It is always critical when you are dealing with water damage. CPR24 Restoration professionals will respond quickly and use modern equipment and techniques to remove the water quickly. They continuously monitor and document the drying process to verify your property is dried.
Damages from water disasters are often underestimated by homeowners because of DIY water damage solutions. Diy Solutions may not be the solution, because in some cases, contaminated water creates immediate structural problems and it can surely cause serious biological threats. It may not be safe to enter the building after the water damage because it can weaken the structural integrity of the building. Make sure that the electricity in the building has been shut off. If the area has been underwater for more than 24 hours, it is best for you to avoid the area and wait until professionals arrive. Slip and fall accidents are one of the most common causes of injury because the floor is slippery.
After your property experiences any water damage from a rainstorm, leaky pipe or flood, you naturally want to get things back to normal quickly. Costing billions of dollars annually, water damage is one of the most common and costliest disasters your building could ever experience.Acting fast in a water damage case is important. A perfect environment will be created if water stands too much, it can lead to allergic reactions and even disease. Some materials like drywall and carpet are unreplaceable because after they absorb water they develop bacteria and mold that cannot be removed. So, take a fast but also a safe step.
Different types of water damage, different types of policies.
Renters and homeowners insurance provides coverage for wind driven rain, burst pipes and damage resulting from ice dams on your roof. Standard homeowners policy covers water that comes from the top down, such as rainfall and burst sprinklers.
Generally, water that comes from the bottom up, is covered by a separate insurance policy. One of the best ways to prevent water damage from water disasters is to properly maintain your home.
Steps when you detect water damage.
- Remain calm so you can think clearly.
- Shut off any water source or close the water main so flooding stops.
- If you can’t deal with the leak yourself, call a plumber.
- Before unplugging or removing any electrical devices from the wet carpet or submerged areas, make sure to shut down the electrical breaker in damaged areas.
- Call CPR24 Restoration at +1 416-551-8287. Available 365 days a year, 24/7.
- Put aluminium foil under legs or feet of any furniture that is in contact with wet carpet preventing further damages such as staining.
- Move any draperies or curtains away from water or wet carpet.
- Remove papers, books, shoes, fabrics, potted plants or other items that are able to stain wet carpet.
- Call your insurance company as soon as possible. All policies require that businesses or homeowners report their loss as soon as possible.
Avoid these things:
- Don’t use your home vacuum because electrical shock can result,as well as damage to the equipment.
- Do not place newspapers in areas to walk on because newspaper ink transfers easily to wet carpet fibers which results in permanent staining.
- Don’t walk on carpet any more than necessary, and try not to spread the damage to unaffected areas.
The cause of water damage.
We at CPR24 Restoration have seen and fixed every kind of water and flood damage imaginable. Most common causes of water damage at businesses and homes:
- Faulty plumbing
- Water heaters
- Leaks from appliances
- Sump pump failure
- Storm drain backup
- Water sprayed to extinguish fires
- Natural disasters
- Leaky roofs
- Ice dams
Appliances and Equipment. If your building has equipment that utilizes water, leakage is an ever present danger. Water heaters, air conditioners or anything that uses tubes gaskets, pipes or filters to operate has the potential to leak. If that kind of leak happens during off hours, you could be looking at big damage. The best thing you can do to prevent this type of damage is to look over and maintain your equipment. If you notice anything that might not be right like cracks, bulges, rust or signs of moisture, take preventative measures.
Roofing. Check your roof for any damage regularly. Don’t forget that every inch of water weighs in at around five pounds and over time this can lead to leaks. Make sure to look for any damages to your roof membrane, perimeter flashing or roof penetrations like drains, pipes and gas lines.
Pipes and drains. Even the smallest crack in your plumbing system could dump 250 gallons of water per day on your facility. Look for signs of moisture, rusting, cracking, blue stains and bulging. If your facility is exposed to lower temperatures, keep your pipes insulated to prevent freezing.
Preventing water damage.
Ensure to drain your place well. Poor drainage can cause cracks, uneven settling, and pathways for water to enter your building. Clean your gutters routinely because a clogged gutter will send cascades of water down the side of your house, and damaging your siding and foundation. Make sure your downspouts direct water 6 to 10 feet away from your house. Ensure your yard is sloped at least 6 inches over a 10-foot span away from your foundation.
During a storm is not a proper moment to check your sump pump. You must check it at least once a year and perform several checks during heavy storm seasons.
Check for water leaks. Water leaks lead to mold and mildew, rot, and even termites and carpenter ants. But if you fix a leak soon after it starts, there may be no long-term damage at all. Check for dark spots under pipes inside sink cabinets, stain on ceilings, drips and toilets that rock. Inspect your roof at least once a year. Repair loose, missing and damaged shingles.
Are cases where the damage from an water damage requires professional clean up and drying of your structure. Feel free to call CPR24 Restoration to help you. We are 24/7 ready to take care of your needs. We are specialized in washing machine overflow damage restoration, water and fired damage restoration, stain removal, flooded damages, mold remediation, sewage cleanup, blocked drains and burst pipes too.