If you’ve ever had a major appliance fail, like a washing machine hose or dish washer hose, and cause water damage to your flooring floor, you know it is an experience you never want to repeat. Unfortunately, water problems can come not just from appliances breaking but also from natural flooding due to weather conditions, ground seepage flooding from an improperly finished basement and broken pipes.
Cleaning up water related emergencies before they can cause damage is important. But, sometimes the clean up and restoration of the damage caused by the water can be troublesome, not to mention time consuming. Water restoration can be an expensive and time-consuming process.
It is best to prevent the problems before they occur, or at least be able to minimize the damage whenever possible.
It is almost impossible to predict when appliances might break, but you can be prepared if they do. We live by a saying “It’s not a matter of if, but when disaster can strike”.
“Do you know where your water shut-off valve is?”
If your dishwasher or washing machine started dumping gallons of water all over your floor, how quickly could you get the water shut off? Knowing where the shut-off is located can really minimize the water damage you have to clean up.
Pipes tend to burst in freezing weather.
Never leave hoses attached to the spickets outside your home, especially in the winter. If you will be away from home, and you want to save money by turning the thermostat down, keep it set at least at 50 degrees so you don’t risk your pipes freezing and bursting.
If you are already in the middle of cleaning up after a water-related disaster, please contact us. We will help you get it taken care of quickly.