Water damage can go far beyond the frustration of having to replace the carpet in your basement. You’ll also have to replace the lower half of the sheetrock and insulation that’s been soaked through.
Depending on where the water is coming in from, you can experience extensive damage to your possessions and even the structural integrity of your home. Even worse is that often, water damage won’t be covered by insurance—or it won’t cover the entirety of your damage. This can leave you up to your knees in water and financial troubles.
Today we’re offering water damage mitigation and restoration tips to help you keep water out of your house, and to get your home back to the way it was before all of the water made a mess.
If you own, manage, or live in an apartment or other community living type environment, there is always a chance you’ll deal with extensive water damage caused by a fire or sprinkler system. While it’s not uncommon to never have troubles, there are more families present in a tighter area, which raises the risk of a fire. And, if there ever is a fire in your apartment building, you may not ever have to worry about fire damage, but you will most likely suffer from water damage. Sprinkler systems in apartments are designed to stay on and soak entire floors so that fires don’t spread. These systems could save your life, but will probably ruin your possessions.
The best way to mitigate water damage in these situations is to purchase insurance. But it’s also helpful to keep any valuables that could be damaged offsite or in a water and fire safety in your home.
When it comes to your home, the best way to mitigate water damage is to start before it becomes a problem. If you wait until you have flood damage, you’ll be in more trouble than if you’re actively working on water damage mitigation by making sure that your home isn’t leaking and is staying dry.
Let’s dive into some tips for keeping the water out of your home.
The roof is one of the most vulnerable places in the home. No matter what elevation your home is built at, or where it is on the water table, unlike your basement, your roof can still leak. A roof leak will most likely be caused by damage to your roof during a storm. Additionally, if your roof needs to be replaced because it has come to the end of its life. Here’s a guide on how to find roof water damage and how often your roof needs to be replaced.
The second most likely area your house will leak is the basement. If your basement begins to leak, you may have to do quite a bit of water damage restoration in your home. From mold remediation to replacing building materials that have become damaged and soaked by the water, there is plenty to be fixed.
To find the places where it’s possible that there could be water coming into your home, here are a few things to look for:
Ways that to know that you already have water in your basement include:
If you’ve found water damage in your home, the first step is to get everything that’s of value out of the basement. In the best cases, you might be able to save your couch or other furniture and decorations after you’ve done that it’s time to start making water damage restoration plans. Mitigation and restoration go hand in hand to ensure that your home stays dry and looks beautiful.
But, restoration for water damage is no small task, and it’s not cheap either. If you’re looking for an affordable and professional water damage restoration company, reach out to us at WISA. We’d love to look into your project and provide you with restoration services to help make your home everything that it once was. We understand that dealing with water damage isn’t fun. That’s why we enjoy being able to provide damage restoration services. Check out our basement remodel page on our website.
Reach out to us today to learn more and to start your water damage restoration. It’s our intention that your home would receive water damage mitigation and a full restoration so that you can go back to life the way it was before your home was damaged.
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