How to Bounce Back Fast from Water or Sewer Damage
One of the worst things that can happen in your home is water or sewer damage. It’s not only a complete mess, but if not treated immediately, is dangerous, expensive, and destructive.
Water DamageDue to unforeseen circumstances like burst pipes, undetected leaks or flooding, water damage causes a lot of damage unless the water is removed quickly.
Potential Problems from Water DamageIt’s important that all of the water be removed quickly and completely. If not, damage escalates. Some of the damage and loss comes in the form of saturated drywall, swelling or rotted wood, rusted metal and the onset of mold and bacteria. A professional water damage restoration company has the equipment to remove a lot of water very quickly. After that, industrial strength drying equipment is brought in to thoroughly dry all affected areas while moisture levels are monitored. They will clean and sanitize your home to prevent mold, bacteria growth and odors. A professional service will also remove unsalvageable items and throughout the process, works directly with your insurance company.
Sewer DamageThere aren’t too many things worse than a sewer backup. Sewer backups can be caused by long tree roots, old or damaged sewer lines and clogged drains. Older homes with older sewer lines are at greater risk to experience sewer backups. There are usually warning signs that a sewer backup is coming.
- Slow drains, always start in fixtures at the lowest level (first floor, basement)
- Clogs in multiple drains; wastewater is not able to pass
- Leaking or sewage coming from the cleanout pipe (located outside, in the basement)
- Bubbling sinks, toilets
- A foul, sewer smell coming from drains
- Sewage coming up through floor drains or showers
- High water levels in floor drain