One of the biggest fears to have regarding your property is the fear of water damage. Water damage is not regular and no two water damage are alike. To prevent your valuables and your property from water damage, firstly you need to get good coverage for the leaking water, which is very much essential at this point. Damages caused by floodwaters and rainwaters are very crucial to keep in mind, but a small droplet leaking from your property can also easily damage your valuable property and waste your hard-earned money.
Types of water damage
Damages caused by water can vary based on the origin of the water. The source of the water can easily determine the amount of damage that it will cost to the property. Mainly, water damages are categorized into three categories-
- General water damage
This type of damage is caused by sudden or accidental water leakage from any water source in your property.
- Overland water damage
Overland water damage is caused by freshwater, either due to excessive rainfall, flooding of rivers, or snow caps melting.
- Sewer backup water damage
This happens when the water from the sewer backs up into your drainage system, blocking the pathway, and creates excessive sewage water.
What you should do in a water damage situation?
In case of water damage to your property, you need to follow some basic rules. These include keeping the area affected by the water dry, making an assessment of the damage, etc.
- Firstly you need to make an assessment of the severity of the damage and the type of damage that has occurred. The size of the area affected by the damage is to be measured correctly and should be checked for the formation of molds. You should also check for structural damage in your property, as floodwaters are famous for that only.
- If the damage is not so big, then you should use a dry towel to effectively dry out the place of the damage prior to fixing it. Removing humidity from the affected area helps you to work efficiently in the area. Also, it helps to protect from any electrical damages as well.
- Check for broken pipelines and leaking faucets in your property to find the origin of the water to prevent it from the source. Factors like washing machines and leaking air conditioners are two of the leading sources of water damage.
Renovco flood restoration helps you to fix and restore any kind of damage caused to your property by water.