Water Damage and How to Prevent It
One of the main reasons for water damage is due to weather. Severe snow and rainstorms and the lack of infrastructure are reasons homes cannot handle large amounts of water in short periods of time. With no where for the water to go, it gets backed up into homes and commercial building basements.
We can’t control the weather, but the water damage it causes can be fixed if reacted to quickly. It is best not to wait too long to deal with water entering your home and basement, as the longer you wait the more damage it could cause.
Some immediate damages that you should keep an eye out for are: structural damage, mold or mildew and bad odours. If these are present it best to deal with them as soon as possible as they could cause health issues.
In some homes and commercial properties, drains may be covered by flooring causing major issues if water is coming up through the drain and you are not aware of it. This gives mold a prime location to grow under the floor as it cannot dry out properly.
Here are a few ways to prevent water damage:
- Ensure your home or building has a good drainage system.
- Clean your gutters routinely and make sure your downspouts direct water away from your home.
- Test your sump pump regularly to make sure it’s working properly.
- Check for water leaks and fix them if necessary, this will prevent mold and mildew.
Bassi’s Flood Remediation and Restoration provides 24 hour emergency services to repair home and commercial water damage. Whether the water damage is from severe weather conditions or a water emergency in your home or business we can help. Contact us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to dispatch our emergency crew, or contact us to learn more about our water damage services.
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