Hazards of water damage
Water damage is one of the most common and potentially costly problems a homeowner can face. Potential problems include the following:
- Electrical hazards;
- Structural damage;
- Damage to furnishings; and/or
- Mold growth.
Signs of water damage
Water damage can be caused by any of the following:
- A broken pipe;
- An overflowing sink or toilet;
- An appliance malfunction; and/or
- A severe storm.
Some signs of the subtler signs of water damage include the following:
- Unexpected increase in your water bill;
- Wood floors begin to bow;
- Mold growth;
- Drywall seems soft to the touch;
- Musty odor; and/or
- Peeling paint or bubbling wallpaper.
Water damage repair services
At Ideal Basement Waterproofing, our experienced, reliable experts can help clean the area and mitigate the damage. We start by inspecting your property thoroughly. We extract the water quickly and efficiently with commercial equipment to prevent further damage. Then we introduce structural drying and dehumidification equipment. We remove any salvageable furnishings and dispose of any that cannot be saved, such as saturated carpet. We work to make sure that your home or office looks at least as good as it did before the damage occurred.
Your 100 percent satisfaction is our guarantee. Contact us today to help repair any water damage in your home or office.
What to do while you wait for help to arrive
If you experience severe water damage due to a natural disaster and burst or leaky pipes, you can take several steps to deal with the water damage while you wait for the experts at Ideal Basement Waterproofing to arrive. First and foremost, be safe! Electrical shock and slip and fall hazards are very real. Turn off the power to the rooms that have water damage, and never operate a TV or other electrical appliance when standing on a wet carpet or floor. If the water is from a burst or leaky pipe, turn off the water at the source.
Remove excess water from floors by mopping and from carpets by blotting with clean towels. Transfer wet items such as curtains, colored rugs, or wet upholstery to a dry area. Move lighter pieces of furniture to a dry area and wipe off any excess water. Place a piece of plastic under the legs of larger furniture that may be too heavy to move to another room.
If you’re not sure how far the damage has spread, let our team at Ideal Basement Waterproofing help. We offer a free consultation and will recommend the best next steps for your situation. Call and schedule your consultation today.