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Common Causes of Water Damage
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Common Causes for Water Damage
Pressurized water supply lines are one of the leading reasons that a home may suffer a flood. Take time to inspect your supply lines and replace them if they appear cracked or show signs of deterioration. You could be saving yourself time and money, and your home from damage.
You can help prevent a flooding disaster by checking these key areas: refrigerator lines, washing machine hoses, and toilet water supply lines. These supply lines usually are easily accessible and can be changed with pliers or an adjustable wrench. If you don't feel comfortable doing this yourself, or if you need assistance, a family member or local handyman could help you.
Let's focus on the toilet in your bathroom as a potential cause for water damage. Here are some of the most common reasons you may experience loss from a faulty toilet:
1-Leaking supply line is the line that connects the plumbing coming out of the floor to the toilet tank. This line is under continuous pressure, which means that if the hose begins to leak, it will continue to leak until the water line is turned off.
2-Old worn-out mechanical parts inside the tank can cause the toilet to run continuously and even overflow onto the floor, resulting in severe water damage to the floor, walls, and everything beneath.
3-The old worn-out wax ring that is at the base of the toilet where it connects to the floor. This wax ring can deteriorate out over time, causing water to leak at the base of the toilet.
4-Tank-to base washer is worn-out or pinched. If the tank is not seated correctly to the base, the washer could fail. Or, if the washer has aged too much, water can leak when flowing down to the bowl.
The water supply lines in a typical home or business are under and have continuous pressure, and if there's a leak or break, water will run out until it's shut off or fixed at the main water shut-off. Leaks inside walls are notorious for causing a lot of damage. These leaks are often unseen, slow, and gradual, so damage builds up and compounds itself over a period of time. To no fault of their own, homeowners don't see the problem until it's too late, and much damage has occurred.
We are water damage restoration specialist and are ready to restore your Lowndes County home or business to pre-water damage conditions. We quickly extract the water and then dry your property using state-of-the-art equipment. SERVPRO of Valdosta uses moisture monitoring equipment to effectively measure and document the drying process to ensure your property is dry.
Call us 24/7 for emergency water extraction and dry out your property and make it "Like it never even happened."
Leaky Pipes and Flooding Cause Valdosta Water Damage
Water damage in a ceiling can be a real mess. If you suspect you have a leak anywhere in your home, have it checked out as soon as possible. Small leaks can turn into large problems. There are a lot of ways water can end up in parts of your home or business where it doesn't belong.
It might be a smell you notice, or your pipes might be making a noise you haven't heard. Don't ignore it, because small water problems can lead to expensive damage. If you have water damage in your home call the certified, trained specialists at SERVPRO of Valdosta (229) 244-1466.
We are locally owned, and we know this community. We respond to your call 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Our technicians can also help you recover items that are damaged. Our restoration teams are well trained and properly equipped. We want to help restore your home.
No job is too big or too small for our experienced team. Water damage is a cornerstone of our business. We also have a lot of training and knowledge related to mold. Water damage that is not treated can lead to serious mold. If you see or smell mold contact us as soon as possible. The longer mold is allowed to grow the worse your problem will get.
Pipes and appliances aren't the only water damage to your home. Flooding can cause damage as well. Contact the professionals at SERVPRO of Valdosta if you have a flooding emergency.
Discovering Water Damage in Your Valdosta Home
Call SERVPRO of Valdosta (229) 244-1466, to come in and perform an inspection as well as any necessary cleanup and removal.
If you have water damage in your Valdosta home or business don't wait, call trained professionals today. In many cases, secondary damage such as black mold can cause even more trouble than the primary damage.
The following are a few questions that you may want to know the answers to in order to keep avoid larger problems.
How Does a Leak Contribute to Mold Growth?
This question has a simple and easy answer. Leaks create a wet area in the building which results in the optimal environment for mold to grow. This fungus thrives in moisture and can spread very quickly under the right circumstances. When you have a roof leak, it can result in a growth forming in the ceiling and may require quite a bit of work to remove it completely.
How Long Does It Take to Spread?
Mold can spread quite quickly when provided with enough moisture. If you have a roof or ceiling leak, you could end up with a mold problem overnight. It takes as little as a day for this persistent fungus to start growing a colony and the longer it is left alone, the bigger the growth will become. Over time, it can spread to other areas of the building as well.
What Can You Do About It?
There are several steps you can take to prevent it from spreading, the first of which is to have repairs made as soon as you discover a leak or water damage. Keeping moisture levels low in the building by using a dehumidifier, vent or open windows can help as well.
Flooding and water damage is very invasive. Water quickly spreads throughout your home and gets absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, and more. SERVPRO of Valdosta arrives quickly and starts the water extraction process almost immediately. This immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs.
If you find that you have black mold growing in your building, do not ignore the problem or expect it to go away on its own. Call SERVPRO of Valdosta (229) 244-1466, to come in and perform an inspection as well as any necessary cleanup and removal.
Flooding and water emergencies don’t wait for regular business hours and neither do we. SERVPRO of Valdosta provides emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—including all holidays.
How SERVPRO can Help Your Property Management?
Here at SERVPRO we are well equipped to help you not only with your water damage and fire damages – but also services to keep your rental property in tiptop shape!
When a tenant moves out of your property – you take steps in restoring it to the condition it was prior to their move in date. Whether that be carpet cleaning, air duct cleaning, odor removal, or light demolition.
Get top dollar for your rental property and avoid complaints from tenants by allowing SERVPRO to provide the following services:
- Carpet Cleaning: Not only does carpet cleans make your property look better – it also provides health benefits to your new tenants. Cleaning the carpets removes pet dander, allergens, and bacteria.
- Tile & Grout Cleaning- Get the tile and grout in your property to shine like new with a cleaning.
- Air Duct Cleaning: The benefit of cleaning the air ducts allows for your tenants to breathe cleaner air and is great maintenance on your overall HVAC system.
- Smoke Odor Removal: As a landlord or property manager sometimes pesky smoke odors just seem to be stubborn and unable to be removed. SERVPRO can provide a detailed odor removal service.
- Light Demo: SERVPRO can provide light demolition services by removing flooring and drywall.
Inquire on how SERVPRO of Valdosta can further help your rental property. SERVPRO of Valdosta is ready to help: (229) 244-1466.
Water Removal for Flooded Car
Ready for any disaster no matter the place!
SERVPRO of Valdosta provides water damage restoration services to not only homes and business- but also vehicles!
After a heavy Fall rain shower a customer opened her car door and saw water gathered at the floorboards. She tried to soak up as much as possible, however the carpet seats and floorboards were heavily saturated with rainwater. Turns out she had mistakenly left her sunroof open.
She began to call autobody shops- and they were unable to help her with the interior water damage. That is when someone recommended SERVPRO of Valdosta. She called us in a pure panic to help her with her new SUV. She drove it to our warehouse as soon as we got off the phone. We began to assess the damage and knew this is a perfect job for our team. She sighed with relief as she did not know where else to go.
This customer and her SUV escaped more damage by acting fast. SERVPRO of Valdosta was able to place equipment inside of the vehicle as well as extract the seats and carpets.
SERVPRO of Valdosta is here to help (229) 244-1466.
Water Damage IN Your Valdosta Homes Immediate Attention
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Water damage in and around your home can be costly. Early detection can help keep water damage to a minimum, especially if you can fix the issue before there is significant damage.
One way to determine if you have a leak is to check your water bills and your water meter. You could have a hidden leak if you notice a sudden unexplained cost increase in your monthly bills.
It's also a good idea to read your water meter. Don’t use any water for two hours. Read the meter again. If it has moved, you’ve just discovered you have a leak.
If a leak causes damage to your home call the restoration experts at SERVPRO of Valdosta.
SERVPRO of Valdosta professionals answer your calls 24/7/365 regardless of the cause, scale of loss, or size of facility.
Water leaks that aren't taken care of quickly can turn into a major problem. If the right conditions exist, mold will grow.
Those conditions include:
Water - Different mold types require varying amounts of liquid before growth begins.
Temperature - Normal indoor temperatures will promote mold growth.
Time - Initial mold colonizers can take hold within one day after being exposed to an adequate water supply.
If your home or business has a mold problem, we can inspect and assess your property and use our specialized training, equipment, and expertise to remediate your mold infestation.
If you see visible mold, do not disturb it. You can inadvertently spread the mold infestation throughout your home. When mold is disturbed, the mold can release microscopic mold spores which become airborne and can circulate inside your home.
What to Do:
Stay out of affected areas.
Turn off the HVAC system and fans.
Contact SERVPRO of Valdosta for mold remediation services (229) 244-1466.
What Not to Do:
Don’t touch or disturb the mold.
Don’t blow air across any surfaces with visible or suspected mold growth.
Don’t attempt to dry the area yourself.
Don’t spray bleach or other disinfectants on the mold.
The trained professionals at SERVPRO of Valdosta are ready to help (229) 244-1466.
Water Damage In Valdosta, SERVPRO of Valdosta Is Ready To Help
When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is critical.
There are two primary categories of water damage. The most common water damage issues are caused by plumbing and appliance issues, and less common are weather related events such as rain, and storms. The kind of water that leaks into your home is important to understand when assessing water damage and the expense.
The three types of contaminated water:
Category 1: "Clean Water"
Category 1 water is from a clean source like a broken water supply line or leaking faucet.
If not treated quickly, this water can turn into category 2 or 3, depending on length of time, temperature, and contact with surrounding contaminants.
Water from a clean source like a broken water line.
If left untreated, can degrade into category 2 or 3.
Category 2: "Gray Water"
Category 2 water is contaminated and could cause discomfort or illness.
Examples include washing machine overflow; toilet overflow with some urine, but no feces; or dishwasher overflow.
May contain bacteria and viruses.
Can quickly degrade into category 3 if left untreated
Category 3: "Black Water"
Category 3 water is grossly contaminated and could cause severe illness or death if ingested and any contact should be avoided.
Examples include flooding from rivers or streams, water from beyond the toilet trap, water from the toilet bowl with feces, or standing water that has begun to support microbial growth.
May contain untreated sewage, harsh chemicals, and microbes.
Water from flooding rivers or sewer backup.
SERVPRO of Valdosta is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is critical. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage.
Fast, Professional Response
A SERVPRO of Valdosta technician arrives quickly and starts the water extraction process almost immediately. This immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs. Flooding and water damage is very invasive. Water quickly spreads throughout your home and gets absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, and more.
If you have water damage call SERVPRO of Valdosta today.
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Calling For Restoration Help After Water Damage In Valdosta
Whether it's pipes bursting to air conditioner leaks, a water heater dumping gallons of water into your home, call SERVPRO of Valdosta (229) 244-1466
Water Damage In Your Valdosta Home
There are a number of ways you can end up with water damage in your home. From pipes bursting to air conditioner leaks, a water heater dumping gallons of water into your home or even the toilet backing up into your bathroom. SERVPRO of Valdosta technicians have seen it all.
Below are a few tips to help you while you wait for us to arrive
* Wear shoes for more stability when walking in the affected areas.
* Shut off the water source if possible and it can be done safely.
* Remove excess water by mopping or blotting.
* Remove and prop up wet upholstery cushions for even drying. Do not put cushion covers in the washing machine.
* Place aluminum foil or wood blocks under furniture legs.
*Remove oriental or other colored rugs from wet carpet.
* DO NOT use a regular vacuum to remove water.
* DO NOT turn on ceiling fixtures if a ceiling is wet. Keep out of areas where ceilings are sagging from retained water.
*Do not leave book magazines or colored items on wet carpeting.
* Contact your insurance agent and obtain a claim number for your loss.
* Place all pets away from loss area and in a safe place.
SERVPRO of Valdosta specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event.
Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.
When You Have Water Damage Call Us Right Away
Flooding and water emergencies don’t wait for regular business hours and neither do we. SERVPRO of Valdosta provides emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, call us (229) 244-1466.
Water & Floors
You can count on our team to know what to do when it comes to water and floors. There are many different ways to approach water when floors are involved. Sometimes it requires complete removal and sometimes we can simply dry out the surface. In the situation above the water had penetrated through the flooring to the slab. We knew to remove all the affected flooring and partner that with setting the proper amount of equipment to make sure it will dry properly. In most cases, we monitor the moisture levels daily assuring that the structure is dry. Our 2nd line of defense is treating it with our patented plant-based antimicrobial agent so we can be assured that there would be no issues with mold at a later date. All of these behaviors prepare a home to be ready for the contractors to come in and replace the floor.
Water damage to floors
You can count on our team to know what to do when it comes to water and floors. There are many different ways to approach water when floors are involved. Sometimes it requires complete removal and sometimes we can simply dry out the surface. In the situation above the water had penetrated thru the flooring to the slab. We knew to remove all the affected flooring and partner that with setting the proper amount of equipment to make sure it will dry properly. In most cases, we monitor the moisture levels daily assuring that the structure is dry. Our 2nd line of defense is treating it with our patented plant-based antimicrobial agent so we can be assured that there would be no issues with mold at a later date. All of these behaviors prepare a home to be ready for the contractors to come in and replace the floor.