contractor Houston to repair it. Any damage to the building’s plumbing and electrical systems must be completely repaired, to the highest standards of safety. Repair and remove all signs of water damage should be the goal. Once your building is completely strong and sound, You can have the crowning touch applied– a professional paint job, using mold resistant paint. Now your property is as good or better than new.
 

 

Fortunately There’s Help Available

Fire and Water Damage Contractors

A good fire and water damage contractor understands that in hurricanes, tornadoes and other natural disasters it may not be possible to delay repair until the homeowner reaches their insurance carrier for settlement but still will work with your insurance company to ensure proper processing of your claims. They may even be listed as a preferred service provider with your insurance company making the claim payment process even easier.

Storm Damage Restoration

Fire and water damage restoration services most often times are needed in the aftermath of severe weather conditions. Storms may involve severe rain, snow, ice, wind, hail, or lightning, which can cause a variety of types of damage to homes and businesses. Rain, snow and ice can lead to roof damage, flooding, water damage, mold. Wind and severe precipitation can result in structural damage to homes, garages, sheds, and other buildings. Strong wind and hail can serious damage the roof requiring a residential or commercial roofing contractor for repairs or roof replacement. Lightning strikes can cause fires resulting in fire or smoke damage even if the fire is quickly extinguished. Prompt attention from from a professional contractors can help homeowners and business owners with clean up and repairing the damage, before the damage becomes severe enough to create a total loss.

Water Damage

Several steps can help mitigate water damage, whether the damage is caused by clean water, gray water such as washing machine overflow, or black water such as raw sewage. First, all standing water including rainwater, mud, and sewage must be removed from the area to be treated by pumping or extraction. Special equipment is then used to thoroughly dry the building and its contents. Thermographic cameras as well as other moisture metering equipment is used to confirm that the area has been fully dried to prevent mold or other issues from occurring. Once the area is completely dry, the building surfaces and the contents are cleaned. In some cases painting or more extensive remodeling such as cabinet replacement must be performed. Experienced contractors can help clients determine which possessions can be cleaned and which must be replaced. Document and media recovery services can be used to help maintain or restore critical paper documents as well as film and electronic media. If mold damage does occur, Mold removal contractors can help identify and eliminate the source of the moisture and provide full mold abatement services including laboratory testing, cleaning, and removal of mold spores.

Lightning Damage

Fires from lightning strikes or other causes can result in structural damage as well as smoke damage and water damage from the water used to extinguish the fire. A fire and water damage contractor can help to assess the potential damages and take steps to minimize losses. Clothing, electronics, and other belongings can often be deodorized and restored to their original condition for much less than what it would cost to replace them. Fire damage and smoke residue can also be removed from the surfaces of the home, and structural damage can be repaired.

Wind Damage

Storms with strong wind and heavy rain can cause trees to fall on homes or other buildings, crushing the roof and causing great damage. Wind damage with lightning strikes can lead to a large amount of debris as well as potential structural damage. Your roofing contractor can help clean up the debris quickly and install tarps, boards, or other temporary measures to temporarily prevent further internal damage through the damaged. Their team can help assess any structural damage and provide or coordinate necessary repairs. They can work in partnership with your water damage restoration contractor to begin the roof repair as the water damage is being done. Getting the roof repaired as quickly as possible will eliminate further exposure to the elements and avoid in further damage inside the house..