Protecting Your Property Following Water Damage
After exposure of a home to unwanted water or moisture, rapid response is an important first step in protecting contents and restoring property. All insurance policies usually state that in the event of unexpected water damage, building owners should “take such steps as necessary to preserve and protect against further loss and damage.” This is vitally important in water restoration, because damage does not stop when the water stops flowing.
Don’t Leave Your Home At Risk For Water Damage
Once a water leak or flooding has begun, various structures inside a home are at risk. Some risks include:
- Flooring may discolor, warp, or become dislodged as standing water penetrates it.
- Drywall acts as a wick, and water reaching the lower portion of a wall will soon migrate higher if allowed.
- Wet insulation becomes matted and loses its effectiveness.
- Electrical fixtures immersed in water become extremely hazardous.
- Standing water can also be contaminated.
Flood water from outside a home is notorious for health risks – it is not simply muddy, it may also contain bacteria from many sources. Inside a home, water may carry dirt, chemicals, debris, and other materials absorbed from items it contacts. Removing large amounts of water and restoring the damage is a job for professionals.
Rapid Water Restoration Response Time
When a storm hits, or plumbing breaks, and water is out of control inside a home, it is time to contact Bales Restoration. Diagnosing the source of the problem, the extent of water damage, and determining all the steps necessary for restoring the beauty of your home are tasks our technicians deal with daily. Lead technicians are trained and certified in water restoration with state-of-the-art tools and methods.
Equipment we use includes:
- Moisture-measuring meters
- Infrared cameras
- Air movers
We also have specialized equipment for removing excess water and finish drying:
- Hardwood floors (which can often be saved with professional attention)
- Walls & ceilings
- Behind and beneath countertops and cabinetry
- Non-invasive or minimally-invasive drying using a “green” approach
Restore Your Home As Quickly As Possible Following Water Damage
Bales Restoration teams work rapidly, ensuring you are back in your home as quickly as possible – sometimes even the same day, or without you leaving the premises at all. Remember, rapid response with appropriate equipment can minimize further damage and return your home to its healthy, attractive, and valuable condition as quickly as possible.