How to Avoid and When to Restore Water Damage

Did you know that, in relation to the number of lives lost and amount of property damage, flooding falls just after tornadoes in terms of disasters in the United States? Did you know that you’re seven times more likely to suffer water damage than damage from a fire? That your chances of being burglarized at your home fall 20% lower than your chance of experiencing water damage? The unsettling reality is that wherever rain falls, flooding is a possibility. The amount of rainfall, the slope of the land, and the speed with which water overflows its channel all contribute to the level of catastrophe.

And water damage doesn’t always come from without. Your home and business hold their own sources of leaks that can start small but cause substantial water damage when left unrepaired. Stay alert to these potential problem areas:

  • Toilets
  • Water heaters
  • Under-the-sink pipes
  • Tubs and showers
  • Washing machines
  • Dishwashers
  • Refrigerators and icemakers

Outdoors, keep your gutters clear of debris especially in the Spring and Fall times of year. Overflowing gutters allows water to get under your roof and into your crawl space or basement, and can cause severe damage when left undetected.

Water damage can be devastating.

Preventive measures include regularly checking faucets and hoses, and maintaining the caulking in the bathroom and around windows. Should pipes burst or the water heater blow, you need to know where the water main comes into your home or business, and how to shut it off.

Prompt response is necessary to minimize your damage losses. The damage increases with contact time. And the resulting mold can cause and aggravate illnesses.

When you’ve suffered water damage to your home or business, contact your local restoration experts at Restoration King.  Call us anytime, night or day, at 719-282-0997 in Colorado Springs, or 720-469-0623 in South Denver. You can also contact us on our website.  We’re happy to work with your insurance company. And if you don’t have insurance, we’ll work with you. When you require excellence in restoration following water damage to your commercial or residential properties, call Restoration King. We’ll have you back to new in short order.