Water events can happen fast and leave just as quickly. The same cannot be said for the damage left behind. When it comes to the unpredictable nature of these events, prevention is the best strategy. Working with a professional plumbing company like ABCO Restoration can reduce the risks of water damage due to structural weaknesses. We’ve put together a more in-depth look at pipe failure and water damage prevention.
The Risks of Water Damage
If water damage occurs inside your home, acting quickly is essential. Removing the water and repairing the damage must happen fast. Dangerous substances like mold and mildew can begin to form in even the smallest amounts of moisture in as few as 24-48 hours. As mold grows, tiny spores will spread throughout your home. This can lead to allergic reactions and other ailments for all members of your family. As a result, you want to act fast.
Is Pipe Failure Prevention Possible?
Once the inspection process begins, skilled plumbers will take a close look at all parts of your property. Starting with your foundation and working our way up, the team at ABCO Restoration will not rest until we have identified the risk factors and fixed them. In the basement and around doorways and windows, even the smallest cracks can allow damaging moisture into your home. Applying caulk to these cracks and gaps can prevent more expensive repairs down the line.
Depending on structural situations, the addition of a sump pump may be ideal to push any unexpected water away from your home. These devices are designed to safely redirect the water outside and to prevent flooding in basements. If your home already has a sump pump, ABCO or another skilled restoration team should inspect the system to be sure it is working properly–before it’s needed.
ABCO Restoration: Water Damage Prevention Made Easy
While not all instances of water damage can be prevented, taking the pre-emptive actions listed above can make a difference. Acting quickly to address weaknesses is ideal. The professionals at ABCO Restoration have been working hard for our neighbors throughout the Michiana area. Our experts are knowledgeable and can address a wide variety of pipe issues. When you contact us, ABCO will arrive quickly to locate and repair any risk factors. We’ll work fast and your total satisfaction is guaranteed. When it’s time to prevent future water damage, contact ABCO right away!