How to Deal With Two of Most Common Water Damage Problems

If You Have Water Damage Related To a Leaking Pipe?

One of the leading causes of water damage is a broken or leaking water pipe. If you have any type of water incident related to a leaking pipe you need to stop the source of the water as fast as you can. Get the water turned off to the entire home if you have to. If you do not know how to do that, you need to call a plumber as fast as you can. Get the water shut off! You need to realize water damage is a serious matter that can result in serious health issues. You can’t completely resolve the issue by just vacuuming up the water and letting the area dry out. You end up with a mold problem and that can be an expensive problem to deal with.

Next, You Call Your Local Water Damage Restoration Contractor.

They will have the knowledge, experience, and proper equipment to handle any water damage that you might suffer resulting from a leaking pipe or any other source. Any type of water damage can be very serious and you need to address it as quickly as you can.

Be Extremely Careful With a Sewage Back Up

Toilet back-flows that originate from beyond the toilet trap are considered black water contamination regardless of visible content or color. Category 3 water is considered contaminated water and will have a negative effects on your homes indoor environment. This category also includes water sources from seawater, rising water from rivers or streams, ground surface water or standing water. Black Water is grossly unsanitary and can contain harmful bacteria and fungi able to cause severe discomfort or sickness. It takes highly trained and experienced personal deal with Category 3 or Black Water. This assures your project is completed in accordance with rigid IICRC standards from start to finish.

Keep the Toilet Maintained

It’s a good idea to inspect a toilet’s components, such as the fill, supply and flush valves and the supply line at least once a year. A little maintenance goes a long way in preventing a disaster. You want to make sure you can turn off the supply of water. Make sure all components are working properly and there are no leaks.