Water damage is a common problem in homes. Whether it stemmed from a broken pipe, a sink overflow, a roof leak, an appliance malfunction or a sewer backup, water damage is an issue that needs immediate mitigation, no matter how minor. In as little as 24 to 48 hours, mold can start developing. If left unchecked for long periods of time, water damage could rot wooden building materials, compromising structural integrity which may eventually lead to collapse. Unattended mold growth could also cause allergies and aggravate existing respiratory conditions.
When water damage happens, it is necessary to contact a professional like ServiceMaster by Reed to perform repairs and prevent the damage from getting worse. The best way to counter water damage, however, is still to prevent it from happening. ServiceMaster by Reed has compiled these tips to help prevent water damage in your home.
Water Damage Prevention Tips
Check plumbing for leaks.
Clean clogged gutters and drains.
Repair or replace malfunctioning appliances.
Check your basement and sump pump.
Inspect your roof.
If you’ve taken the necessary precautions but find yourself in a water damage emergency, it’s time to call an expert restoration specialist to assess the damage, create a customized restoration plan according to your budget and schedule, and begin disaster mitigation as soon as possible to bring your property back to pre-loss condition immediately.