The cold winter weather is finally leaving the Chicago area but as snow melts and spring rains start moving into the area, the risk for home flooding can increase. Flooding within a home can cause thousands of dollars’ worth of
Innumerable factors, including toilet leaks, burst plumbing pipes, leaky water heaters and rainwater have the potential to cause significant water damage. Homeowners are at an advantage when they understand the nuances of water damage restoration before an incident strikes.
It is very important to notice if there are any water leaks in your home or business and react to them immediately or the damage will get much worse. Follow these suggestions to recognize the early signs of a leak so you can stop them before they can cause problems.
The bathroom is one of the most likely spots in your home for flooding to occur. The plumbing fixtures in the bathroom including the sink, toilet, and bathtub can leak or backup at any time and create a huge mess. A flooded bathroom can sustain damage very quickly as the water penetrates the walls and flooring which leads to structural damage and there is a good chance a bathroom flood can result in mold. Fortunately, bathroom flooding can be prevented if you know how to inspect your bathroom for signs of flooding.
Water damage can be devastating for homeowners. The more you know about water damage restoration, the better you’ll be prepared. For more than 60 years, ServiceMaster Restore® has been cleaning and returning homes to their pre-loss condition using state-of-the-art equipment, advanced techniques and Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) protocols.
Many of the materials in a home or building such as drywall, wood, insulation, and all types of furnishings are absorbent which makes it possible for water damage to continue to worsen if it is not taken care of quickly