Water damage is just as much of an emergency as a house on fire. With water damage, however, the issue is not always apparent. Unlike a burning building, there are often no warning signs like smoke or a smell until what may be too late. With water damage, homeowners will only see stains or smell a musty scent once the water has been present for some time.
But sometimes the damage is immediately seen, as with a pipe bursting and flooding the carpets or floodwaters breaking through a home’s barriers to fill it with standing water. Regardless of how the water entered your home—and how much of it there is—you need to take care of the problem right away.
Left to sit, water can cause the following issues:
- Introduction of mold into the home, which causes health issues
- Introduction of viruses and/or bacteria (from dirty water) that can cause illness
- Aesthetic damages such as stains on walls
- Structural integrity of the home, causing building materials to warp and/or weaken
- Damage carpet or tile due to saturation
- Loss of décor and other furnishings
- Damage to furniture and other wood interiors
- Cause drywall to sag and possibly fall apart
By letting the water sit for too long, you are costing yourself more money in the long run, because you will potentially have to replace furniture, drywall, and more.
At ServicePros, we offer services for all types of water damage such as sewage backup and flooded basements. Our services are available for 24 hours a day, 7 days a week whenever you need us. Call to speak with a representative, who can schedule for a contractor to come to your home. They can get to work within the next 24 hours.
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Prone to Flooding: The Risks of Basements
While a basement is great for additional storage or living space, it also increases the risk that your home will flood. Basements are inherently prone to flooding because they are underground. But even though basements are fortified against water with concrete foundations and strategically placed drainage pipes, these items can get damaged over time, allowing water to enter the home.
Other ways that water can enter your basement include:
- Through the window well
- Over the top of the basement wall
- Through a floor drain
- Via cracks in the floor or wall
- Through an overworked sump pump
- Water pipes
That’s why it’s important to keep an eye on your Franklin home’s basement and ensure that there are no significant damages; if there are, they should be fixed immediately. But even with a fully secured and waterproofed basement, you could still find water in your home because of other sources.
We can clean up the water from your basement and find the source of the issue—we’ll even fix it for you so it doesn’t happen again from the same source. Call now to discuss our water damage removal and extraction services with a ServicePro representative. We look forward to working with you!