Water damage caused by severe storms
Although we know, "Water Is Life", what happens to our life if the water is a danger?
In October 2016, Hurricane Matthew devastated the East Coast. This storm caused flooding that was life-threatening in parts of Eastern North Carolina. Raleigh and other inland cities like it were spared the worst of the damage. Raleigh wasn't prepared to face the effects of Hurricanes. As a result, homes and buildings in these inland areas weren't as well-built.
All Storms Can Cause Damage to Water
Even a storm that isn't a hurricane can cause damage. Your home needs to have the water damaged assessed as soon and as accurately possible. Even though visible harm, such as damage from a broken ceiling pipe or water leaks in the pipes may be easiest to detect, it doesn't necessarily mean this is all the harm that occurred. If your house has suffered water damage, you must consult with a specialist or expert company that specializes in water damage. Even though it might not cost the most to restore, this is still a costly damage.
Get rid of your water damage as soon as possible
Inspecting and maintaining your home is the first thing you can do to prevent damage caused by severe storms. In the event that water damage is not checked, it can grow and cost more to fix. The water damage could cause mold and other problems. This can pose a health risk to you and to your family. Also, rot may cause damage to your home's structure and integrity.
Potential Health Hazards
The mold can cause a lot of problems. Not only is it unsightly but also toxic. Mold may cause temporary problems like rashes, fatigue and coughing. The dangers long term are greater. Toxic molds have been linked with cancers of all kinds and deadly human infections.
It's not just the mold that can be a health risk. Your home's structural integrity can become compromised, making it unsafe to stay in. If your wood floor rots, it can collapse with just a simple walk. This can cost a lot to repair and, most importantly, cause injury to the person or members of your family.
You may incur additional costs if you don't fix water damage immediately
Insurance is available for most home owners in case of damage caused by water. By not repairing storm-related damage as soon as possible, insurance companies may no longer cover your damages. This is why you should call a restoration service as soon s as you discover a problem. However, it is your decision whether you want to deal with the issue in an early phase or not.
What should you expect From Water Damage Restoration Companys?
If you are looking for a company to restore water damage, make sure you check that it is fully insured and licensed by the state in which you live. It is not enough for a good company to fix only the water damage. A company should also be able repair ceilings and floors as well cabinets or other appliances. Such a service will allow you to avoid unnecessary time-consuming tasks and frustrations during a time of stress.
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