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Water Damage Restoration Explained

If a pipe leak, flooding, or other water damage has found its way into your home, you may be feeling frustrated and hopeless. Even with regular maintenance and attention towards damage prevention, severe weather and other conditions are completely out of your control. 

Causes of Water Damage

As stated above, there are two main reasons water damage occurs: conditions within the home, and conditions outside the home. Here are a few of the most common sources of water damage:

Inside the home

  • Overflowing sink
  • Overflowing bathtub
  • Overflowing toilet
  • Washing machine overflow
  • Roof leaks
  • Sewer Backup

Outside the home

  • Natural disasters
  • Heavy rain
  • Hail
  • Frozen water lines

Process of Water Damage Restoration

The process of treating water damage depends on the source of the damage, however there are some basic steps that our professionals always take:

  • Emergency response- after calling us about your situation, we strive to respond within an hour
  • We assess the damage with you, and come up with a restoration plan that you approve of
  • Our company talks directly to your insurance company, so you don’t have to!
  • Water extraction: after determining what sort of water we’re dealing with, we bring in equipment to remove the water
  • Using dehumidifiers, air movers, fans, and other equipment, we will dry out the area to begin the restoration
  • Once dry, our company handles the removal of all equipment moved, and any next steps necessary

Water Damage Prevention

Here are a few things we recommend to prevent water damage in your home:

  • Regularly cleaning gutters, downspouts, and even ditches that lead water away from the home
  • Be aware of where the water main is in your home, to be sure you can stop the water flow quickly
  • Check and maintain your appliance regularly to notice any wear on hoses or pipes that might lead to water damage
  • Install water detection devices in important areas around pipes, toilets, and sump pumps
  • Watch your water bill- if the price doesn’t look right, there might be a leak you haven’t noticed
Superior Cleaning Solutions

If you’re concerned about the safety of your home, or have an emergency water situation, we are here to help. Contact Superior Cleaning Solutions to set up an appointment, or receive immediate help in dealing with flooding, frozen water lines, or other emergency water damage situations.