Los Angeles Residents- Do You Have a Water Damaged Bathroom?

A few things to do immediately before it’s too late…


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in you bathroom? Here are a few useful tips on what you need to do immediately, before its too late.


Water Damage Bathroom What Do I Do?

Now, you’re at that point- standing in your bathroom looking at the floor thinking “My f*&^%$$^ Bathroom Flooded, What Do I Do?!”

Its too bad, that broken pipe under your bathroom sink, or that disgruntled supply valve on your toilet that has currently flooded your house doesn’t count as an indoor pool!
I’m just kidding ( I’m terrible at telling jokes), but seriously!

Here’s some quick advice.

Immediately:

Remember, there is more to a water damage then, what meets the eye.
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  • When your bathroom is flooded, it’s important to shut off the water as soon as possible! If you don’t know how, call us, or call your plumber and we will do our best to help you figure out how to shut it off until we can get there to help you in person.
  • If the leak is from a toilet or a sink, you can usually find a knob near the pipes that you can turn off by turning to the right. Remember, “Righty tighty, lefty loosey!”
  • Move your furniture in a dry area, pin up the skirts, and protect the legs of furnishings that must remain on the wet floor with a few layers of aluminum foil. Prop up wet cushions so they can dry, and turn them as necessary to make sure they don’t bleed.
  • Turn off the electricity in the flooded rooms if you see sparks or smell gas. You can do this on your main breaker. If you see these things, you should high tail it out of there and call the fire department. Don’t go back into the house until they tell you it is safe.

Next:

Now that you’ve got a couple of quick things handled from your bathroom flooding, if you have already had a plumber in to fix the pipes or problem, call us 24/7  (877) 520-1923.

We guarantee an immediate response 24/7 for water damage emergencies and can be on site within 45 minutes. Keep in mind- while you wait, you have a few more things you can work on until we get there.

  • IF,  A CEILING IS SAGGING AS A RESULT OF RETAINED WATER, PLEASE, MAKE SURE
    *NO ONE GOES IN THAT ROOM*
  • DO NOT TURN ON THE CEILING FAN IN THAT ROOM.
  • Remove as much excess water from your flooring as possible. Mop, blot, use a wet/dry shop vac. DO NOT USE YOUR NORMAL VACUUM!
    Do I really need to mention that? Yes. I do.
  • Open all cabinet doors and drawers to allow for more air movement and quicker drying.
  • Wipe down your wood furniture and relocate paintings and pictures to a dry place to prevent further damage.
  • Turn on air conditioning, open windows (if it’s cool outside), and turn on fans to promote faster drying. If your flooding is from sewage and the flood level was high enough to seep into you’re a/c or heating unit, DO NOT turn on the a/c or heating in those cases.
  • Don’t leave magazines, books, and other items on wet carpet floors because they could bleed and stain your floor.
  • Do not use televisions or other electrical appliances while in a moist area or while standing on wet floor.

Things to Keep in Mind:

When your kitchen, bathroom or any part of your house is flooded, it’s important to take notes and lots of pictures in regards to the damage. Don’t let the water sit, make sure you soak it up and promote drying as soon as possible. It only takes mold 24-48 hours to grow.
You have enough problems to deal with, don’t let “cutting corners” lead to more. Make sure you contact a professional, licensed restoration and remediation specialist,  (877) 520-1923.

Check their credentials and make sure they know how to properly mitigate water and are certified to handle the remediation process. For more information on cost and insurance, consult our articles “Homeowners Insurance and Water Damage”

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Most people are not aware of what can happen when your home has a main line leak or a sewage backup, I certainly didn’t. If you’re like me the “crawlspace” = spiders and bugs …no thank you!

However, I recently have learned that a crawlspace when flooded can cause even bigger problems than just mold and bacteria. It can actually cause severe damage to the foundation or your home or business if not treated quick and efficiently. Which means as soon as you notice a leak or if you have broken plumbing line, it is imperative that you call a certified and reliable restoration professional to handle the problem. That way we can address the situation immediately and extract the water, in order to begin the dry out process immediately.

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Our team of certified professionals are available to assist you 24/7 365, in an emergency the last thing you want is to have to search for a restoration company and then play the “waiting game”. We offer fast 45 minute  response time from a local and reliable company you can count on in the Los Angeles, CA region.

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Water Damage Prevention – Kitchens

140470377Water damage can happen in any room of your home, but they happen more frequently in the kitchen, bathroom, and/or laundry rooms.  Even the smallest leaks can cause significant damage to your home and personal belongings.

 
✔ Sink – Check the caulk around the sink and re-caulk if necessary. Check to see if you have any slow-draining pipes. If so, look under the sink for any signs of water leaks.

✔ Dishwasher – Check under the sink to see if the hose connecting to the water supply line is secure and is not leaking. Carefully check heck around the base of the dishwasher for discolored, warped, or soft flooring materials. This area often goes unchecked in most homes until it is too late.

✔ Refrigerator – Does your refrigerator have connections for water and ice? If so, check the hose connections to ensure that they are attached properly and securely to the water supply line. As with the dishwater are, this to is often overlooked until its too late. Make it a point to check these areas regularly. Perhaps during spring cleaning.

If you are affected by water damage in these areas, it is essential that you have trained professionals assist you in repairing the damage. Give our 24/7 emergency response team a call at (877) 520-1923.

8 Reasons You Should Call A Water Damage Specialist

8 Reasons You Should Call a Water Damage Specialist

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1. Mold ProblemsIf you have a large mold problem, calling a specialist is in your best interest. Leaving a mold problem untreated can result in structural damage to your home and possibly cost YOU thousands of dollars in repairs. Also, when dealing with a mold situation, if you try and treat it and take care of  it yourself you run the risk of possibly cross contaminating your home. When you open a wall that has been exposed to mold and disturb the environment you cause the spores to release and spread to other parts of

2. Mold Detection

If you’re not sure if you have a mold problem or not, a water damage specialist can assess the situation for you. After a very rainy season, it’s smart to get your house checked for leaks, water damage, and mold regardless of suspicion.

3. Water Removal

If you’ve encountered a large leak or a flood, a specialist will have all the equipment needed to take care of the situation quickly and simply. If there is a lot of water but you think you can take care of it yourself, assess whether you think structural damage can occur within the extra time it may take you as opposed to a specialist.

4. Drying

After a major leak or flood, it’s important to dry out the affected area. If you do not have the enmities to do this, most water damage teams own several large, high power drying fans to prevent further damage.

5. Deodorizing

If a strange smell in your home just won’t go away in your home, consider calling a water damage specialist for this as well. Most people don’t know they handle strange odors, but they do have anything you’re going to need to dispel most bad smells.

6. Restoration

If your home was hit by a flood, mildew, mold, or leaks, there may be structural or other damage that may have occurred. To guarantee your home looks the same way it used to, call a specialist as they specialize in restoring homes after this particular kind of damage.

7. Sanitation Work

Water damage specialists can also handle septic systems, broken dishwashers, or other plumbing or water utility devices. In some cases, a water specialist may offer much lower prices and more accurate work than a regular plumber.

8. Assessing Damage

Whatever your water damage woes, a water damage specialist is the right person to tell you exactly how bad they are and what needs to be handled. Before you choose to hire anyone to do any work, make sure you have an idea of exactly what is damaged and what needs to be done.
If you’ve never dealt with this before you can also take a look at examples of other peoples property losses in order to get an idea of what you’re in for.

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Winter Home Protection Tips

Winter Home Protection Tips

While you can’t change the weather, you can minimize some of winter’s biggest threats to your home.

Water intrusion and flood damage from heavy rain and storms can threaten homes and businesses, but you can take these steps to help minimize the potential damage.

Immediately after the threat of physical danger has passed:

  • Make sure the building is structurally safe to enter or reoccupy.
  • Turn off electrical power. Do not use electricity until it is safe to do so.
  • Ensure that natural gas sources are safely secured.
  • Secure the exterior to prevent further water intrusion. This can include boarding up broken windows, making temporary roof repairs, sealing cracks or tacking down plastic sheeting against open gaps in walls or roofs.

When it’s safe to begin cleanup:

  • Disconnect all electronics and electrical equipment and move them to a safe, dry location.
  • Remove as much standing water as possible from inside the building.
  • Begin to remove water-damaged materials immediately.
  • Ventilate the home as best you can with fans and/or dehumidifiers.
  • Contact a water extraction company, if necessary, for assistance.

By taking immediate action, you will reduce the amount of damage and increase the chance of salvaging usable materials. You’ll also reduce the amount of rust, rot, mold and mildew that may develop, and lower the likelihood that the water will lead to structural problems.

Bursting pipes occur when frozen water causes a pressure buildup between the ice blockage and the closed faucet. Pipes in attics, crawl spaces and outside walls are particularly vulnerable to extreme cold. To keep water in your pipes from freezing:

  • Fit exposed pipes with insulation sleeves or wrapping to slow heat transfer.
  • Seal cracks and holes in outside walls and foundations near water pipes with caulking.
  • Keep cabinet doors open to allow warm air to circulate around pipes.
  • Keep a slow trickle of water flowing through faucets connected to pipes that run through an unheated or unprotected space.

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Source: Institute for Business and Home Safety. IBHS is a national nonprofit initiative of the insurance industry to reduce deaths, injuries, property damage, economic losses and human suffering caused by natural disasters.

What to do when your roof begins to leak…

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Roof leak and inspection basics 101
Common Sense Safety Basics

  • Never attempt to stand on a roof that is steeply pitched.
  • Never attempt to stand on a tarp especially if it is wet, they are extremely slippery.
  • Never attempt going on a roof during any kind of a storm.
  • Never climb onto the roof surface as it may be unstable. Use a ladder if necessary.

How do you know if you have suffered roof damage? After a storm has passed it may be difficult to pinpoint the exact location of an obvious deformity or source for leaking. Heavy rain and water damage can range from large, highly visible dents, and tears to almost undetectable indentations. Even small amounts of cosmetic damage can harm the surface of your roof and lead to deterioration causing water damage and possible mold damage over time if not discovered quickly. Leaks can appear to start in one area, but water damage often moves in paths that are not expected.
Before you decide to tarp a roof, first try to identify the roof leak’s origination if you choose to call a restoration company, look for one that offers infrared camera inspections. This way a certified restoration specialist can help in targeting the source of the leak before it leads to more extensive damages.
If you choose to inspect it yourself first, start by checking the underside of the roof sheathing for any signs of water stains. Crawl up into the attic, have a look around to see if you can spot where the source of water may be if it’s draining into your living room. Survey the roof with binoculars to check for any noticeable tears or torn shingles. Use a ladder if necessary.
There are several ways to evaluate the condition of a roof after heavy rains.
Here are a few signs to look for:
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• Torn or missing shingles
• Dented metal roof vents
• Missing metal roof panels
• Broken or out of place tiles
• Roof indentations
• Water stains or spots
Which are signs of water damage caused by water leaking underneath the roof deck into the attic. Please Note– Make sure you install or have the material installed over the ridge, this way it directs the water and keeps it from running underneath the plastic and possibly into your home.