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3 Common Water Damage Causes In Your Home

Water damage is a serious problem that literally ruins your home in a few hours. As you have a home, you should know the most common reasons for the water damage and therefore prepare yourself properly.

One of the things you could perform when furnishing your home is using the water repellent colors from Centre Colours for your floor, so you could save yourself a bit of time, at least on the new painting even though that your wood would probably be ruined and ready for the replacement.

However, when preparing for the worst-case scenario, you should know the most common causes of flood so you could inspect everything before leaving on the trip.

AC devices

The biggest mistake people make when it comes to HVAC devices is skipping the regular servicing, which simply must be performed in order to be sure you will not face trouble. The AC stocks up slowly the moisture from the air in the separate chamber that is built exactly for that purpose.

AC devices

AC devices leaking

Still, the problem arises when the regular drainage is not performed and water starts to leak outside. This means that your beautiful hardwood will be destroyed completely and that you will have to replace it with the new one. So, regular servicing is the key thing in preventing the AC hardware from becoming the reason number one for the water damage.

Washing machine

The second most cause for home water damage is a washing machine. The absence of regular checkups and inspections is the main reason why it starts leaking and if you ever had a leaking problem with this machine, you know how hard is to stop it. It usually starts leaking from underneath and you do not even notice this until the water starts collecting.

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Washing machine leaking

Often the old washing machines, over time, lose the quality and start leaking and if the owner is not in the house, he will face a huge problem later. It is the same thing with dishwasher, as the latch often breaks and that causes the leak.

Clogged drains

This is the worst problem, as it can easily affect the bathroom drains and cause water to go up. If your toilet is clogged, not only you will have the problem with toilet but also with tub and sink. This water is extremely dangerous as it literally contains millions of bacteria that can seriously endanger your health and environment if not treated properly.

Clogged drains

Clogged drains leaking

The problem is that the water comes out very quickly and in case you do not react quickly, your entire home could become a swamp.  If this happens, you MUST call the professional service that will clean your house and perform the disinfection process to prevent any further bacteria growth.

Do not deal with this situation on your own, but rather call the professionals to solve the problem. The one thing you can do for sure is to perform regular check-ups to make sure your drains are clean and they will not become clogged.

Mold Removal

Water Damage and Mold Removal and Restoration

It’s not always possible to prevent water from severely damaging your home. The majority of situations where your house goes through natural flood results in severe damage to the structural integrity of your home as well as the destruction of almost all items in it.

Another serious issue that water creates is the mold. Mold or mildew can destroy things and create a lot of problems in the house as it can harm people if they inhale the air infested with it. Mold removal is a part of our restoration and drying process, so don’t worry if there is a bit of mold in your house as we will remove it.

Preventing the mildew creation under different circumstances

Preventing the mildew creation under different circumstancesWe can destroy the mildew, but we are better at its prevention because that involves restoration of the affected areas and items. We do this through classification of the situation, and that allows us to focus on individual articles and areas of the house to prevent possible mold creation.

We have four distinct types of water damage, and the best possible situation that you can find yourself in represents the first category. This means that water damaged little to no space and that only one room (bathroom preferably) is affected. Only a few items are in danger of being destroyed by the water, and there is a small chance of water damaging the floor.

The second type represents the water damage that affects a whole room. The water affects materials like plywood and structural wood, and fast reaction is necessary to prevent extensive damage. It will take up to two days to complete the restoration and dry everything.

damages The third type of situation we encounter includes water that damages several rooms including the ceilings and insulation as it usually comes from the upper floor. We tend to focus a lot on the house rather than items if this is the case because the water and moisture can destroy the house elements while we restore smaller items. It can also inspire the creation of mold in tight places, and thus we focus on restoring the walls, ceiling and floors rather that items and that will reduce the possibility of mold issues.

The worst possible water damage situation

The worst possible water damage situationThe final type represents unique situations where moisture penetrated the construction of the house, and it accounts for a real problem. This usually happens if there is a natural flooding and water stays in the house for a long time. The mold develops in the majority of those situations, and it will take between three and five days to restore the house.

And now you see what we do and why our price goes up for some clients. So, don’t expect low price if your home spent day or more under the water, but you will get the best price if you call us rather than the competition.