Why Bathrooms Are Where Much Water Damage Occurs
Much of the flooding and other water damage experienced in homes starts in the bathroom. Bathrooms are a common source of water damage which can be created by overflowing toilets, burst under-sink pipes, overflowing bathtubs, or water pipe leaks underneath the flooring. Luckily, SERVPRO of Central Phoenix has water restoration specialists to help recover from the water damage.
Water damage isn't easy to detect
While an overflowing toilet or bathtub is maddening, a homeowner is usually instantly aware when the damage happens, assuming they are home at the time to witness the event. Unfortunately, there are leaks that can happen behind the walls, going on for days, weeks or even months that don’t get found until the damage is significant, including the presence of mold and resulting odors. That’s why water damage in bathrooms can cause little to considerable damage. Even the more “obvious” issues can go undetected if the homeowner is out of town for any significant amount of time, such as “snowbirds” who only frequent the state part-time. A telltale sign of a whooshing sound may be detected in other rooms, but water sounds are common in a bathroom and therefore may be ignored. Water damage needs immediate attention to help restore the bathroom quickly once it’s been detected.
When water damage occurs
When the SERVPRO water damage team arrives at the home, they immediately get to work to assess the extent of the damage and determine the source of the damage if it wasn’t previously identified. First, they’ll inspect the damage and make an appraisal in order to address the issue. Next, they’ll use their expertise with advanced equipment to extract the water using powerful pumps and vacuum units to quickly remove water from your property, which helps prevent secondary water damage and mold growth. After that is the drying and dehumidification to help prevent odors and mold from growing. Next, they’ll clean all the restorable items and structures damaged by the water using several proven techniques as well as sanitizing treatments to remove odors and deodorize your property.
Restoration and rebuilding may be necessary
The last step is restoration, restoring your home to its pre-water damage condition. This might include minor repairs such as replacing drywall, tile floor repair, painting, or installing new carpeting. Depending on the extent of the damage, the repairs may be more substantial which can include tarping, boarding up, packing and moving, etc. SERVPRO of Central Phoenix can simplify the restoration process by handling both the initial water damage mitigation and rebuilding the affected areas that will bring a building back to full functionality…like it never happened!
Bathrooms are a typical area when it comes to residential water damage but choosing the best water damage restoration company can make the recovery process easier. Contact us at 602-386-4268 to get your water damage handled.