Very few people understand the term "disaster restoration". What are restoration services? What does a restoration company do? Here are the answers.
Cleaning up after a flood or other major disaster can pose health risks for you and your family. Always wait to re-enter your home until the professionals tell you it is safe - with no structural or electrical hazards. Before you start disaster cleanup activities, here is what you should know.
Even a small water leak - under the kitchen sink, behind the shower or behind a wall - can cause major damage to your home, if left untreated. When plumbing pipes running behind walls burst or begin to leak, they can cause moisture to build up. Eventually, this moisture makes its way through the walls and produces wet spots, a musty smell and even mold! If you notice persistent wet stains or a musty smell in your home, you may have a leak. A professional company like BioSweep Southeast can detect the leak, fix the problem and remove and replace the drywall. If the moisture has caused mold to grow in that area - don't worry! BioSweep Southeast has certified technicians that can safely eliminate the mold and stop it from spreading to other areas of your home.
Topics: water damage
Water damage can occur for a variety of reasons in your home: a plumbing leak, a toilet leak, a shower leak, a roof leak... many situations can cause drywall, carpet or wooden floors to become wet for an extended period of time. Most people think that drying the wet areas is enough, but if your carpets or floors are soaked for an extended period of time, you will most likely have some mold issues to deal with.
A standard homeowners insurance policy may cover repairs for mold and water damage, but it depends on the source. For instance, you could be reimbursed if mold or water damage occurs due to a plumbing issue, water heater leak or roof damage by a standard home insurance policy. However, damage caused by flooding would not be covered because a standard homeowners policies does not cover you include flood damage. Flood damage is typically only covered by flood insurance.
Water damage inside your home can happen unexpectedly. It can occur over a long period of time or suddenly. The most important thing is to treat it right away to prevent mold growth. BioSweep Southeast specializes in these type of problems and we are here to help you in the event water damage happens in your home.
As a homeowner you probably rarely give much thought to what's right underneath your feet. But you should. Particularly if you have a crawlspace and you live in a high-moisture coastal region like Charleston SC, Myrtle Beach, SC or Savannah, GA. These coastal regions are humid and prone to flooding. Protecting your crawlspace from these 5 common issues can make your home more energy efficient, improve the value of your home and save you thousands of dollars in costly repairs to your home in the long run.
If your home is affected by water damage, you are probably thinking: “Oh no!!! Why me?” Next, you might be thinking “I can probably watch some YouTube videos and figure out how to take care of this problem myself”.