If you have water damage, the first thing you should do is address the issue as quickly as possible. To prevent further damage to your property.
Water damage occurs in many different ways.
- Water or drain pipe leaks
- Water heater leaks
- Roof, window or siding leaks
- Condensation lines from air conditioning units clogged
- Storm Damage
These are some examples to name a few.
Some water damage issues are clear to see immediately, some show up slowly over time. So now that I have discovered I have it, what should I do?
Call a trained, licensed and insured company like Integrity Building and Restoration to assess the damage. This can often be completed using special equipment such as moisture meters and inspection cameras. This type of equipment can be used to determine where the leak is coming from and what materials may need to be removed. Sometimes materials can be dried out using
specialized equipment to avoid having to tear them out, which can greatly reduce the repair time and cost of repairs.
It is important to find a water damage company that is a certified firm with the IICRC (Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification). Companies that have this certification have completed extensive training courses on how to specifically deal with water damage restoration, mold remediation, and drying.
If water damage is detected early enough, repairs can be minimized significantly but if left to further deteriorate, many costly issues can arise like mold damage, termites, and structural issues. Also, if it occurs and is not handled quickly, Insurance companies can deny your claim for negligence.
Like most property owners, water damage repairs are always a scary thing to face because of the unknown cost but if you work with a reputable company you will be able to rest easy knowing the job is done right. Some companies even offer affordable financing options so you can have your property repaired without waiting to save up the money.