If your home is damaged by water, will you be prepared? AAA Restoration equips you with the right information for such scenarios through our water damage FAQs.
What causes water damage?
Simply put: water damage occurs due to excess water that has pooled in hidden areas of your home. The water could come from malfunctioning household items, such as dryers and washing machines. Backed up roof drains and gutters, poorly constructed bathtubs, and septic tanks that overflow are also reasons why you have water pooling and damaging your home.
Moreover, natural disasters (e.g., floods or hurricanes), as well as pipes that start to leak or burst can result in excess water in your home.
What are the risks associated with water damage?
Water that pools in your home will immediately soak items nearby. It then creates a breeding ground for harmful bacteria and viruses. Flood waters, for example, are usually infested with hepatitis, cholera, and other serious waterborne diseases.
Mold is also a primary concern. Left unchecked, it could spread through your house by releasing spores in the air. Short-term exposure to mold does not raise serious medical concerns, but regular contact with it may trigger health complications. These include nausea, respiratory diseases, and fatigue.
What should I do after a sewage, flood, or water leak?
The first thing you should do is contact a restoration company immediately; the water has more opportunities to damage the walls, wood, and carpet the longer the water sits.
What happens during water damage restoration service?
Our experts will inspect the area first and stop the source of leaks. With our extraction machinery, we will also remove standing water from the site. Afterwards, our technicians will start the drying process with heavy fans and dehumidifiers.