In winters, the pipes installed in the walls and floor of your house or workplace shrink due to decreasing temperature. However, the case is opposite with the water inside these pipes. Water expands when the it freezes. If there is no insulation for the pipes, they can burst due to pressure from the expanding ice. This would be damaging for the property.
A sump pump is used in the crawlspaces and basements of houses or businesses in flood prone areas. But if the sump pump is broken during a rain storm, the water would leak through the basement and gather in the area and lead to water damage of your property and belongings.
Sometimes, due to any problem in the sewerage system, the waste materials cannot drain properly, so they collect and start discharging inside your property leading to bad odor and water damage.
Flooding is also a common type of water damage source to your property. There are many possible sources of flood water. The water could be seawater, groundwater, surface water or water from a reservoir. Whatever the source of flooding water, it is a major problem.
Carpeting is a common and very useful part of homes and businesses as it provides protection and decreases noise. All of these bad situations not only ruin the carpeting of your home or business but also all other objects there like furniture, electric and other appliances and clothing and draperies leading to great loss.
Water damaged carpeting can be a big issue for the residents or workers. If the damage is great and the water was contaminated, it needs proper cleanup by trained people. You have to call the professionals for water damage cleanup as they are experienced in this field and know what they are dealing with. These people deal with such problems on almost daily basis so they are better skilled and equipped to do all the cleaning and repair of the damage.
It is very important to contact these people as soon as possible so that they can arrive in time and begin their work immediately. If this is not done then mold and mildew start to grow not only in the damp carpets but also on walls and furniture. These mold and mildews only require about 24 to 48 hours to germinate and grow. They are the source of many respiratory problems. So, if you want to save your walls, furniture, carpeting and ultimately your health, you need to act fast.
So, as soon as you call the nearest restoration company after an event like any of these, they arrive at your place and first of all, control the cause. Then they assess the damage and make a plan on what should be done.
Their crew would always keep you informed about everything and also discuss the plan with you. Your insurance adviser would also make an estimate of the cost of all the repair and cleanup. Then, the process would start with your approval including emergency repair, drying, cleaning, dehumidifying and deodorizing.