Act Fast With Water Damage
When most people think of water damage, they think flooding and basements. But, it’s not always like that. Water damage can occur anywhere in the home, upstairs or downstairs. Although, you must remember that water damage from upstairs will NOT stay there forever. This is what makes upstairs water damage so much more threatening. If you don’t work fast enough, you’ll be looking at a major restoration job.
Because of the speed factor, you can’t afford to mess up. The first thing on your mind in this situation should always be finding the source. Do not try getting rid of the water first. Without finding the source and plugging it up, you’re just allowing even more water to come in. With more water, more potential for it to travel into the lower levels of your home. Make sure you’re aware of where the shutoff valves are located.
You may be wondering how to tell if the water damage is affecting downstairs area. A sagging ceiling is a pretty big indication. After spotting a saggy ceiling, ensure you do not go anywhere near the area. It could easily result in a collapsed ceiling. Another good way to tell if the water damage is invading the lower level is the discoloration. Water damage tends to stain after sitting for so long. Remember, just because you see a spot on the ceiling doesn’t mean that the water damage is right above the stain.
Water doesn’t just sit still. It’s constantly moving until it reaches the lowest point. Now, think about the water moving upstairs to a lower level. It has to pass through a bunch of walls, ceilings, and maybe electrical units. I’m sure you can see where this is heading. Make sure the power is turned off before handling anything.
Most of the time, water damage situations such as this one depend on professional help. With that in mind, don’t hesitate to contact us. Free estimates, 24/7 service, the right equipment, and our certified water damage restoration professionals keep us ahead of the game. Our professionals ensure you know every step of the process so you’re not missing out on a single thing. Give us a call today for all of your restoration needs!
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Thank you to 24/7 Water Restoration for quickly coming to our house and cleaning up the water damage in our basement from a burst pipe. Their technicians were extremely professional and polite. Their quick response reduced the risks of mold setting in and causing even more damage and potential allergies and health concerns for our son. Thank you for your outstanding service!Karen