Denver Water Damage Cleanup Tip: Start Before You Get Water Damage
The best time to start minimizing water damage is before you get it. That’s right. The precautions you take (or don’t) can make the difference between an inconvenient, but manageable headache and an interminable nightmare that drains your patience and bank account at identical, speed-of-sound rates. So run through this basic checklist to ensure that your home or business is as protected as possible:
- Insurance coverage is understood, adequate and up to date?
- Roof, gutters, and downspouts move water away from your foundation?
- French drain clear?
- Window wells covered?
- Basement sump pumps tested, does it come on automatically?
- Seasonal precautions taken (wrap pipes along exterior walls to prevent freezing)?
Making a few upgrades like covering window wells and installing a french drain can really pay off when the storms roll in and water rises. Make sure you have your insurance agent’s contact information easily available in case you need to make a claim.
Before you make a claim, call us for a free estimate. Save your monthly premiums from increasing. If the repairs don’t meet or make sense compared to your deductible, don’t make a claim. Let’s attack this repair together.
Denver Water Damage Cleanup Tip: Think Mold
Denver’s dry climate can be misleading, many homeowner’s assume we don’t have many problems from water damage, such as mold and mildew, But we do. Mold is everywhere! The types and levels of mold is what we need to be careful with. Spores of all types are found in virtually all climates, indoors and out. So when it gets wet and stays wet, the possibility for mold can explode. We generally say the possibility for microbial growth can be 72 hours after water damage that is not mitigated properly.
The most important tip for cleanup after water seeps into your home or office is to ensure that the moisture levels get under control quickly, and materials are dried thoroughly.
Dampness, darkness and a food source like wallpaper or drywall can provide the perfect environment for microbial growth. If you see mold, you should start planning immediately on how to remove it to keep the air quality in your home or office safe.
Start your Plan of Action! Call us for a free visual mold inspection between 8 -5 pm Monday – Friday.
If you have a crawlspace in your home that does not have a vapor barrier installed into the foundation walls, call us for a free estimate. Installing a vapor barrier with the proper ventilation in the area will assist with moisture control below your home. Too much moisture in the crawlspace can lead to mold and serious structure repairs.
Denver Water Damage Cleanup Tip: Call Professional Restoration
When it comes to water damage cleanup, time is money. If you are not sure where to start, call for advice. If you are past the advice stage, don’t wait to mitigate! Call the water damage cleanup professionals who can quickly and safely get your home or office dried and repaired to pre-loss condition.
We’ve built our business on restoring home and business owners peace of mind when disaster strikes. Since 1992, we’ve been responding to Denver water damage cleanup jobs, so we think it makes sense to call us and determine your next steps in disaster recovery.
Call Professional Restoration for Denver Water Damage Cleanup at 303-922-4001