Water damage is one of the major emergencies that can happen in your home. Whether the damage has been caused by flood, storm, weak roof, busted pipes, sewage leak, or any other cause, you need to take prompt action. When there is serious water damage in your home, you need to have a good plan to reduce further damage. Below are the steps to take. 1. Identify the Problem The first step to take after water damage is identifying the source of the problem and fixing it. The best thing you can do, especially if you can’t pinpoint the exact... View Article
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Buying a home is the biggest investment that just about anyone will ever make. It is a costly and time-consuming endeavor, but it’s well worth it in the end. You have a place to call your own, and you can rest assured knowing that you and your family have a place to know as home. Having such an asset on hand, of course, also means that you now need to protect it, and this can take many forms. You should buy smoke detectors, fire extinguishers and carbon monoxide detectors, for starters—but it goes beyond that. Homeowners insurance is something that... View Article
You might see a small leak in your home (say, from the roof into the attic) and think it’s no big deal. Maybe you drop a bucket under the leak and wait for it to stop raining. Problem solved, right? Not at all. The reality is that even a small leak can do an immense amount of damage to your home. Leaks can result in structural damage that can jeopardize your safety and be expensive to repair. Let’s look at preventing leaks and how essential water damage restoration is. Protecting the kitchen A common problem spot for water damage is... View Article
From a leaky pipe to excessive rainfall, water damage happens for a variety of reasons. Regardless of what causes water damage, you’ll need to fix it right away. Unresolved water damage can eventually lead to other problems in the house, like dangerous mold growth. If there’s any good news, it’s that knowing whether you have water damage isn’t a guessing game. These are a few signs that it’s time to call a professional for water damage restoration: Dark spots: A dark stain on a wall or ceiling is always a bad sign. It often indicates a leak coming from one... View Article
The simple answer is, yes, water damage can easily cause mold. While water damage doesn’t always cause the growth of mold, it’s very common. That’s why it’s important to check your home for mold after any signs of water damage. You should also invest in water damage repairs as soon as possible to avoid further damage. Read on for more information on water damage and the growth of mold. What causes mold to grow in the home? You can find mold spores just about anywhere. However, they only grow and thrive in areas with plenty of moisture. That’s why people... View Article
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