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Water damage is among the most common causes of insurance claims; one in every 55 homes will have a water-related property damage claim this year. Storms are out of your control but, here are some tips prevent water damage:
Look at your yard with an eye toward potential water damage; certain plants and trees have very invasive root systems. Plan before you plant to keep roots away from any water lines, sprinkler system, drainage field, pipes, and septic tanks.
Ensure your yard is sloped away from your foundation. Over time the walls of your Toledo property could lean, the masonry could crack and leaks could form. Too little water can also cause damage. In a drought, run a soaker hose around the perimeter and under the soil to keep the soil from contracting and expanding.
During a storm, a clogged gutter can send water spilling into your home’s foundation, through the roof, or down into your basement. So either DIY or have someone else clean your gutters once a year or after severe storms. Get a ladder and use a scoop or shovel to remove debris from the gutters. After you’ve cleaned out all the gunk, flush your gutters out with a garden hose to protect your home.
If you get an unusually high water bill in the mail, you might have a leaking or malfunctioning appliance in your house. And a small sneaky leak can cause a lot of damage before you notice it. For example, a 1/8 inch crack in a pipe can waste up to 250 gallons of water per day. With so many water pipes hidden behind walls and in the floors in your house, investigate any clues: an unexplained spike in water use, the sound of dripping, smell of mold, stains on ceilings.
Even the most thorough home maintenance may not prevent a water damage disaster from occurring. When such an event does occur you will want to have a trustworthy water damage cleanup team, such as Restoration 1 of Toledo, on speed dial.
Curtis & his crew were very helpful & quick to respond. They informed me of everything they did with everything & answered any questions I had in a timely matter. I would strongly suggest using them!
I don’t normally write reviews, not sure why, I just typically do not take the time to do it. In this case I thought the service I received from Curt and his crew warranted some recognition. I would highly recommend this company to any of my friends and family. My basement flooded, despite having a pretty elaborate sump pump set-up. I was referred to Curt, gave him a call and he was at my house to evaluate within the hour. He and his crew immediately took action and mimimized the damage to my finished basement. Through the whole process they were timely, respectful of my property, cleaned up after themselves and even made my wife and kids feel comfortable while work was in progress when I was not at home. Dealing with the insurance aspect I thought would be a pain, but that went well also, largely to do with Curt taking care of the vast majority of the detail directly with the adjuster. Hopefully I never have the need for that service again, but if I do, I will be calling on Restoration 1.
My mother and I were hurricane Michael disaster victims, we live in Port St. Joe FL. We stayed there during the storm, it was the most terrifying humbling experience I have ever been thru… We stayed in the attic for 2 1/2 hrs while we listened to our home fill with water, my mother’s and my life’s worth of of work and memories floating around… banging into each other… when the water finally receded we were left with virtually nothing. Our home had sea water and silt everywhere…. it smelled like a marshland… all we could do was stare in horror at our destroyed home. We had never been in a experience like this before so we had no idea what to do. I was driving a couple days later and saw Keith and his crew working at a friends moms house, I stopped and introduced myself and told him our situation. Right from the moment I met Keith he had warm, friendly personality. They stopped by the next day, checked over our home, gave advice on how to clean up, what we could do to prep, and gave us a bit of direction. It was nice to feel like somebody was trying to help. Gary and the demo crew got there, they were super efficient, they prepped the house in a couple days and got it ready for treatment and drying. JR was the moisture reader tec and he was a great guy and a hard worker. He checked our house every day till it was perfect. Keith stayed with us thru the whole process and helped us with questions and offered help finding other services too. They were a great company and I was glad I used them and would recommend them to anyone.
A refreshing glass of cold water is a perfect way to hydrate yourself throughout the day. Hopefully, good experiences with water are what comes your way, but that is not always the case. Water damage is a stressful situation that can be caused by leaking water, pipe bursts, flooding, etc. Water that enters your home […]
At Restoration 1 of Toledo we understand that one of the most important tasks as a homeowner is regular maintenance to prevent water damage. External flooding and indoor plumbing leaks can ruin carpets, furnishings and even structural components of the home. Even in a well-maintained home, pipes can break, toilets can overflow and water can […]