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Avoid water damage and water loss this winter
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AVOID WATER DAMAGE AND WATER LOSS THIS WINTER
SERVPRO loves to help; we want to remind you of a few things you can do to prevent any water loss this winter, mainly because, in this season, winter can affect in several ways your property.
Protect your pipes
Burst pipes are one of the most common water loss causes of property damage in the winter, and also a costly one. Water pipes have the potential to freeze and burst when the outside temperature reaches shallow temperatures, so you better double-check them out.
Examine the exterior
Water can do severe damage when it's flowing where it shouldn't. We suggest you step outside and look at your roof, gutters, and downspouts. Broken shingles or damaged flashing can signify that water might be penetrating your roof. Please take a look at them and make sure everything is all good. It is always better to rectify and avoid any further damage, especially at this time of the year; it's expensive, and you'll have to attend immediately.
Look for leaks
Look for leaks in your bathrooms, sink, showers, toilets, and tubs. Same with kitchen, garage, and basically anything that includes plumbing, it's worth it to check them out. Also, leaks can often be detected by performing a simple check that involves turning off the water inside and outside the home; you should try it just in case!
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It depends on the season the problem your property could have, so we want you to stay alert and have this in your mind:
There are some common problem areas to inspect for potential damage during spring, including your roof and gutter system, foundation and yard, plumbing system, and your property's exterior. From the top-down, these areas could get worse from the elements that winter can bring; here are some signs of wear to look out for:
- Roof and Gutter System Damage
- Window, Door, and Exterior Damage
- Foundation and Other Drainage Problems
- Plumbing Damage
Also, when winter begins, we know that storms create great chaos when they get to our homes; To ensure your space is well and in order, here are some tips for inspecting for damage; these will save you money in the long term prevent unnecessary property damage.
Our local disaster restoration services include:
- Inspection and Assessment of any damaged areas
- Water Removal
- Drying and Dehumidification
- Cleaning and Repairs
- Restoration and reconstruction, as necessary
If your home or commercial business deals with one of these issues, contact us!
Spring Cleaning Tips
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Finally, the months we have waited for have arrived; we must consider the climatic changes, and you must feel the upgrades to have a fresh start.
We know that you want your business to reflect this season with fresh and clean surroundings and atmosphere; it is an excellent way for your business to invite your clients, customers, and workforce.
Any commercial cleaning project needs professional assistance. Connect with area services that are well-established and highly respected. Those reviews on social media platforms can be a big help here. These companies will come right to you, and they will make sure that your spring cleaning is done right by following your instructions precisely.
Using green products is always a good idea. These products aren’t of harsh chemicals, so there is no danger of adverse reactions to your working environment and those with sensitivities. In addition, there are many environmentally friendly cleaning items these days, and your customers will be happy to know that you are going green, too.
Whenever you plan any seasonal job, always keep an eye on the weather. Sometimes, it can change at the drop of a hat, making your project difficult or impossible.
When scheduling spring cleaning services for your business, select alternate days or a whole range to allow for a change of plans. Extreme temperatures can hurt some products, as well.
Every member of your team has something valuable to add. So when planning for the spring cleaning of your business, ask for input from everyone. Perhaps they have noticed something that needs attention that has escaped you, or maybe they have a perspective on how to streamline the process to help you avoid work disruptions.
Teamwork will help any project get done faster and more efficiently, and a cleaning job is no exception!
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You might be surprised to learn that water damage is one of the most common – and costly – homeowners' claims. Therefore, you must consider the following for the occasion that comes your way; we experts will be on our way to help you!
Disconnecting your hoses from the faucet should be on your fall to-do list.
Clean gutters and downspouts
Clean your gutters at least twice a year to avoid blockage and ice dams.
Maintain trees and vegetation
Thriving shrubs can be beautiful, except when their roots wrap around your pipes and break them.
Know your water main
Plumbing experts say that the main water shutoff may be the most crucial plumbing feature in the entire house.
Appliances are the most common cause of in-home water damage.
Check your water pressure.
If the water pressure in your home is set too high, pipes and hoses may fail under stress.
Monitor your water bill
Sometimes, you only know that water leaks by looking at your water bill.
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It is essential to take action when these water damage cases occur, as it can have more long-term consequences and cause more damage. So do not hesitate to call us.
We have all the experience in this matter!
The 3 Categories of Water Damage
Clean water or Category 1
Water damage from broken pipes, overflowing sinks, or rainwater. Health risks are low if you respond to the situation within less than 48 hours; after that period, the water would get exposed to different contaminants, turning it into category 2.
On most occasions, overlooking water damage can cause major headaches if left unattended because it can escalate the situation.
Greywater or Category 2
Some familiar greywater sources are equipment discharges, chemical wastes such as solid, liquid, or gaseous waste material that can pose mild to severe contamination risks. Greywater can promote microbial growth, and the severity of the condition usually escalates with time; both direct and indirect exposure can affect your health and the property.
Blackwater or Category 3
This classification refers to sewers, seawater, or water containing grease, oil, or body fluids. When this occurs, most of the materials and belongings would need to be removed from the property, and after the remediation procedure, we will do a disinfecting process.
Water loss considerations
Acting fast will be the difference.
When facing water damage, our priority is to consider the health and safety of the occupants.
No matter the water loss you are dealing with, moving your family away from the site should be your first step if the situation seems to be going out of control.
Contain the damage: If possible, try to locate the source of the water damage and contain it. For instance, if the culprit is a broken pipe or a leak in the ceiling, you could use waterproof tape to hold the damage temporarily and prevent further damage.
If the circumstances seem severe, it is ideal to contact a water damage restoration professional to know how bad it is, especially if the area in question is near drywalls and crawlspaces.
Move your belongings: Relocating your belongings like furniture, home appliances, and clothing to a dry place is crucial; when most of them get wet or exposed to high moisture content, they can become a haven for mold growth.
Dealing with water damage can be a tricky task. The key is to take action within the first 48 hours and keep the microbial growth under constant check. Here is where water restoration specialists can play a crucial role.
We are a very committed team with professionals who make this possible, provide a good service and always give only the best. So do not hesitate to call and contact us; we are always available!
Big amount of mold and restoration
We know that the mold or microbial growth caused by water is very annoying. So we will explain a little more about how microbial growth can be assessed and treated.
What is mold removal?
In simple terms, removing microbial growth is called mold removal. As simple as it sounds, but there is more to it, removing might sometimes indicate mere cleaning without addressing the core problem, that is, identifying the source for the occurrence of mold.
While mold is a natural part of our ecosystem, one cannot eliminate it. Although mold spores are typically inherent in all indoor and outdoor spaces, it is impossible to eradicate all molds, but the key is to control their growth.
Mold spores are generally harmless until they settle on a damp spot and grow into active mold. When you have mold growing in your home, removal becomes imminent. However, a simple mold removal process is never enough to solve these problems in your home unless the infected area is too small.
What is mold remediation?
Mold remediation is the term used to describe all the processes involved in eliminating harmful mold growth. Depending on the type and location, it includes mold testing, removal, demolition, sanitizing, containment, and mold cleaning.
We are professionals, and we are your One Stop Shop to remediate, do not hesitate to call us now; maybe you have some microbial growth in your home, SERVPRO of Southwest Irving is here to help.