When water damage takes over your home, you need to act quickly. Water damage is particularly problematic if left untreated for long periods. Worse issues can arise and build on top of one another. Because of this, you should always call the trained water damage restoration experts at New Way Cleaning and Restoration as soon as you notice any signs of water damage in your home
Water damage can be caused by many factors, some of which are not easy to detect. Common causes of water damage include:
- Sump pump failure.
- Blocked drains.
- Extreme weather conditions and flooding.
- Burst water pipes.
- Sewage backup.
- Improper plumbing systems.
- Leaky basements.
However, your water damage could also be caused by other issues.
What You Can Do To Prepare
While there are times water damage is entirely beyond your control, there are many things you can do to reduce the chances of your property sustaining damage. For instance, when extreme weather is predicted, prepare your home by checking seals on windows and doors.
Another thing you can do is make sure to dispose of tissue products properly. Never flush anything down toilets other than toilet tissue that is safe for septic systems and pipes. In the kitchen, never dispose of grease or food pieces down the drain. You can easily clog or block drain pipes by improper disposal of these items, leading to burst pipes, blockages, or leaks that cause significant water damage. Plus, nobody wants to risk a sewage backup in their home from improper disposal of toiletries.
It is also good to fix any minor plumbing issues as soon as they arise before they can become worse. Have your plumbing checked regularly, and have annual inspections of your basements and leak-prone areas. Roofs can become susceptible to leaks after extreme thunderstorms and windstorms. You might want to consider having your roof inspected as well to make sure you aren’t missing any shingles.
When Water Damage Happens
All of these small steps can do a lot to help you protect your home from water damage. However, sometimes water damage is inevitable due to circumstances beyond your control. When water damage happens, act quickly. Contact the experts in water damage restoration at New Way Cleaning and Restoration. We know how to handle water damage problems, both big and small. We are dedicated to working with you and your insurance company to help you return your home to its pre-loss condition efficiently and affordably.
We’ll arrive quickly, but it is always good to do what you can to dry out the problem areas until we can arrive at the scene. Using fans, dehumidifiers, and opening windows are all some ways you can begin drying out your home. Keep in mind, in extreme cases of water damage, it may not be safe to enter your home. In these instances, it is best to leave the cleanup to the professionals and stay outside of your home until it is safe to re-enter.
Risks Associated with Water Damage
Water damage might not seem like the most dangerous situation to be in, but in fact, it carries numerous health and safety concerns. Water damage is usually caused by impure waters that could be harboring dangerous contaminants. This is primarily a significant concern when a sewage backup causes water damage in your home, or floodwaters from stormy weather get into your house. In both of these cases, you should be extra diligent when entering your home.
Never walk or drive through standing water; it may be deeper than it appears. Water that is standing in your home could also come in contact with damaged electrical systems. Move all pets and family members to a safe location when water accumulates in your home in order to avoid unseen dangers.
You should also be aware that mold growth is a common side effect of water damage. Mold spores love humid and moist areas, especially enclosed and dark like basements, attics, and crawl spaces. Mold growths can be both toxigenic or pathogenic. These toxins can pose significant breathing, heart, and lung issues, and even lead to death if exposure is prolonged.
One last major risk associated with significant water damage has to do with the home’s structural integrity. When water damage is bad enough, it can erode a home’s foundations, rot primary beams and structures, and even cause your home to collapse if left untreated. As a result, water damage is no joke and should be taken very seriously. At New Way Cleaning and Restoration, we know that all of these risks need to be addressed in detail for your peace of mind. This is why we act quickly and thoroughly to protect you and your family.
Water Damage Restoration with New Way
At New Way, we are dedicated to putting customers’ needs first. When you give us a call, we answer! You can call us anytime at 630-897-1721.
Our detailed water damage restoration process begins with a thorough inspection of the property that sustained water damage. We will look for both the causes of the water damage and any issues that arose because of the initial problem. We will work with your insurance company to help you receive a fair and just settlement.
At New Way, we will also work closely with you to establish a restoration and cleanup procedure plan. Next, we will use our state-of-the-art technology and equipment to get your home back to its pre-loss condition. Afterward, we will sanitize and thoroughly dry out the problem area. Before we leave, we will conduct another inspection of the property to ensure all issues have been resolved.
Water doesn’t have to ruin your life or take over your home. It should never be left untreated, and now with New Way, it won’t be. Trust the experts; we can’t wait to help you restore your home today!