Water Damage Restoration – Dearborn, MI
Water damage has the potential to impact every property owner in the Metro Detroit areas. Homeowners in and around Dearborn, Dearborn Heights, Allen Park and Detroit can relate to the challenges of water or flooding damage in their home. Cleaning up after a flood is never an easy task, and can require hours of labor and specialized equipment to properly dry out a home.
Figuring out where water damage can strike is never an easy process. Here at Jarvis, we recognize that water damage can occur from numerous sources including: leaks from broken pipes, malfunctioning sump pumps, heavy rain water, fire suppression systems, backed up sewer lines, severe weather changes and more. Fixing the source of the leak is usually the first step in the process of repairing and cleaning up after a water damage disaster. If you have frozen or broken pipes, these will need to be repaired or replaced in order to establish an effective plan to dry out your home.
Unexpected or severe water damage has the potential to cause a number of other health and safety issues in and around your property. The most important factor you should focus on is the personal safety of you and your families. Contacting a local restoration firm, such as Jarvis Property Restoration, to inspect your home or business is always a good first step. The potential for bacteria and other micro hazards to materialize from the water damage is possible, depending on the classification of the water damage disaster. There are three types of water damage classifications; depending on the level of contaminant, level three generally contains contaminants from a sewer backup.
One of the most common side effects from standing water is the potential for the spread of mold. Within as little as 48-72 hours after the problem begins, water can begin to create mold spores on the surfaces within your property. This potential is one of the main reasons property owners should react with urgency if they have a water damage emergency. The naked eye cannot always detect the source or full extent of water damage. Professional restoration companies can utilize moisture meters and thermal imaging devices to pinpoint the origination of the water leak as well as extent of water damage in a property.
Large thunderstorms can bring on significant flooding or large scale water damage emergencies. These types of disasters will require the use of specialized equipment to extract the excess water from the property. Restoration companies can utilize vacuum powered pumps to remove excess water quickly and effectively. Once the excess water has been removed, a professional restoration firm will use fans, special heaters or dehumidifiers to dry out your property. Depending on the extent of the water damage this process can take between twenty four to seventy two hours to thoroughly dry your home.
The multiple weather and season changes in and around Southeastern Michigan often can bring on unexpected conditions that could lead to a water or flooding emergency. Dearborn and its many home owners, commercial tenants and business property managers should treat water damage cleanup with urgency. In case of a disaster on your property, make sure to call the professionals at Jarvis Property Restoration!