3 Ways to Avoid Water Damage
What is a water damage? It’s anything that happens in your home that causes problems for you and your family.
It can be a simple over-flowing of a sink onto the kitchen floor. Or perhaps a toilet didn’t flush properly and it sloshed out a bit onto the bathroom floor. Then again it can be a little more serious such as from a broken pipe that spewed water everywhere in the basement when it was time for spring watering of the flowers.
No matter what, a water damage in your home is bad news. Even the tiniest bit of water can cause all kinds of problems, from the worse (mold damage) to the least (pesky odors).
There are three things you can do to help prevent water damage in your home:
- Know the water supply turn-off location. If a pipe breaks and spews water all over, knowing how to turn off the water is important. You have pipes and water supply points all over your home. The one main turn-off location should be on everyone’s mind.
- Repair leaking faucets now. What may be dripping slowly can quickly become a bigger problem soon. And don’t forget those hoses under the sink that feed the dripping faucet. They can burst, too. Look for wet areas under all sinks.
- Change the hoses on your washing machine. Washing machine hoses are cheap to replace but if one of them were to burst, it’s disaster time. These hoses are always under pressure and if they, for some reason, tend to break when you are not at home.
While there are other ways water damage situations an occur in your home, these are the common ones. Don’t make a mistake… prepare now and avoid problems in the future.
But when the worst thing happens, such as a water damage in your home, don’t delay. Call the water damage pros at Regency DKI today! Regency DKI offers clean-up services for water damage in West Palm Beach. Count on us to handle every type of water damage that may happen to your property.
Water, Water Everywhere!
DID YOU KNOW that water is the most essential element of life? That’s right. We all need water. We need it to bathe, to drink, to water plants and the grass, and even to enjoy recreationally, such as in a swimming pool.
But are there times when you may wish water was scarce? Yes, such as when some water ends up where it shouldn’t be, like on your valuable wood floor.
When that happens, you must clean it up quickly. If you don’t, permanent damage can occur.
Any remaining water in your valuable wood floor means there is the potential of the floor warping and then requiring expensive sanding and refinishing. Worst case scenario? You may have to replace areas of the wood floor that can’t be fixed. Ouch! That’s expensive.
Here’s the problem, though, the real challenge. When water does intrude, you can dry the wood floor with mops, towels and even that old box fan you have in the attic, but did you get it all? Is the water totallygone? You touch the floor; it seems dry, but is it really dry?
It would be nice if there was a way to determine if all moisture was removed after your home suffered from water damage.
Wait a second… is there a way?
There is! There are specialized companies that have some really cool equipment that can detect even the smallest amount of moisture. Like in carpet, in walls, in your wood floors, for example.
And that’s why calling a company specializing in moisture detection is a smart decision. Do it right. Call a water damage restoration pro. We offer emergency water damage repair in West Palm Beach 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to get your home back in order as quickly as possible.