Five Things You Should Know About Water Damage

Mold is an inconvenient and often dangerous issue many homeowners face, but did you know there are ways you can fend off the problem? Here are some ways to prevent mold growth in your home.

1. Common Causes.



New property owners are often unaware that there are several common causes for water damage that may not be obvious. Broken sump pumps, burst pipes, foundation issues, gutters, and failed bathtub seals are just some of the ways water damage may occur in your home. The more you know, the more prepared you will be if water damage does happen.

 

2. Insurance Coverage.
Not all insurance plans cover water damage. It is important to be aware of what your plan covers and what it does not. Oftentimes, homeowners find that weather and outside flooding damage is not covered in their basic plan. In this case, you may want to consider purchasing an extra plan as damage repair can be expensive.

 

3. Damage Can Get Worse.
Another important thing you should know about water damage is that the destruction caused can get worse very quickly. That’s why it is important to call as soon as you notice water damage or flooding. The longer you wait, the more damage will build up. Mold can start to grow quickly in the walls and floorboards, which can lead to serious health issues if not taken care of right away. It is best to call a professional within 24 hours to avoid any further damage to your property.

 

4. Water Pollution.
Water pollution levels are broken up into three categories. Level one means that the water is coming from a clean source, like your pipes. Level two means there is bacteria in the water and exposure could cause illness. Level three includes water that is very contaminated and can cause illness or disease with direct contact. It is important to be aware of of the pollution level of the water source. All three of these categories can cause serious damage and should be taken care of immediately. Call a professional if you are at all unsure of water pollution levels.

 

5. Professional Help
Drying out your space and cleaning up after water damage can be a big job, and it is one that you do not want to have to do alone. It is important to call a professional within 24-48 hours of finding water to ensure that your space is cleaned up properly and is safe to occupy. Problems can often hide beneath the surface and a trained professional can catch these and solve them quickly.

The danger and inconvenience of water damage can be a hassle, but it doesn’t have to be the end of the world. If disaster strikes, keep these five things all property owners should know about water damage in mind, and contact Bishop Clean Care to discuss how water damage services can get your home back to normal.

Bishop Clean Care, Inc. is a residential and commercial cleaning company serving our Southwest Georgia community for over 60 years. Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter for more cleaning tips and contact us today to learn more about our extensive cleaning, water damage restoration, and mold removal services.