Water Damage Repair & Restoration Professionals
Water damage repair and restoration after a flood or sewage cleanup is a frustrating experience. Fortunately, these disasters don't occur every day, and chances are you'll never have to deal with the water damage repair from rising water or flooding. However, simple plumbing leaks or overflows are far more common. While dealing with water damage may seem fairly simple (mop or wet vacuum; fans used to promote evaporation), unfortunately, this fails to consider the degree to which water can penetrate into structural cavities and assemblies, creating trapped pockets of saturation. Too late, property owners become aware of the on-going effect of this trapped water on the structural and the contents, which may include: discoloration, warping, splitting, delamination, hardwood floor damage, musty odor, and mold growth.
The consequences of ineffective water damage repair and restoration - including possible health effects - are far too great to leave water damage improperly restored. Most property owners are not familiar with the essential steps and tactics for proper restoration, and naturally, they have a lot of questions. That's where the certified water restoration professional comes in. He or she will be qualified through formal training and experience to remove excess water efficiently, to promote efficient evaporation and to establish the dehumidification conditions necessary to stop on-going damage. Moreover, they can document the return of your property and contents to normal conditions to ensure that future problems will not be experienced.
Here are some great tips on Water Damage for you Do-It-Yourself Types: (Courtesy of DIY Network®)
- Use a hold-back wrench to secure valves while tightening supply lines and you'll prevent turning and stressing fragile joints down the line.
- Flexible gray polybutylene water pipes are prone to failure. If this type of plumbing fails in your home, funds may be available to assist you. For more information, call the Consumer Plumbing Recovery Center at 800-356-3496
- You can fix an uneven faucet stream by cleaning your aerator. Loosen the aerator with slip-joint pliers softened by a couple of winds of electrical tape. Hold the aerator under hot running water and scrub with an old toothbrush until it's clear. Screw the aerator back into the faucet and enjoy your handiwork.
- If the ceiling appears to be wet or sagging from retained water, turn off the room's electricity at the main breaker panel before attempting any examination or repairs.
- Water-damaged items are best left to dry indoors with plenty of ventilation. Sunlight and heat will dry many materials too quickly causing splits, warping, and buckling.
- Minor ceiling stains caused by moisture can be lightened by saturating them with bleach. While wearing hand and eye protection, apply gently with a soft cotton pad.