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Water Damaged Homes In Bradenton And Lakewood Ranch
There are a number of ways that you can end up with water damage in your home. It could be the result of a pipe bursting, a malfunctioning dishwasher, leaky shower or storm damage. Flooding and water damage is very invasive. Water quickly spreads throughout your home and gets absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, and more.
While water damage is an especially common issue for homeowners, allow us to suggest some ways you can safeguard your home from some of these situations.
Protecting Your Home From Water Damage
When there is water damage, the damage caused is not the only issue to deal with, as it can have a long-term impact on your home. Mold is a common side effect of water damage, as it can start growing within 48 hours of exposure to moisture.
As you consider ways to protect your home, it may be helpful to break the large task down by areas of impact. These areas might include spaces like basements, kitchens, bathrooms, flooring and ceilings.
In the basement, you can help prevent water damage by checking for any water seepage and remedying it by resealing vulnerable areas of the basement, checking that water drains away from your home and installing a backwater valve.
Your kitchen and bathrooms may experience water damage as a result of plumbing system breakdowns and appliance failures.
Steps You Can Take To Avoid Water Damage In Your Home
Inspect your appliances regularly, checking for issues with any hoses and faucets
Check the seal and caulking around your showers and tubs, ensuring they are not leaking
Know where the main shut-off valve is located for your home
Don’t leave a washing machine or dishwasher running when you’re not home
Protecting your possessions from water damage may not always be possible, but there are steps you can take to lessen the amount of possessions you may lose or that could be damaged.
Waterproof bins for storage are advisable, as is keeping items stored on shelving off of the floor—especially in the basement.
What to Do if Cleanup Is Needed
SERVPRO of East Bradenton / Lakewood Ranch arrives quickly and starts the water extraction process almost immediately. This immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs
There are three types of water in a water damage situation:
“Clean” water from rain, condensation, leaky pipes, etc.
“Gray” water, which is slightly dirty water from dishwashers, washing machines, clean toilets, etc.
“Black” water, which is water from sewage or serious flooding from nearby rivers, etc. This water can cause serious health effects.
Following a water damage disaster, you will want to get your home dried out and dehumidified as quick as is safely possible, removing wet objects and disinfecting any remaining materials.
SERVPRO of East Bradenton / Lakewood Ranch is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is critical. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage.
SERVPRO of East Bradenton / Lakewood Ranch is a trusted leader in the restoration industry and has the training, equipment, and expertise to handle your restoration and cleaning needs. If you have water, fire, storm damage or suspect mold call SERVPRO of East Bradenton / Lakewood Ranch (941) 747-2333.