Three Types of Water Damage cited by Taylors Restoration NC and How They Differ
Your home is your single most important investment. But if unwanted water gets to your walls, floors and personal items, the results can be catastrophic.
There are three types of serious water damage and they wreak havoc differently. The response and restoration activities are different as well. The three common types are:
Mold (from leaks) or a storm
Even if the fire damage to your home was minimal, water from fire equipment or rain/snow coming into your home through exposed areas can be devastating. The key to restoration is:
Act immediately by getting an emergency response team in to the damaged area quickly. Further damage can be stopped and will help you with your choices for restoration.
Focus on making things right. Don’t let the severity of the damage fool you. Today’s restoration techniques produce amazing results.
When nature erupts, our homes are often in the way. Waters leaving their natural boundaries can cause major damage. Raleigh often sees such after hurricanes or tropical storms that batter our shorelines.
The primary things to watch for here are safety and structural issues.
Safety focuses on the well-being and security of people to enter a damaged structure.
Structural concerns happen when the saturation of the ground outside is not taken into account when evacuating water from your home. Negative pressures can cause serious foundation cracks and may render your home uninhabitable for a period of time.
Mold or Storm
Mold occurs when unwanted water is not removed from your home in a timely manner. It can cause serious health problems to you and your family. Broken pipes are the most common culprit. However, wind-driven rain can force water in and around window frames, sills and doorways. If the repair that is needed is not done soon enough such water seeping into the framework and foundation of your home, over time can be about as destructive as the two damage classifications above.
Speed of response followed by appropriate restorative services will determine the severity as well the amount written on your check to remove the effects of this water damage event.