Water disasters can be a major concern in the Athens area. Whether the damage is caused by a minor pipe leak in the bathroom or heavy flooding from a major storm, the disaster needs to be cleaned and restored as quickly as possible to avoid further damage and mold growth. Most people aren’t aware of how quickly mold can grow and spread if untreated. Mold can grow in as little as 24 hours in the right environment and standing water is the perfect place for mold spores to thrive.
Since water has the potential to threaten every home and business, it is best that every home and business owner know where their properties can be damaged and what to watch for so that they can catch the problem early – if possible. The sooner you find the problem, the less damage your property will experience and the faster your water damage restoration company can fix it.
Causes Of Water Damage
- Bursting/Leaking Pipes – pipes can burst, crack, leak….whichever is happening, it’s not good. If you notice a crack or a leak, call a plumber immediately so that the source of the problem can get fixed immediately. Once the problem has been stopped, call a water damage professional like Southeast Restoration to come in and clean up the water and restore the area that has been damaged.
- Natural Disasters – A natural disaster doesn’t have to be a major Hurricane or Tornado. A rainstorm heavy enough to cause your basement to flood or to tear through your ceiling is big enough to be considered a disaster. Heavy rain can really do a number on both residential and commercial properties and it is important to get repair work done immediately. Fortunately, if you call the right people then your property will be cleaned up and protected from future water damage.
- Faulty Household Appliances – these don’t typically cause a huge amount of water damage but they can. Refrigerators, washing machines, dishwashers, and hot water heaters are all connected to water lines that have the potential of flooding your home or business. Routine maintenance is the best way to keep your appliances from causing water damage.
- Toilet/Bathtub/Sink Overflows – Every once in a while, we make mistakes. Sometimes those mistakes are the water faucets we forget to turn off. Several times a year, people turn on a bathtub or a sink and leave the room, forgetting about the water pouring out of the faucets. It happens. There really isn’t a whole lot of ways to keep yourself from forgetting, but if it does happen, you can call your local professionals at Southeast Restoration to help you.
These aren’t the only causes of water damage to home and business properties – but they are some of the more common. If you should find yourself dealing with a water disaster – call our team at Southeast Restoration. We are certified and insured to help you out 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including holidays. No matter how big or small, we are always prepared to handle a water damage emergency.