We can all pretty safely assume the root cause of water damage. (If you guessed “water” then you are on the right track.) Water, while one of the most important features in our planet’s ecosystem, can be a terribly destructive and powerful force when left to interact with human made structures. Unfortunately humankind, in its omnipotent wisdom, has built many structures in places where water is used to having its way. We know from geography that water can be powerful enough to carve out such structures as the Grand Canyon, but what we often fail to acknowledge is that water can make a similar impact on our homes and buildings. While hurricanes and tidal waves effect such damage, even a pipe breaking or a slow drip of a faucet in our homes can cause some of the worst damage homes can see. And if not the worst damage, then at least one of the most troublesome kinds to take care of. This is why many home owners invest in home owner’s insurance and many times flood insurance as well, depending on the location of the home.
The incredible and frustrating thing about water is that it is patient. Water does not have to be massive and fast moving to be powerful and effective. Water patiently drips and drips and stays until we have a mold or mildew problem or until the surface it is affecting simply wears away. That is water’s most powerful, and perhaps most terrifying, trait. With such a simultaneously friendly and fearsome friend and foe lurking in our midst, how can we be sure that we do not fall victim to its patience and power?
There a few simple ways to watch out for water damage. First, be very smart when selection a place to live. Clearly, areas near the coast are going to be by nature more susceptible to water damage. Next, at the first sign of water damage call in the experts at RestorationEze. They know that water damage is not something to trifle with, and they also know that many folks try to handle the problems that arise on their own. That is the trouble. Water, as we mentioned earlier, is patient. While homeowners may be able to successful mop up or vacuum clean affected areas, it will be very difficult for a homeowner to successfully handle all that water has to offer. Water will patiently stay in your walls and in the structure of your home until your ceilings and floors begin to buckle, and before you know it, you have ended up with a bigger mess on your hands than you could have imagined. This is why it is just so important to call in experts at the first sign of water damage. They can clear up the mess and use professional drying equipment to ensure that your walls and ceilings are not left damaged by unsightly water stains. Do not become water’s victim- remain water’s friend and call RestorationEze at the sight of water damage!