Category: Water Damage & Flooding
Water damage can occur in several different ways. There are pipe leaks, weather events, and damping. Damping can occur when the basement or the attic is very humid. That humidity can seep into the walls. You can oftentimes identify damping by noticing water damage near the floor or the ceiling without clear drip lines. Any of these three kinds of water event can cause water damage. Water damage is particularly insidious because it is a multiplying catastrophe. The Initial Water Damage A water damage problem obviously begins with the initial water damage. If it’s damping or a slow leak, you might not even notice it until it has gotten bad. If it’s a weather event or a burst pipe, the problems will quickly arise. The first problem is electrical. The electrical wires and connections in the walls must be protected from water. Shorts, fires, and wire damage could result if the water is not stopped quickly. Water can also undermine the structural integrity of water-soluble materials such as drywall and wallpaper. If they’re not quickly dried, they’ll likely need to be replaced. Mold and Mildew Within a few days of the initial water damage, you’ll start to see mold and […]
This is a question that we hope to never ask ourselves! If you’re wondering if it’s time to call for help, it probably is. If the damage, or potential for more damage, is so great that you fear you can’t handle it yourself, then it’s time to call professional help. Here are a few guidelines to help you determine if it is time!
Winter is upon us and that means being aware of possible ice dam situations. For those of us that have experienced the damage an ice dam can cause, it is not something we wish to be a part of again! If you haven’t had to deal with one, thank your lucky stars. The good news is there are things we can prevent ice dams from forming.
Each year around this time, we begin to worry about frozen pipes. By now, it’s probably a little too late as we’ve had plenty of subfreezing nights already! Frozen pipes are a nightmare that cause thousands of dollars in water damage. The good news? There are a few ways to help mitigate this hazard!