Real Estate Talk: Tips on Resolving Water Damage Through Water Damage Restoration
Drainage systems that fail or broken pool pump can cause water damage to properties. People cannot definitely live without it, but water can be a problem if it causes serious damage to properties. Water seeps into our home’s vulnerable areas, causing the most mayhem possible. And when water damage reach a neighbor’s property, serious disputes may arise.
In real estate investment, beware and check for the possibility of the presence of water damage, especially in very old properties or properties that long never been lived. So it is a good idea consulting your realtor to know the extent and details of water damage, to guide you hire the best water damage restoration company for any of your existing and future real estate investment. Valuable objects may become permanently damaged because seeping water can be progressive and pervasive, if emergency response is delayed more than 48 hours. There are immediate steps you can do to reduce the amount of long-term damage commonly caused by plumbing failure caused by water damage.
For detecting flood damage, close the water main and shut off all water source to stop the flooding and shut down electrical breaker before removing electrical devices from wet submerged areas. To prevent permanent staining, you can put aluminum foil under your furniture’s feet which are in contact with water or wet carpet to prevent permanent stains. Raise draperies or curtains away from water or wet carpet, and tack up and lift any skirts of your upholstered furniture. It is important to also remove shoes, fabrics, potted plants, books, papers or other items that can stain wet carpet. Do not use your vacuum because it can result to electrical shock, damaging your vacuum cleaner as well. It is a common practice placing newspaper in traffic areas can transfer ink easily to wet carpet fibers, so avoid using it to prevent permanent staining. Do not walk on carpet otherwise necessary to prevent damage from spreading to unaffected areas. Act promptly and call the services of a water damage restoration company, because shopping vacuums or carpet drying equipment can’t prevent water from climbing on the walls, beneath baseboard, and molding into still plates.
The extent of water damage is beyond the things directly in contact with water, because if internal humidity is not controlled, those things that are undamaged from flood can also be damaged by absorbing moisture from the air. We are a water damage restoration company with highly knowledgeable and highly trained restoration technicians, utilizing state-of-the-art equipment and technology to dry an entire structure as fast as possible. If you and your realtor decide to avail of water damage restoration services, feel free to contact us for more information.