Water that enters a home can cost thousands…and even tens of thousands of dollars. Although most people think of water damage as a result of a flood, the most common water intrusions come from broken refrigerator lines, dishwasher lines, fresh water toilet lines and malfunctioning sump pumps. It is very important to recognize the source of the incoming water. The biggest mistake homeowners make is not recognizing that water from a sump pump, toilet back-up or sewer should be addressed quickly by a IICRC Certified Water Restoration company. Water from these sources are often loaded with bacteria and special steps need to be taken to reduce secondary damage to the structure. Certified Technicians have special training including processes and protocol that are considered Industry Standard based on the IICRC S500 Standards. An example of secondary damage would be: the broken pipe flooded my basement…but I did not get the structure dried correctly and now mold is growing. The broken pipe crested the flood…the secondary damage is the mold due to inadequate structural drying and cleaning procedures.
If faced with water in your home, contact a Certified Contractor in your area. If you need a referral in your area content Brian and hose customer service team toll free at: 800-435-5868