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Water Damage Repair and Restoration Manor Residents

5/22/2018 (Permalink)

Water damage in your Manor home can be a cause for concern not only because of the damage but also the health risks to people living in within. Luckily SERVPRO of Ravenswood is nearby and can help mitigate the situation immediately!

The main causes of water damage in residential properties are:

  • Burst or leaking pipes – This is particularly prevalent in the winter where sudden temperature changes can cause weakness in pipes
  • Issues with the plumbing system – this can include but is not limited to blockages in the system causing leaks due to pressure build up
  • Faulty or malfunctioning household appliances – This could be a washing machine or dishwasher that has developed a fault causing water to leak from the appliance
  • HVAC (Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning units)
  • Natural disasters or inclement weather conditions

What damage can water cause?

Primary water damage is the areas of your home that have become wet or damp as a result of water intrusion. Although you may see water leaking from one area, this may not always be the origin of the problem which is not always visible to the naked eye.

Secondary damage can occur if the primary water damage was not treated properly and further moisture damage has occurred. Secondary damage can include weakened and disintegrating drywall, warped and cupped flooring, and mold growth can occur.

Mold growth not only causes damage to structures but is also a serious health concern if not properly and completely treated. Mold spores can be highly damaging to respiratory systems particularly those who are older, young children and people with existing respiratory health issues such as asthma.

Should I call a professional?

It can be tempting to clear the area yourself. However, you may only be treating the visible effects of the damage, not the root cause. This can lead to secondary water damage which is more costly to fix.

Manor residents, as soon as you are aware of water damage in your property you should call our expert water damage restoration team, SERVPRO of Ravenswood at 773-878-5200. Ensuring that you call a professional with 24-48 hours can save your home from secondary water damage which can save you money on the restoration needed.

Our trained technicians will use specialist equipment to discover the source of the water ingress to your property. Once this is located, they will set to work on restoring the cause of the intrusion of the water. Plumbers and general contractors can assist in repairing burst pipes, clearing blockages. Our technicians will contain flood water then clean & restore the affected areas of primary water damage removing the damp and moisture to ensure there is no further impact. If caught early enough this can ensure that secondary water damage cannot occur. If the water damage has been present for longer than 48 hours our team will also clean and repair any secondary damage if found. This can include removing and replacing damaged drywall, checking and repairing any structural damage and remediating mold from the source so you can be assured that your family’s health is not at risk. Contact us today with questions or concerns about water damage repair and restoration Manor residents; 773-878-5200.

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