Storms with heavy rain can cause unexpected water damage to your property. Leaking roofs, clogged gutters, and sewage backup are just a few other reasons you could find water in your home or business. Living in a community surrounded by natural water sources can also increase these occurrences of minor flooding. Even without extreme weather and rain, cold months can cause pipes to freeze and burst if precautions are not in place to prevent the effects of standing water. Proper maintenance and preventative measures have been shown reduce the chances of water damage due to heavy rains and other natural disasters.
Steps to Preventing Water Damage
Creating a plan for routing checks and maintenance can make a big difference when it comes to being prepared for unexpected storms. Here are some steps you should consider including:
Check your gutters for any debris that could be blocking proper water flow and drainage. Clogged gutters can cause overflow and damage foundations as well as flooded basements.
Look for water leaks around your house. Small drips can add up to big problems if left unnoticed. Water not only damages floors, cabinets and other materials, but ongoing moisture also creates a breeding ground for mold growth and other bacteria.
When fixing clogged sinks, bathtubs, and toilets, use a drainage snake instead of unclogging chemicals. Chemicals can erode and eat away at your pipes from the inside out, causing damage over time. Using a drainage snake is a safe and cost effective alternative.
Know where your water lines run before planting around your home. Invasive roots can damage foundations and underground water lines if you’re not careful.
Let water drip from your faucet during cold months. Water expands when frozen, causing pipes to burst and water to flood your home or property. Letting your faucet drip keeps the water flow moving and prevents standing water from becoming frozen.
In the unfortunate event that you do experience water damage or flooding on your property, Jenkins Restorations has a team of certified professionals ready to assist you. With emergency services available 24/7, we’re onsite quickly, no matter what time you need us. Once the water is removed and all the surfaces are dried out, we will assess the area for any residual damage. If additional repairs are needed, a dedicated project manager will walk you through the steps for complete restoration.
Jenkins Restorations Fire Damage Restoration
Storms aren’t the only cause of damage to your home or business. Fires can flare up suddenly, wreaking immense amounts of damage in a matter of minutes. The compassionate professionals here at Jenkins Restorations understand the emotional toll a fire can have. We’re here to listen to your needs and create a custom plan to get your property restored and your life back to normal.
Our highly trained project managers are experts in small residential repair services as well as multi-million-dollar commercial restoration.
Contents Cleaning and Restoration after a Fire
While your home is repaired and restored after a fire, the emotional loss of personal and sentimental items can linger on. At first glance, it can appear that cleaning is impossible. However, with the specialized cleaning services we offer, many items thought to be damaged beyond repair can be brought back to full restoration. To begin the process, one of our content specialists will evaluate to determine what items can be restored, delicately pack and store the items, then use specialized cleaning methods to restore your property.