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2 Signals It’s Time to Call a Restoration Company

6/21/2022 (Permalink)

wooden floor damaged by water Water damage to wooden floor.

Two Signals It’s Time to Call a Restoration Company

As a landlord, water damage in your properties creates the potential losses of investment and high-quality tenants. Therefore, it is essential to take care of any water damage as soon as possible and know when to get help. If you witness either of the following signs, you may need to call a sewer cleanup company to assist you.

1. A Broken Pipe
In Holly Springs, NC, a pipe burst cleanup is an experience dreaded by landlords and tenants alike. If you suspect a pipe has burst but are not sure, be on the lookout for the following:

Misshapen floors: unseen water can seep in between the floorboards and cause them to buckle.
Strange odors: mold, which thrives in dampness, causes musty smells.
Discolored walls: stained or off-colored walls can be an indication that there is a leak somewhere, possibly inside the wall.

Depending on the extent of the damage, cleanup companies can help by pumping out the excess water, removing unsalvageable items, cleaning, sanitizing, and drying. Some will even do any necessary construction.

2. A Severe Storm
Unlike a pipe burst cleanup situation, which may end up soaking your property in mere drinking water, floodwater is likely to be contaminated. Thus, discarding carpet padding, upholstered furniture, and mattresses are best. You will need to reupholster valuable chairs and couches if you want to keep them. Try hosing off muddy plastic, solid wood, or metal pieces but let them dry in the shade since sunlight might cause them to warp. You can also attempt to clean rugs and carpets with a broom and shampoo, then add two tablespoons of bleach to a gallon of water for rinsing.
A restoration company in Holly Springs, NC, can get your business back on track, whether tending to a pipe burst cleanup or pumping out contaminated floodwaters.

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