Most people don’t realize that even a small amount of water can cause considerable damage to their homes or property. Water can be a very damaging element. When water makes its way into properties, the result is often extensive water damage, structural damage, and mold growth. Therefore, knowing how to spot trouble areas to prevent water damage in your home or commercial property is critical.
Call the experts at PuroClean if your property is affected by water damage caused by floods, broken pipes, backed-up sewer lines, leaking faucets or toilets, air conditioning units, old water heaters, or any other kind of water damage in your home or business. We are here day or night 24/7.
Most property owners have never experienced water damage in their homes or business. Statistics show that one in 55 homes will suffer from some sort of water damage emergency every year. We often get calls from homeowners experiencing wet or flooded floors in their property, including wet carpets, tile, or wood flooring. These floods are often caused by freezes, leaky pipes or appliances, old and rusty water heaters, and clogged air conditioning systems. They can also be caused by natural disasters.
These floods often result in water damage to homes or buildings, including damaged floors, walls, ceilings, and even structural damage that may sometimes appear as a minor loss, but can quickly lead to extensive property damage.
Water damage may strike your property due to natural catastrophes such as tornadoes, hurricanes, and other phenomena. Strong winds and heavy rains can cause harm to your roof, causing rainwater to drain directly into your home or company. Worse, severe weather can sometimes result in flash flooding, particularly if your property is located in a flood-prone zone. Read our guide for what to do when flash floods strike.
You would be surprised to know that at times, people living in multiple story units, forget to turn the water off as they are preparing a bath and it overflows, other times washing machines fail, overflowing. These events cause flooding on the floors where these units are installed and at times they end up leaking from upstairs to the units below. These events end up flooding inside the walls, floors, and damaging drywall and ceiling as well as other home components. Head over to our blog to find out what actions to take if your washing machine overflows.
The pipes on your property carry water throughout, so a leak or puncture can lead to significant damage. A leaking kitchen sink pipe might allow enough water to flow into the cabinet below it, potentially causing damage. A leaking pipe inside the walls may make things worse. A leak like this can cause significant water damage and the formation of a mold colony because the entire wall is affected. Eve worse, if there is a leak in your plumbing supply line or drainage pipe in the soil beneath your concrete slab, you’ll be out of luck. Learn how to detect if there is a leak leading to water damage within your walls.
Frozen pipes are a common issue in the colder months that many people encounter. As the temperatures get lower, the water in poorly insulated pipes can freeze. Water expands when it freezes, damaging the water lines, creating leaky pipes, and flooding the house. Read our tips on how to prevent pipes from freezing, and find tips about winter storm safety for homeowners.
Hair, grease accumulation, toiletries, dirt, and other foreign objects can obstruct the drainpipe and prevent regular drainage. When clogged drains are not addressed promptly, they may easily back up and cause flooding and damage to your home’s interior. An inefficient, obstructed, damaged, or failing sump pump will leave your basement dealing with large quantities of water that cannot be drained. Being unable to evacuate the water can lead to costly flood damage. Here are some tips to help maintain your sump pump.
Many people wouldn’t think of it, but a common side effect of fire is dealing with heavy water damage. First responders and emergency sprinkler systems douse the entirety of the property under considerable amounts of water in an effort to stop the fire. We also have had many events where people looking for a place to hang their clothes, use the pipes for the sprinkler system, which triggers the sprinklers, flooding many floors at times. Read our list of facts about home sprinkler systems.
The physical integrity of your roof is vital to maintaining conditions on the inside of your home. Over time, natural wear and tear will cause roofs to weaken and leaks to form. When the roof is breached, precipitation will enter your home and begin to cause damage in its wake. If the water damage is not addressed within 24-48 hours after the intrusion, the standing water and buildup of humidity may lead to mold growth. Find out what actions you should take if you discover a leak in your roof.
Ice dams form on roofs during a cycle of snow precipitating, melting, then refreezing. This is caused by the heat of the attic rising upwards and causing the frozen snow to melt into liquid water. The liquid water runs off towards the edges of the roof but refreezes in the sub-freezing temperatures, resulting in a buildup of ice along the roof’s edges. This damming effect will then cause snow and ice to build up and put your roof in major jeopardy of being overloaded and damaged. Read our guide towards the most effective means of preventing ice dams on your roof.
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We use a range of modern, high-quality equipment that work together to create the most effective drying conditions.
At every step, we keep you and your insurance agent informed. We want everyone involved to understand what is happening, what to expect, and what to do.
We treat water-damaged property as if it were our own. Our technicians dry every item respectfully and professionally, from your carpet to your family photographs.
Unlike any other water damage repair company, we rescue and restore lives and property with the PuroClean QuickDry System™ in the shortest possible time and at a much lower cost than the traditional drying system many of our competitors use. Using state-of-the-art equipment for drying, dehumidifying, deodorizing, and disinfecting, we restore your home or business with minimal disruption so that you can get back to your normal life.
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Recognizing that water damage causes a devastating setback to families or businesses, our “Paramedics of Property Damage®” respond with urgency and sensitivity 24 hours a day, seven days a week to professionally salvage your property. We understand the trauma you are facing so we rescue your property with compassion and minimal disruption to your daily life.
Our professionals identify the full extent of water damage, both visible and unseen, by using sensors such as moisture detectors and hygrometers. Meanwhile, we help homeowners overcome their feeling of helplessness by explaining the process in a way that they can understand what is happening, what to expect, and what they can do.