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Water and Mold Restoration

From an overflowing sink to a backed-up sewer line, many situations can result in water damage in your home or commercial property. When water gets into your carpets, walls, and structure, it can do extensive damage. From weakening the integrity of your building to creating a situation in which dangerous and toxic mold grows unchecked, you should never ignore water damage. The sooner you take care of it, the less likely you are to have to deal with extensive (and expensive!) repairs.

Signs You Have Water Damage

Water damage is a big deal to encounter and deal with. Any sort of leaky pipe or leaky roof can cause serious structural damage. If it isn’t handled properly right away, it can cause worse damage over time. Below we have provided 4 signs to look for in order to avoid this nightmare scenario.

  • Damp or Musty Smell – A damp or musty odor is usually an indicator of water damage. As the dampness of the sitting water produces these unpleasant smells. Give us a call if you notice these smells.

  • Sounds of Running Water – You usually can see where water damage has occurred. But, sometimes you can only hear the water. It may be a dripping sound or it could be the sound of rushing or running water, if you hear any of these noises, call us immediately.

  • Dark or Wet Spots – If you notice dark or wet spots on your walls or ceiling, this is usually a sign that their is water damage within your walls. It could be a leaky pipe or a hole in your roof letting in water.

  • Changes to Flooring or Walls – Any sort of change in your ceilings or walls can be an early sign that you have water damamge. Bubbling paint or wallpaper can be an obvious thing to spot and gives you time to contact us for help.

Why Is Water Damage So Serious?

No one wants to walk into their property to find water all over the floor. However, this is all too familiar a scene for homeowners and business owners alike. When this happens, you want to make sure that all the water is cleared up, and that no water damage is left untreated. Additionally, if you are dealing with a flood related to your sewer line, you need to make sure that your property is decontaminated and disinfected.

Common culprits of water damage are:

  • Broken water mains and sewer lines

  • Burst pipes

  • Broken garbage disposals

  • Damaged roofs and gutter systems

  • Firefighting efforts

  • Broken supply lines

  • Overflowing toilets

  • Broken water heaters

  • Strong storms

  • Natural disasters, like earthquakes

Stop Mold in Its Tracks

One of the biggest concerns when it comes to water damage is mold growth. In environments where there is excess moisture, mold can grow in a matter of days. This is why it is important to call in professional water damage restoration experts, like American Craftsman Restoration. In addition to dealing with the structural water damage, we will be able to do a complete moisture mapping of the affected area and check for mold growth. Where mold is found, we can provide mold remediation services as part of your water damage restoration project.

Our water damage restoration services include:

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