Water Damage: Know Who To Call Before The Unexpected Occurs

by / Monday, 17 April 2017 / Published in Water Damage

There are many ways water damage can occur. Broken pumps, busted pipes, failed air conditioning units, problems from the fridge, or even inclement weather. While there may be many ways for water damage occur, it doesn’t take much water to cause serious damage to a property. Just an inch or two of water can completely destroy carpets and drywall, warp hardwood floors, cause structural damage, and ruin furniture and other personal belongings.

The Dangers Of Water


Even after it seems like the water has completely disappeared, moisture can remain present in the foundation, wood structures, and walls of your home. Consider that water can cause major damage to your property and can create the perfect environment for mold and other fungi to grow in.

Luckily, if you catch the water in time, you can prevent a lot of the damage, and save yourself money and stress. It’s imperative that the water is removed quickly, and the proper steps are taken to dry out the room. Furthermore, disinfection to prevent the growth of harmful bacteria and fungus is recommended.

Know Who To Call

 First, have the name and number of a trusted water damage restoration company on hand ahead of time. Certified water damage restoration companies should be able to handle any sort of water damage. Here are a few things to look for when hiring a water restoration company:

  • The company should have a well-trained and informative team. Each technician should be certified by the IICRC, and perform their water restoration services in compliance with all IICRC standards and regulations.

  • Technicians should come equipped with modern, efficient, state of the art equipment and restoration techniques. Make sure the company uses efficient dehumidifiers and air movers to prevent further dam age to furniture, walls, and flooring.  Also, the restoration company should use extraction techniques involving both suction and compression. These techniques bring water to the surface and absorb it so water cannot be re-absorbed into the carpet or bad.

  • All of the vehicles that the company has should be fully equipped with state of the art extraction, drying, and moisture testing gear for all types of water damage cases.

  • A professional restoration company will charge your insurance provided directly, saving you money and giving you some peace of mind.

  • Restoration companies should offer 24/7 services, and work 365 days a year, including holidays.

Knowing who to call before something happens is key to preventing excessive damage to your property, furniture, and belongings. Know the number of a trusted restoration company. This allows the homeowner to avoid a great deal of stress in the event of water damage. 

 Restoration USA is a fully certified disaster restoration company located in Pompano Beach. We restore water damage and fire damage, and also perform mold removal and leak detection, in all of Broward county. Call us, toll-free, 24/7 at (866) 745-6428 or visit us online to schedule your free evaluation.