How to Find a Water Leak in Your House

December 1, 2018

How to Find a Water Leak in Your House Do you suspect a water leak in your house? As you may know, water leaks pose a serious threat to your home and your family’s health. Left untreated, a water leak can lead to mold growth, wood rot and airborne particles that can precipitate asthma symptoms. Here’s how to find a water leak in your house depending on where you find moisture.   Stained or Dripping Ceiling If you notice a darkened patch on your ceiling or if you detect actual dripping, you know that the water leak in your house is coming from above the ceiling. What many homeowners assume incorrectly though, is that the roof must be leaking. This may not necessarily be true. A ceiling leak can also be caused by water pipe condensation or a busted or leaky plumbing pipe. Sometimes it may even be caused by … Continued

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Water Damage? Start Here

September 1, 2018

The Truth about Water Damage Water damage is something that can happen in any home. It can come from a broken pipe, a serious storm or even a fire. There is more to water damage than what you see on the surface, though. Consider some facts about water damage that you might not know.   What is Water Damage? The name seems pretty self-explanatory but it can be more extensive than you imagine. Water damage can be sudden like a burst water pipe or it can be slow like one that just leaks a little bit at a time. Fast or slow it causes significant damage to your property by soaking construction material, rotting wood and warping floors. Water damage is different than other kinds of property damage, too, because it can be lasting and hard to spot. Something like a fire in the kitchen creates charred areas that you … Continued

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The Start to Finish Process of Water Damage Restoration

March 20, 2018

Water is one of the most destructive elements to your home. Flooding, standing water and even excess moisture can wreak havoc on your living space, requiring professional care. Over time, damp areas will breed mold. From family heirlooms to furniture, your home’s valuables are at risk. If you think your home is in need of water damage restoration, don’t worry. We’re here to outline the restoration process. Follow the steps below. Step One: Get Emergency Assistance Before contacting your restoration team, you should get emergency assistance. Contact emergency response services. Then, make sure your home’s valuables are away from harm. Even if your living area is damp, it can damage your belongings. Your emergency assistance team will remove any standing water. Then, they’ll help you prepare for ongoing damage repair. Step Two: Determine Costs Next, expenses will be determined. Your water damage restoration team will use scientific approaches to determine … Continued

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Spring Weather Brings Heavy Rains: Here’s How You Should Prepare

March 5, 2018

Although there are certain areas designated as flood zones, flood damage can happen anywhere, to any property. If you own a residence, you need to understand the risks of spring water and the heavy rains it brings. The Dangers of Heavy Rain During Spring Weather Mother Nature unleashes a torrent of heavy rain in the spring. This condition is designed to revive and renew the earth and its living organisms, including people. In Phoenix, especially, rainfall is welcome. However, when lots of rain falls in a very short period of time, it can result in a barrage of water that quickly leads to water damage. It doesn’t take a lot of water to accumulate before damage occurs. For instance, did you know that just one inch of water can cause thousands of dollars in property damage? How to Prepare for Heavy Rain There are things you can do to protect … Continued

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Humidity and Mold Growth

July 20, 2017

Mold can grow when even a little humidity is introduced, and water damage can introduce devastating amounts of humidity. Bacteria grows in warm, wet environments, so you’d better understand and prepare for it. Understanding how water damage introduces into your home bacteria is important. If you’re facing post-storm water damage, watch out. Your home may be at risk for bacteria growth. Humidity and Mold Growth Mold grows in wet environments. Unfortunately, homes experiencing heavy rainfall, broken drainage systems, or even air humidity are at risk. When mold grows, it releases spores frequently. These spores can enter a home’s various areas, becoming difficult to target and remove. Spores are small, and they often exist in big numbers. Normally, the spores themselves don’t cause problems. They can, however, grow uncontrollably if a home’s moisture isn’t taken care of. If a mold spore lands in any stagnant water, an entire mold growth can … Continued

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