All homeowners have visions for their home: They imagine raising a family there, changing the interior to match their tastes, and hosting parties with extended relatives and friends. Many expect the “downside” of owning a home, such as the upkeep and routine maintenance. Additionally, they know there is a chance that something disastrous—such as a fire—could happen to their home. But few homeowners prepare for such types of disasters.
Water damage is one of these disasters, and ServicePros has seen just how devastating water can be to a home. The house’s structure can be damaged, requiring extensive and expensive repairs. Others are lucky, where the damage is minimal and the problem can be easily repaired.
No matter what type of situation you are facing, ServicePros can handle it. Our trained teams of water removal professionals have had experience assessing water damage and restoring property. No matter if you caught the damage in its beginning stages or are facing more serious problems, you should always consider standing water in the home an emergency.
According to the Center for Disease Control, mold grows in warm, humid environments (think of a sauna) in as little as 24 to 48 hours. It’s not something you want to invite into the home. In addition to being unsightly, mold can exasperate health problems such as asthma and lung illnesses. Exposure to mold can cause eye and skin irritation, nasal stuffiness, and fever. For those with poor immune systems or lung illnesses, mold can even grow in the lungs.
We’ve helped hundreds of clients with water damage in and around the Essex area—let us help you, too. Call to speak with a ServicePros representative and they will send out an assessor to your home. After a thorough inspection, they will provide you with a quote for our services. Once we get the go-ahead, we’ll start your home on the road to recovery.
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Water can find its way into your home in a variety of ways. One common source is old pipes that carry water into the home. When these become rusted, cracked, or corroded, they allow water into areas of the home where they are not desired. By conducting routine checks on all the exposed pipes in your home, you can help prevent water damage from occurring. Other areas of concern include:
- Structure & Foundation: Water can cause the home’s wooden structure to warp. If you notice that doors and windows are harder to close, this could be a sign of structural damage. Your foundation can become damaged over time, so keep an eye and repair cracks and other issues as quickly as possible.
- Landscape: Keep your trees away from underground pipes, make sure your irrigation system (built-in or attachable) are kept away from the home, and make sure water is draining away from the direction of the home.
- Sump Pump: In addition to your pipes, make sure your sump pump is working properly. If you live in an area with particularly heavy rainfall, consider investing in a battery-backup system for times when the power goes out.
By conducting regular checks on these and other areas of the home, you can help prevent water damage from occurring in your Essex home. And if it does, we are available to help.