The more quickly you can identify a water problem the less costly any associated damage will become.
When you begin noticing erroneous water collections around the confines of your home, water damage could be paying you an unpleasant visit. Becoming aware of these lingering water collection points is an important step in circumventing the entire problem. However if you can pinpoint the cause of your homes’ water leakage than your bank account will look a little fatter long term.
Common causes of Water Damage:
When a major storm passes through and when water damage in your home or business is not caught in a timely fashion, the building may suffer losses difficult to repair and may require mold extraction from a professional water damage expert.
First, before entering a building affected by water damage, check for safety.
1. Is the electrical power off?
Standing water mixed with exposed wires or plugged in electrical devices can lead to injury or death due to electrocution.
During severe weather, so much can go wrong. The most critical being pipes bursting leading to water damage which can ruin carpets and cause damage to your ceilings and walls. Reducing your risk of water damage from a burst pipe is something every property owner should know. Here are three tips for both prevention AND knowing what to do in the case of a burst pipe. These prevention tips can prevent you from experiencing costly water damage restoration service fees.
When a home or business is affected by floodwaters and the basement of the property is filling up with water, most people understand the dangers involved and call a professional restoration company immediately. However, occasionally the staff at All Dry Water Damage Experts will respond to a call for service where the water damage source is a little less “dramatic” (i.e. an overflowing washing machine, a stopped up toilet, a small amount of water that has entered the home from a leaking roof) causing the property owner to falsely believe they have plenty of time to remediate the situation or that they can easily fix it themselves.
After water damage to your home, it is important to take immediate steps to prevent mold growth. Here are five steps that are recommended from the Healthy House Initiative (HHI) and The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, Restoration and Certification (IICRC) and are considered best practices for preventing mold growth.
Step One: After eliminating any safety hazards to the property (i.e., electrical, gas, structural), assess physical damage to the building and contents. The general rule of thumb is that everything below the water line gets thrown out and everything above the water line should be inspected for discoloration, odor and damage.
Opening your home’s door to discover a pipe has busted or the dishwasher went haywire is never a desirable thing to see. Fortunately All Dry Water Damage Experts have certified professional water damage restoration technicians who can turn your once flooded home back to its original warm, loving atmosphere. How our water damage professionals accomplish such a feat is outlined below.
Step1: Inspection and Damage Assessment – Beginning with a detailed inspection, an All Dry Water Damage Expert will identify and stop the water source from its continuous flooding. After checking the water for contamination and identifying the water type, all property furniture will be moved and/or blocked to prevent rust and furniture stains occurring on the wet carpet.
With winter quickly approaching, the days are running out in Colorado to make sure your property is protected from the freezing elements coming our way. All Dry Water Damage Experts would like to provide you with ten professional tips for making sure your property is protected.
1. Insulate Pipes. The most important step to take in avoiding burst pipes and possible water damage and flooding to your home is to insulate any exposed pipes running along walls or in unheated areas, such as basements or crawl spaces. Pipe insulation can be found at most hardware stores and can be cut to fit the length of different size pipes, wrapped around the pipes, and secured with duct tape if needed.
Brrr! The extreme weather that was predicted by the weather experts swooped in on Colorado earlier this week. The staff at All Dry Water Damage Experts hopes everyone here in Denver took the necessary preventative measures to prevent water and flood damage such as draining water from swimming pools, getting water sprinkler supply lines blown out, removing and storing all outdoor hoses, insulating pipes in unheated areas (i.e., basements, crawl spaces, garages, and attics), closing inside valves that supply outdoor hose bibs, and opening outside hose bibs allowing any remaining water to drain.
Unfortunately, with the speed at which this freeze hit Denver we know there will be some citizens that will be confronted with frozen pipes. The first sign that your pipes are frozen will be turning on a faucet and having reduced or zero flow of water. This will be more likely to happen in the areas where water service enters your home or where pipes are against exterior walls. It is very important to take the following steps to thaw frozen pipes immediately as burst pipes can lead to costly water damage and flooding to your home:
You and your loved ones are driving home from the airport after a week-long vacation where many memories have been made. You are feeling content and ready to get back to real life, but tired after spending a day in various airports. Your own bed and familiar surroundings will be a comfort after a long day. These images of comfort vanish as you walk into your home, luggage in hand, to discover your recent vacation has just turned into a nightmare…a pipe has burst while you have been gone, your basement has several feet of standing water which has led to extreme damage to your furniture, your personal possessions, your carpet, and even the structural integrity of your home. Welcome home!
All Dry Water Damage Experts has seen this scenario play out too many times with our customers. It is bad enough when burst pipes or the recent downpours leave several feet of water in your home when you are at work or school for the day. But when these conditions are discovered after the house has been left unoccupied for multiple days or weeks, the severity of the damage is multiplied. The amount of time it takes before water damage is mitigated is the most critical factor in the severity of damage, as well as how much it will cost to remediate and restore your home.
We associate springtime as the season with frequent and heavy rain and summer with hot, sunny days and cloudless blue skies. The examination of weather trends in the Denver/Front Range area, however, demonstrates that it is becoming more common for us to experience a secondary “spring-like” wet season that begins as early as mid –summer and can last until late summer, or even the beginning of autumn. We certainly have been experiencing this weather phenomenon in the summer of 2014 with frequent, if not daily, heavy rain storms and multiple flash flood advisories issued throughout the area.