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Water Damage Restoration & Cleanup

All it takes is a few inches of water to create a serious threat to your home or office. The harmful effects of water damage can be reduced greatly by the prompt and reliable water damage restoration services. Our plumbing experts are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, when you need service most, to quickly repair the problem (if applicable) and prevent further damage.

Water Restoration Experts

Our plumbing experts are well-trained and knowledgeable in the area of water damage restoration. Our trained professionals receive the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) and perform water restoration services in compliance with standards for professional water damage restoration. Ours vehicles are fully equipped with state-of-the art water extraction, drying and moisture testing equipment to handle everything including:

  • Water and sewer damage cleanup
  • Cleaning and deodorizing
  • Drying of contents and structure
  • Water Leak Repair

Roto-Rooter Water Leak Repair Services Include:

  • Hidden Water and Sewer Leaks
  • Pipe Leak Repair
  • Plumbing Leaks
  • Sewer & Drain Blockage
  • Slab Leak Detection
  • Water Leak Repair Options
  • Water Leak Detection Equipment
  • Water Leaks Behind Walls
Our Water Restoration crews handle all types of Water Emergencies commonly caused by…
  • Sewer line backups
  • Overflowing sinks, toilets and tubs
  • Burst or leaking pipes
  • Sump pump, water heater failures, dishwasher, washing machine and refrigerator line failures
  • Sprinkler system leaks
  • Basement, crawl space and laundry room floods
  • Foundation seepage and groundwater leaks
  • Roof leaks
  • Backflow problems
  • Weather and storm related flooding
  • Pool and spa leaks

Residential Services

Our professionals have seen the devastating effects water can have on your home and family. That’s why we understand the importance of prompt response times, and being available around the clock to help get your house back to normal as quickly as possible. Roto-Rooter’s water restoration professionals will provide a free on-site evaluation and work directly with your insurance company to make the repair experience as hassle-free as possible. While some disasters can’t be predicted, if you live in an area prone to natural disasters, or have had plumbing-related flood damage in the past, there are a few things you can do to protect your home.

  • Monitor any areas that have had water damage in the past.
  • Keep the number of your local Roto-Rooter on hand at all times! Save the number to your local our plumbing expert and post it near the areas most susceptible to water damage.
  • Inspect pipes, water shutoffs, appliance connections and hoses regularly for potential leaks.
  • In areas prone to flood damage, install flood alarms for help with early detection and to prevent damage.

Commercial Services

Commercial water problems can not only disrupt your business, but also negatively affect your customers and employees, causing a loss of revenue and profits. Water problems can occur at any time of the day or night—usually when it’s least convenient. Our  water restoration teams are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to take control of your water problem and get your business back to normal as quickly as possible. Whether your water emergency is big or small, the water restoration experts can quickly assess the situation, with any type of business including:

  • Property management and landlords
  • Food service
  • Retail
  • Hotel and motel
  • Schools and universities
  • Healthcare
Fire

Disaster Response’s 24 Hour Emergency Response Is Here For You

Recover Quickly

Fire and smoke damage can be devastating. Its not just the fire itself that damages the home, smoke odor invades building materials and your personal belongings of every kind. At Disaster Response, our goal is to protect your property and belongings from further damage and restore your property to its original condition so that you and your family can get back into your home as quickly as possible. From small fires and light smoke damage to complete structure loss, we have the trained professionals you need to cleanup, repair, or rebuild. We work closely with your insurance company to make the process as streamlined as possible.

Protect Your Belongings

Our restoration services go beyond the repair of the structure. At Disaster Response, we also work to preserve and restore your personal belongings. Our technicians pack, box, and remove all contents that can be saved and move them to a secure facility for cleaning and restoration. Often items look irreparable; however, our skilled professionals can often bring items back to pre-fire condition. Smoke damage can cause further damage to your belongings the longer that it sits so it is critical to contact a company that specializes in fire damage restoration as soon as possible.

Our Services

Our staff is professionally trained in fire damage restoration services including:

  • 24 Hour Emergency Response
  • Emergency Board Up
  • Emergency Water Extraction
  • Detailed inventory of personal belongings
  • Removal and Restoration of Personal Belongings
  • Secure Storage Service
  • Temporary Power and Heat
  • Smoke and Soot Removal (odor and staining)
  • Decontamination and Deodorization
  • Demolition
  • Reconstruction of the affected areas
  • Insurance Claim Estimating and Coordination

Water Damage Restoration in Spring Valley CA

Water damage takes much of the household’s income and time during restoration. Spring Valley residents are more susceptible to water losses of all types ranging from sink or toilet overflows, severe storms, burst pipes, or heavy snowing. Water damage can cause the growth of mold or damage to wooden walls, plaster, and floors if left to stay for long without clearance. Restoration not only involves drying up the water but also requires other processes such as dehumidification and mold inspection by water damage experts in Spring Valley CA.

tWhy Seek Services from a Water Damage Company?

Most Spring Valley residents would be tempted to handle all the water instead of using services from a water damage company. However, the process may be frustrating and aggravating since they do not have the essential gear and skills required in handling the damage. A qualified and certified expert, on the other hand, carries out the restoration process from assessment to the final repairs. TSC Restoration is available on 24/7 hour basis to take care of our client’s water damage problems. The professionals use state of the art equipment and innovative techniques to restore your house to its original state.

How we Handle the Cleanup Process

You should contact our water removal company within 48 hours since the water damage occurred to prevent development of mold in the house. Mold tends to complicate the water damage problem further.

Assessment

Our team of professionals responds in a swift way upon receiving a call from the Spring Valley residents. We conduct an inspection and damage assessment for your home to identify the source of the water damage and check for contamination in the house. An expert also assesses the extent of damage, which helps the water damage company Spring Valley CA to develop the appropriate plan of Action.

The Extraction Process

We use water removal pumps and wet/dry vacuums to remove all water from the house. Water removal prevents antibacterial and mold growth as well as reducing the drying time. We also use cameras to inspect any hidden water behind the walls and ceilings, which would lead to growth of mold.

Drying and Dehumidification

After removal of excess water, our experts from our water removal company use fans and dehumidifiers to remove any moisture in the house. Moisture promotes the growth of mold, warping of floors and furniture, or walls breakdown. Dehumidifiers prevent subsequent water damage from the accumulation of moisture while the airflow from the fans and air movers accelerate drying in the building.

Cleaning and Sanitization

Water damage leaves a distinct odor in a building, which fades away after a thorough cleaning. We provide professional cleaning of walls, ceilings, and floors as well as the furniture in the house. We arrange for removal of the porous material in the house, which are breeding grounds for molds. We recognize the importance of sanitization to keep your house away from any germs. A mold spray also protects the house from growth of moisture.

Repair and Restoration

TSC Restoration in collaboration with the insurance companies handles all the destroyed items following water damage. The repairs may include replacement of drywall, fixing broken pipes, or extreme situations like foundation repairs.

Conclusion

When you detect any water leakages in your home or office, you should promptly call our expert water disaster response teams for help. Sometimes the costs involved after improper water damage restoration are higher compared to the original cost of hiring company services. Our customer service teams are available to answer to your emergency service on a 24/7 hour basis. Call us today!

Why Choose TSC Restoration For Water Damage In San Diego, CA

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Water damage may seem like something you would rarely or never have to deal with, but the reality is that it is far more common than you might think. At first glance, you may think that major water issues in the home stem from natural weather events that cause serious floods. However, they can also be caused by ruptured pipes, leaking roofs, broken appliances and other factors. If you have discovered water flowing freely through your home, it is imperative that you contact us for water damage restoration as soon as possible.

What to Do at the First Sign of Water Damage

Water can be one of the most damaging forces that a homeowner may contend with. Many surfaces of your home can be damaged by water exposure, and common types of water damage include staining, warping, deterioration, rotting and more. Some surfaces may easily develop mold growth when a surface or even the air remains moist for more than a few days. Therefore, it is important that you act quickly to address the issue. Your first priority should be to stop the flow of additional water into the home if possible. In the event of a flood from a major storm, you may not be able to prevent more water from entering the home. However, with ruptured pipes, you may be able to turn off the main water valve to the home to prevent more water from entering. Roof leaks and broken appliances can also be addressed to keep water out of the home until help arrives.

What to Expect from TSC Restoration

Your water damage restoration team will not repair pipes, roofs and other features, so a specialist will need to be called to make these repairs. The restoration team will work initially to extract water from the home. Once all water has been removed, the moisture in the air and in surfaces, such as drywall and carpeting, will be addressed. Large dehumidifying fans will be placed in the home to return the humidity level to a normal level. This process often takes several days, and restoration and cleanup can begin after this step has been completed. The restoration team may clean some items, such as carpeting. Deodorization may also be necessary if the home has a musty smell. Replacement of some items may also be required. For example, wood floors, cabinetry and drywall usually cannot be salvaged.

Why Call Us for Assistance

You may be wondering why TSC Restoration is who you want to call when you need water damage restoration in San Diego CA. We provide 24-hour emergency assistance, and this is because you never know when disaster will strike. You simply cannot wait hours for help to arrive when dealing with a water issue, and you can count on us to arrive promptly and to get right to work. Our restoration experts travel in well-equipped vehicles with all equipment needed to extract water and to dehumidify the home. We will work tirelessly to complete the entire restoration project without delay so that life can return to normal in your home.

You may rarely need water damage restoration in San Diego CA, but when you do, we are the company you want working for you. A water issue can impact your home life, your property value, your home’s condition and more. More than that, it can potentially lead to mold growth in the home. You simply cannot risk working with amateurs when dealing with a serious water issue. When you need quality results for water damage restoration in your home, trust us to deliver the fast, exceptional results you need.

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24/7 EMERGENCY WATER REMOVAL

 

FROM UNDER WATER TO UNDER CONTROL

From excess rain to a broken pipe, flooding can wreak havoc on your home and belongings. Although it almost always happens when you’re least expecting it, reaction time is critical. To minimize the damage, water removal must happen quickly. When a flooding emergency occurs, you need expert help—and you need it fast. Our trained technicians are on call 24/7. They arrive on the scene with powerful, state-of-the-art equipment that extracts the water from your home.

Our certified restoration experts are trained to deal with water removal emergencies, and they will contact you within 15 minutes of your initial call. They will also advise you how to minimize the water damage until our crew arrives, which is always in three hours or less.

 MINIMIZE THE DAMAGE

  • If possible, stop the water at its source.
  • Turn off the electricity and remove small electrical devices from the areas with excess water, if it is safe to do so.
  • Avoid walking on wet carpet.
  • Remove small furnishings from carpeted areas or place aluminum foil under furniture legs. This helps prevent permanent rust of furniture stains.
  • Hang draperies and pin up furniture skirts to avoid contact with wet floors.
  • Remove any breakables, moisture-sensitive and high value items, as well as items that may stain floor coverings. Check under the beds and other furnishings.
  • Plan for restoration crews to move furniture into dry areas.
  • Wash your hands after handling damaged items.
  • Avoid the possibility of electric shock. Do not use home vacuum or shop vacuum to remove the water.
  • Avoid the temptation to turn on fans or heating and air conditioning units as they may spread contamination if the situation is sewage-related.

WE GET THE WATER OUT

  • Extraction equipment is brought into the home to physically remove any freestanding water. Water is extracted from carpet, padding and upholstery.
  • If necessary, carpet and/or padding may be removed for proper drying.
  • Professional grade drying and dehumidifying equipment is used to dry the affected areas and return the humidity levels in your home to normal. Special instruments will be used to identify hidden pockets of water.
  • Proper extraction and drying techniques help minimize the possibility of secondary damage, potential microbial growth and reduces costs.
  • Our professionals will monitor the drying process daily, repositioning drying equipment as needed.

Once your home and belongings are dry, we put everything back where it belongs. If necessary, we even work directly with you and your insurance agent to process the insurance claim.

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EXPERTS YOU CAN TRUST.

All  specialists have Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), the most widely recognized and accepted certification program in the industry. These individuals are highly trained and prepared for any emergency water removal task they encounter. In addition to certification, our technicians attend IICRC-accredited continuing education and training programs throughout the year. We provide the time and money to train our people, and we supply them with the best equipment available.

We provides trained technicians and state-of-the-art equipment you can’t get anywhere else. When flooding occurs, why muddy the waters? Call US.

 

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Fire Damage Restoration

Up in Smoke…Memories and Dreams

Within hours after a fire, metal fixtures including door handles and faucets can suffer permanent damage if not properly treated immediately.

With knowledge and compassion, each independently owned and operated office has a team of licensed technicians who are fully trained and certified in fire and smoke damage restoration. With knowledge and compassion, they respond, understanding that a fire emergency requires:

Urgency and Sensitivity

When the fire is out, timing is critical. Fire damage repairs must begin quickly to maximize effectiveness. We answer the call and immediately move into action 24/7. Recognizing the trauma and emotional upset that occupants suffer, we work quickly and considerately to mitigate damage on salvageable property, such as household items, fixtures, metals and other contents. Our state-of-the science techniques and cleaning processes often prevent replacement costs, thereby reducing costs. Fire and smoke damage restoration require knowledge and skill; our PuroClean professionals have the expertise to do the job right.

Accurate Assessment and Explanations

Our certified professionals determine the full extent of fire damage, including the impact of smoke, heat, and residues from fire and smoke. We keep home and business owners informed, helping to overcome their loss and restoring hope by explaining what can be saved and how, in a way they can understand what is happening, what to expect, and what they can do.  Emergency fire damage repair services are then employed.

Thorough Treatment and Respect

When necessary, treatment may include smoke and odor removal, complete cleaning and sanitation, professional deodorization, and air vent and duct cleaning. Our treatment always includes respectful handling of property as if it was our own. We take extra care and the necessary steps to protect the floor and personal belongings.

Our comprehensive emergency fire damage repair services can reverse much of the effects of fire and smoke damage. Restoration and fire damage repairs with PuroClean can make a very trying time much less unpleasant.

Our state-of-the-science techniques and cleaning solutions can dramatically increase the likelihood of saving property without needing to replace it. With 24-hour emergency response service, PuroClean saves you and your insurance company time and money.

PuroClean Franchisees offer the following fire mitigation services:

  • Smoke and Odor Removal
  • Complete Cleaning & Sanitation
  • Professional Deodorization
  • Temporary Protection
  • Carpet and Pad Removal (when necessary)

Why Should I Call Immediately If I Experience Water Damage?

Without convenient access to water in your home, you may be hard-pressed to complete regular activities such as cooking, cleaning and bathing. This is a crucial element in the home, but it must be properly contained to prevent damage. When water is permitted to flow freely throughout the space, it can cause staining on various surfaces, and the home may develop a musty odor. Some surfaces may warp or rot, and there is also an increased risk of mold growth. Water issues such as flooding, leaky pipes, damaged appliances and roofing problems can easily allow water to flow throughout the home, and this can cause significant damage. If you are dealing with this type of issue in your home, you need fast service for water restoration in Atlanta GA to repair the damage.

What Is Water Restoration?

Through the process of water restoration Atlanta GA, your home can be restored to great condition. It can be hard to imagine this when you have several inches or more of water in your home, but rest assured that help is available. This is a difficult, time-consuming process that requires specialized equipment, and it is ideally completed by well-trained and experienced experts. It should not be attempted by the homeowner. The experts will arrive at your home with water extraction equipment. This equipment may remove all standing water within a few hours or less in many cases. However, the work is not done at this point. When water is permitted to flow unchecked throughout the home, some surfaces may become saturated. The air may also be heavy with humidity. Dehumidifiers are needed to dry out the home. While noisy, they can reduce the risk of mold issues related to your water problem. Humidity tests will be used to monitor the progress the fans are making. The restoration work will continue after the home is dried out. Some surfaces may be professionally cleaned, such as your carpeting. Deodorization may be needed throughout the home. Replacement of some surfaces may also be required. Water can damage drywall, wood floors and other items beyond repair, and a replacement may be the only option.

Who Should You Call for Help?

As you can see, the scope of a water restoration project can be significant. It must be completed quickly and with skillful effort. Hiring a professional team is important. TSC Restoration, Inc. has many years of experience working on water damage issues, and they will have a list of satisfied customers. In addition, they generally offer 24-hour assistance with a fast response time. Removing the water and setting up the dehumidifying fans must be completed quickly to prevent mold growth, so you do not have time to waste.

What Is the Impact of Water Damage on the Home?

Water damage is a serious problem that you cannot afford to take lightly. When water damage is not remedied properly, it can drastically reduce your property value, and it may make it much more difficult to sell your property. In addition, it can cause mold growth. Mold can make your family sick, and it can be costly to repair. Mold also can further damage your property.

Many homeowners will have the unpleasant experience of discovering water in their homes. Your initial inclination may be to feel stressed and dreadful, but rest assured that a simple solution is available. Through professional restoration, your home’s condition can be improved.

Call TSC Restoration, Inc. at 1-866-596-3888 when you first experience water damage.

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How to Remove Mold After Water Damage

After the clean-up is complete from water damage in your home, you will most likely have some mold issues to deal with. It can take some time for the mold to become visible. You must remove the mold as soon as possible to stop its growth. With a few supplies and a little work, you can remove the mold without the help of a professional, so long as you treat it immediately.

Step 1 – Extract All Moisture

Mold grows in damp areas. You must remove all moisture to stop the growth. Keep air flowing by running fans and opening windows. Turn on a dehumidifier to extract the moisture faster. Be sure to check the holding tank, because it will fill with water and need to be emptied. This water will also contain mold spores. You will not want to leave it sitting for long. After you have a handle on the moisture, you can start cleaning the mold.

Step 2 – Cleaning the Big Surfaces

The walls and floors will need to be cleaned first. Pull up the carpet and take it outside in the sun. The sun kills mold. Leave it out until you have finished cleaning inside. Next, mix 1-cup of chlorine bleach with a bucket of warm water. Put on your ventilator mask and rubber gloves. Wipe down the walls with a rag and let them dry. Mop the floor with this same solution. After the walls and floors have dried, go over them again with warm water and liquid disinfectant. Follow the disinfectant label instructions for the amount, as it varies by product. You may have to repeat this every 2 to 3 days until the mold has disappeared. You’ll then work on the wood surfaces.

Step 3 – Cleaning Wood Furniture

To remove mold spores from wood surfaces, such as desks, tables, and book cases, use a rag and denatured alcohol. Pour a little of the denatured alcohol on the rag and rub down the wood surfaces. The denatured alcohol should not harm your finish, but you should check to be sure by testing in an inconspicuous area before wiping the whole surface. Allow the alcohol to dry completely then spray with disinfectant. After all of your wood surfaces are cleaned, you can treat your porous surfaces.

Step 3 – Porous Surface Cleaning

Porous surfaces, such as upholstered or fabric items, will collect mold spores. Take any washable fabric items and wash them in the hottest possible temperature which the fabric will allow. Take upholstered items outside. Working on the fabric will cause the mold spores to go into the air. Brush the fabric with a soft brush. Leave the items in the sun all day to kill mold. Spray them with disinfectant and return your items back inside the house. Use your vacuum to extract the dead mold spores from the upholstery. The mold should be eliminated now. If you notice that it is not all gone, you will need to repeat this process.

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Whether it’s the slimy black spots on your shower curtain, the fuzzy white patches on your basement floor, or the slick orange film that forms on your kitchen drain, household mold is more than unsightly. In some cases, mold in your home can make you sick, especially if you have allergies or asthma.

Whether or not you’re allergic to molds, mold exposure can irritate your eyes, skin, nose, throat, and lungs. Here’s what you can do to combat mold problems, and take care of yourself and your home.

 

Mold Reactions: Who’s at Risk?

For people sensitive to mold, inhaling or touching mold spores can cause allergic reactions, including sneezing, runny nose, red eyes, and skin rash. People with serious mold allergies may have more severe reactions, including shortness of breath. In people with asthma who are allergic to mold, breathing in spores can also cause asthma attacks.

In addition to people with allergies and asthma, others who may be more sensitive to the effects of mold include:

  • Infants and children
  • The elderly
  • People whose immune systems are compromised due to HIV infection, cancer, liver disease, or chemotherapy
  • People with chronic lung disease

 

 

What Is Mold?

Mold is a type of fungus that consists of small organisms found almost everywhere. They can be black, white, orange, green, or purple. Outdoors, molds play an important role in nature, breaking down dead leaves, plants, and trees. Molds thrive on moisture and reproduce by means of tiny, lightweight spores that travel through the air. You’re exposed to mold every day.

In small amounts, mold spores are usually harmless, but when they land on a damp spot in your home, they can start to grow. When mold is growing on a surface, spores can be released into the air where they can be easily inhaled. If you’re sensitive to mold and inhale a large number of spores, you could experience health problems.

 

Where Do Molds Grow?

Your walls, floors, appliances, carpet, or furniture – they can all provide the food mold needs to grow. But the thing all molds need most is moisture, so you’re most likely to see mold in damp places such as bathrooms, kitchens, laundry rooms, basements, and crawl spaces.

 

Top Tips for Controlling Mold

It’s impossible to get rid of all mold and mold spores in your home, but because mold spores can’t grow without moisture, reducing moisture in your home is the best way to prevent or eliminate mold growth. If there is already mold growing in your home, it’s important to clean up the mold and fix the problem causing dampness. If you clean up the mold but don’t fix the problem, the mold will most likely return.

Following is some advice for reducing moisture throughout the home with specific tips for the areas most prone to dampness and mold growth:

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Moisture and Mold Problems: Preventing and Solving Them in Your Home

  • Mold Reactions: Who’s at Risk?
  • What Is Mold?
  • Where Do Molds Grow?
  • Top Tips for Controlling Mold

 

Top Tips for Controlling Mold

It’s impossible to get rid of all mold and mold spores in your home, but because mold spores can’t grow without moisture, reducing moisture in your home is the best way to prevent or eliminate mold growth. If there is already mold growing in your home, it’s important to clean up the mold and fix the problem causing dampness. If you clean up the mold but don’t fix the problem, the mold will most likely return.

Following is some advice for reducing moisture throughout the home with specific tips for the areas most prone to dampness and mold growth:

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10 Ways to Reduce Mold Allergies

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Around the house:

  • Use dehumidifiers and air conditioners, especially in hot, humid climates, to reduce moisture in the air.
  • Keep indoor humidity below 60% if possible. You can measure relative humidity with a hygrometer, an inexpensive instrument available at many hardware stores.
  • Keep air conditioning drip pans clean. Make sure drain lines are free of obstructions and flow properly.
  • Keep the house warm in cool weather. As the temperature goes down, the air is less able to hold moisture and it condenses on cold surfaces, which can encourage mold growth.
  • Add insulation to cold surfaces, such as exterior walls, floors, and windows to reduce condensation.
  • Dry wet areas within 24 to 48 hours to prevent mold growth.
  • Fix leaks and seepage. The ground should slope away from your house. If water is entering the house from the outside, your options range from simple landscaping to extensive excavation and waterproofing.
  • Have a heating and cooling contractor check your heating and cooling system to make sure it’s sized and operating properly to remove humidity. If your system is too big or the airflow is incorrect, your air conditioner will not remove humidity like it should. Also, ask the contractor to check your duct system for air leaks, and proper size and air flow to each room.
  • Open doors between rooms to increase circulation, which carries heat to cold surfaces. Increase air circulation by using fans and by moving furniture from wall corners.

In the kitchen:

  • Use exhaust fans to move moisture outside (not into the attic) whenever you are cooking, washing dishes, or cleaning.
  • Turn off certain appliances if you notice moisture on windows and other surfaces.
  • Check for leaks around the kitchen sink, refrigerator ice makers, and other sources of water. Repair if necessary.
  • Empty and clean refrigerator drip pans if necessary.
  • In basements and crawl spaces:
    • Put a plastic cover over dirt in crawl spaces to prevent moisture from coming in from the ground. If there is standing water or the soil is wet, dry it out with fans before covering the floor.
    • Be sure crawl spaces are well ventilated by using fans and having vents installed in outside walls if necessary.
    • Consider painting concrete floors and using area rugs instead of wall-to-wall carpet in basements. If you plan to install carpet over a concrete floor, it may be necessary to use a vapor barrier (plastic sheeting) over the concrete and cover that with sub-flooring (insulation covered with plywood) to prevent a moisture problem.
    • Have your basement floor checked for leaks and have them repaired if necessary. Water can enter your home by leaking or by seeping through basement floors or walls.
    • Make sure gutters are working properly and that outdoor landscaping causes water to run away from — not toward — the house.
    • Do not finish basement walls with insulation and wall board unless your basement is very dry.
    • In the laundry room:
      • Vent your clothes dryer to the outside.
      • Make sure the vent is clear of obstructions, such as lint, and that there are no holes that leak air. If the vent duct is damaged, replace it with a metal duct. Have the duct cleaned at least once a year.
      • Avoid leaving damp clothes in the laundry basket or dryer. Wash and dry them promptly.

      In bathrooms:

      • Use exhaust fans to remove moisture to the outside (not into the attic).
      • Use area rugs, which can be taken up and washed often instead of wall-to-wall carpeting.
      • Check for leaks around basins and tubs and have them repaired if necessary.
      • Open a window when showering.
      • Avoid leaving damp towels on the floor or in laundry hamper.

Why You Shouldn’t Wait to Handle Your Water Damage In San Diego CA

If your home has recently been affected by a flood, you might be dreading the process of dealing with the water damage in San Diego CA. This is certainly understandable; seeing your home and your precious belongings when everything has been damaged by water can be incredibly upsetting, and the idea of having to clean everything up can be very overwhelming. Plus, you might be busy with work and other things and might not be able to tend to the problem right away. However, this does not mean that you should ignore your water damage or put off doing something about it. These are a few reasons why it’s important to give water damage in San Diego CA your full attention as quickly as possible.

Mold Could Start Growing

One concern that a lot of people don’t really think about when it comes to water damage in the home is the potential for mold to begin growing. However, if you think about it, it only makes sense that this can become a problem. After all, mold loves to grow in places that are moist, and few places are moister than a home that has been flooded. Once mold spores start growing, they can spread all over your home. Plus, not only do you have to worry about a lot of visible mold, but you also have to worry about it growing into the cracks and crevices in your home. Getting rid of the moisture as soon as possible and attacking any mold spores that might have already started growing is the best way to help prevent mold from becoming a major problem in your house.

The Damage Could Get Worse

Even though you might not think that things can actually get any worse than they are right now, the truth is that water damage can get worse and worse over time. If your subflooring is wet, for example, there is a chance that it can be dried out and saved. If your carpet is wet, a water damage restoration company might be able to remove the water and clean it so that it does not have to be replaced. However, if you just ignore the damage or put off taking care of it for too long, the damage can get worse and worse, since wood can begin rotting, mold can begin growing and odors can begin festering. This can lead to more of your stuff having to be thrown away. If you work quickly, however, you might be surprised by how many of your items and how much of your home a water damage restoration company is able to save.

You Don’t Have to Handle it Alone

If you’re putting off dealing with water damage restoration because you don’t know how to get started, you’re totally overwhelmed or you’re just really busy, you should know that you don’t have to handle it all on your own. There are water damage restoration companies out there that will do all of the work for you, and many of them don’t charge as much as you think. Plus, depending on the situation and your policy, there is a chance that your homeowners insurance company will actually pay for the damage so that you do not have to.

As you can see, there are actually quite a few reasons why you should not wait to do something about the water damage in your home. Instead, you may want to go ahead and call a company that handles water damage in San Diego CA today. Then, you can have an assessment done and can find out more about what can be done in your home.