Spring is just around the corner, and it’s at this time of year that many of you will be planning your next restoration project! Whether it’s an old barn, a dilapidated old church, or a run-down house in need of a bit of DIY work, here are six tips to help your restoration project go smoothly.
Unpleasant odors are a frequent side effect in homes and other buildings affected by water damage. Contained within enclosed premises, the cumulative effect of chronic odors on occupants is often greatly intensified. Bad odors can also indicate an actual health threat present in the indoor environment, as well, from toxic contaminants such as mold.
Over-the-ground flooding, also known as surface water flooding, can be a cause of water damage to both the exterior and interior of your home. The definition of over-the-ground flooding is basic: Excess water that has entered—or fallen onto—areas from which it cannot rapidly drain away. It may take the form of flowing water in motion, continuous large puddles on hard surfaces such as a driveway or patio, or a marshy, over-saturated lawn.
If someone poured 18 gallons of water into your house every week, would you be surprised to find that water damage had occurred? That’s the approximate weekly content of water vapor generated inside a home by the daily living activities of a typical family of four. If that invisible vapor condenses into actual liquid, the result can be substantial indoor water damage, seen and unseen.
You’re dealing with a Taylor TX water leak in your home.
This unfortunately means that you’ve got days, if not weeks of work ahead of you.
You’ll need to mop and dry up, or worse, pump the water out your home. And once that’s done, you’ll still need to thoroughly dry out the flooded carpet, baseboards, walls, and furniture thoroughly, or you’ll be dealing with some serious water damage and mold growth.
Has that water damage always been there? Or did it just happen? It’s wise to figure out if water damage is new or old, so that you know how extensive the damage may be, and what you need to do to stop the water intrusion.
Step One: Determine Materials
Water effects different materials in different ways.