Water damage Restoration: The common cause and effect
Water damage is one household problem every homeowner never wishes to experience. Some of the problems are easy to solve. But for the most of it is worse to the extent that it can lead to a severe property or health problem. It is indeed overwhelming. That is why it’s important for homeowners to find someone who can give them assistance while in the process of water damage restoration. Hiring a water damage restoration professional is ideal. But even so, it still necessary for homeowners to fully understand everything about the problem, particularly its cause. There are different problems that can cause problems and some of these are poor plumbing, broken appliances, and natural disaster.
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Different types of water damage and its effect
Poor plumbing consists of clogged toilets, leaky pipes, broken shower or faucet, sewage cracks and so on. It is recommended to act on it or call a plumber upon its discovery, no matter how small the problem is. This is because a small problem like leaky pipes can lead to a more dangerous and serious problem once it didn’t solve right away.
Appliances such as washing machine, air-conditioning unit, dryers, dishwasher, and refrigerators; as it grows older, they are becoming prone to leaks and other malfunctioning problems that can cause to water damage. To prevent this from happening, timely maintenance is needed to ensure all the appliances are working properly.
The classes and category of water damage
Natural disaster, without a doubt, can cause several disasters in one’s house. Water damage caused by the natural disaster is more complicated than other water related-problems because it needed to undergo several processes before one can fully restore the affected areas. The process of water damage restoration starts with the assessment of the house. Once the assessment has been completed, homeowners or water damage restoration professional can determine the amount of loss, its class and category, and best restoration method. There are four classes: 1 is the lowest level and 4 requires special drying method for different materials such as concrete and hardwood. While water damage category has 3: 1 is the problem coming from a clean source, 2 is the damage from liquid that contains urine or detergent soaps, and 3 is the source from unsanitary water.
Upon thorough planning, they can immediately proceed with the cleanup process (furniture and appliances), extraction, another cleanup process (mopping, washing walls and floors, and more), drying process, sanitation, re-assessment of the house and re-construction. But for severe damage, after the second cleanup process, the room will need to undergo extensive remediation treatment.
Everything has a chain reaction and in water damage, if there is a cause, there will also be an effect. And the two common effects are mold development and property destruction. Both dangerous to one’s property and people’s health. That is why it’s important that whatever the type homeowners is having or experiencing, it is recommended to locate the problem at once and do the necessary solution.