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Let us take a moment to list all the places water flows. It flows through pipes in our Holdrege homes, outside the home, it runs through the dishwasher, the fridge, the washing machine, through the sinks, toilets, sprinkler systems, rain gutters, drains, street gutters, rivers, streams, and springs, just to name a few. There is a slim chance that one can successfully meander through life without encountering a water damage emergency of some form. In fact, 14,000 individuals experience a water damage crisis throughout the U.S. daily, whether it is in the home, or at work. Some of the main causes of water damage are:
In the case of a water damage emergency, never attempt to fix the problem yourself! There are always good intentions when it comes to quickly cleaning up a mess, but sometimes larger, underlying problems are passed up that really need to be addressed at the time of the event.
Most people don’t have the necessary equipment to do a thorough cleanup job. Water spreads quickly, seeps, stains, and cultivates growth. Overtime, there is an increased risk in further structural damage, making the structure unsafe to enter or live in. Don’t risk beginning the cleanup process without first contacting a water damage restoration professional.
It is important to act immediately!
When water damage becomes prevalent, take action immediately! A few signs of water damage can be:
Tackle the issue before it blows out of proportion. A small sign of water damage could just be a taste of the unseen damage lying beneath. The biggest threat to a family is mold. This can be a dangerous form of life to live with, as it creates living spores that cause health concerns when ingested. Contact a specialist immediately.
Be sure to ask about structural drying and screening services. Some restoration companies offer high quality drying services to effectively extract and eliminate any noticeable and lingering moisture in and around the affected area. Because of advanced technology, some restoration companies, such as Yellow Van Cleaning and Restoration offer a thermal imaging service, which identifies areas where water may be hidden without requiring invasive measures. This method can be used throughout the drying process, ensuring that no moisture goes without being eliminated.
It is hard to avoid water damage! Take preventative measures by:
When a disaster strikes, know that you’re in good hands. Today’s technologies allow for safe and effective water cleanup processes, ensuring a safe home environment, and a quick resume to normal life.