Do you know that unchecked water damage can pose serious health risks and cause severe damage to your property? 

It can cost you a lot of money and time to restore your property, which is why people hire highly trained water restoration experts to ensure efficient cleanup, repair and water damage restoration.

What is Water Damage?

Water damage is any damage or destruction of material and property caused due to excessive water exposure. If not appropriately mitigated, it can cause severe damage to your property, cherished family possessions, valuable documents, carpets, ceiling, and furniture. 

Signs of water damage?

Water damage can manifest itself in different ways in your home and business. 

Apparent signs of water damage include swelled up walls, delaminated plywood or rotten wood of floors and furniture, rusting appliances, or an infestation of mold or bacterial colonies on the wall and ceilings of your property. 

Causes of Water Damage?

Knowing common causes of water damage can help prevent minor water accidents from turning into a huge problem later.

The common causes of water damage include:

  1. Bathroom mishaps, toilet overflows

  2. Plumbing leaks, broken sewage pipes

  3. Flooding of basement and house

  4. Condensation around the air conditioner systems

  5. A leaky roof due to rain storms or melted snow from a snowstorm.

  6. Washing machine overflow, broken dishwasher hose, failure of the Sump pump

How to prevent water damage?

The prevention of water damage is always better than paying for damage restoration and repair.  

We have listed out a preventive checklist to make it easier for you:

  1. Keep the drainage systems around the house in good shape. Regularly check your sump pump, roof and plumbing systems for damage or leaks. Keep gutters and downspouts clean to avoid blockage.

  2. Test all appliances for leaks, and upgrade washing machine hoses to avoid broken pipe or overflows.

  3. Install water detection devices near washing machines, heaters, and toilets and walls to detect small leaks.

  4. Regularly check the water pressure install regulators wherever necessary.

  5. Check your water bill for an unexplained increase in water consumption. It can indicate hidden leaks.

How to restore water damage?

As a homeowner, you and your building maintenance might be able to fix small scale clean water spills. Still, certified water restoration experts are the safest way of restoring your water-damaged property.  

Water damage restoration processes vary depending on the {class of water damage}(link to water damage class article) and the category of water involved. Restoration steps involved in basement flood are different from carpet restoration, bathroom spills, etc.

We have broadly outlined the restoration steps for you:

  1. Assessment of loss and damage to materials

  2. Control the source of water, remove non-salvageable materials, extract water through pumps and advanced machinery.

  3. Dry water from floors and carpet sanitize affected areas and materials.

  4. Restore affected electronics and appliances after checking.

  5. Use air scrubbers, dehumidifiers and other specialized equipment to reduce the moisture content as a preventive measure against mold growth.

 

Pacific flood specializes in providing 24/7 water restoration services in the San Diego area. Let our seasoned professionals handle the damage while you enjoy yourself with your family. 

If you notice any signs of potential water damage. Please speak to our trusted restoration experts on (760) 815-3033 to schedule a free inspection of your property.

 

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