Preventing Further Water Damage in Your Home After a Disaster

No one wants to experience the devastation of water damage in their home, whether it's from a flood or other disaster. It's important to understand the type of water damage you have and take steps to prevent further damage. Installing gutter protectors can help keep water flowing away from the house and restoring your home quickly can protect your health and property. When the water level rises above the bottom of the sump well, the sump pump is activated and pumps the water out of your home.

If the water is clean, such as from a water heater or washing machine, standing water in affected areas is much less of a concern. However, if it's black water, such as wastewater, anything that the water touches immediately becomes a possible biological hazard. Old water damage will have rings of dry water around the site; the more rings, the longer the water damage is likely to have been there. If water damage persists for more than a week, mold and mildew growth, structural damage, and biological contaminants can pose a serious risk to you and your family.

This makes it all the more important to begin remediating water damage as soon as possible. In addition to the immediate loss of personal property due to water damage, secondary damage must be taken into account. Furniture may need to be dried, cleaned, or thrown away depending on the level of damage. How long it takes for repairs to be completed depends on how long it takes for affected material to dry and the severity of the damage. To prevent further water damage in your home after a flood or other disaster, install gutter protectors to keep water flowing away from your house and restore your home quickly to protect your health and property.

If you experience severe water damage, call Jenkins Restorations to get your home (and your life) back to normal.

Rex Mungle
Rex Mungle

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