Few things are more alarming and frustrating than experiencing water damage. Water has the ability to move quickly and reach every surface and height to cause so much destruction to virtually any material, especially if not addressed immediately. Water damage repair is the most common disaster that home and business owners encounter. According to industry estimates, 14,000 people in the US will deal with a water damage emergency at home or work every day. If not properly dealt with, water damage can result in severe losses to your property and belongings and cause potential health risks to those affected. Our OTM Restoration team has over 10 years of experience restoring water damaged properties. By using scientific drying techniques and dehumidification/drying equipment, our technicians rapidly restore your property to pre-loss conditions and better.
Act Quickly And Trust The Professionals
It is critical to act as quickly as possible, optimally within the first 24-48 hours that damage occurs. As soon as there is water damage, there is a higher risk for mold, mildew and electrical hazards to develop. Mold only requires 12-24 hours to produce new growth when it has increased moisture, but you will not be able to see it for at least 72 hours – time enough to be spread through your entire home. Acting quickly and trusting in the professionals at OTM Restoration helps to minimize the amount of loss and ensure the appropriate actions are implemented the first time. OTM Restoration understands the chaos of water damage and all of the intricacies involved. There are many details that can be missed and can cause potential issues later if not performed correctly initially. Our emergency team is available 24/7 and equipped to serve you anytime, anywhere on the map.
Common Causes Of Water Damage
- Flooding caused by severe weather
- AC & Plumbing Leaks
- Sink, bathtub or toilet overflow
- Sewage backup
- Sprinkler systems
- Roof Leaks
How To Protect Your Home From Water Damage
One of the most common kinds of disaster that homeowners face is water damage. Most times, it is impossible to avoid water damage from causes such as natural storms or flooding. However, other circumstances such as burst pipes or leaks from a roof may be able to be prevented to a certain extent. Even with water damage from any of these sources, there are possibilities to help minimize further loss and protect as much as possible. One of the best and tried and true options to protect your home from water damage is being as prepared and proactive as possible.
Inspect & Repair
One of the best ways to ensure water stays out of your home is to regularly inspect and repair your gutters, roof and pipes where needed. Removing leaves and debris from your gutters and making sure the downspouts are not blocked are great precautions to take. Gutters should always be positioned away from the foundation for water to flow to. Your roof’s shingles or tiles should be inspected for looseness or cracks. Because of the generally hidden location behind walls or ceilings, it can be difficult at times to check your pipes for any leaks or potential damage or wear. However, they should not be ignored. If you’re able to check them, they should be inspected every so often. If it is too complicated to do so, you can still look around for any damp spots on ceilings, walls and in corners.
Install A Sump Pump
Sump pumps can be an excellent tool to have on hand and can be mandatory for some insurance policies. They work by removing excess water and redirecting it to a designated drain area. It is suggested to perform maintenance and testing a couple of times a year to ensure it is working properly. A battery can also be installed in case of a blackout. This is especially helpful for homes with basements as they tend to be a common culprit for water damage. If water is detected, the sump pump will start automatically and pump the water out to prevent flooding.
Maintaining Trees and Vegetation
Homeowners should be aware of areas where main lines and sewer lines pass so that they can maintain the vegetation around it. This helps to reduce the chances of roots growing around your pipes causing them to break or crack. When the pipes are blocked or burst around a home, it will lead to water leaks.
Checking Water Pressure
Homeowners can know when something is wrong if they check the water pressure regularly. When water pressure is too high, it indicates the pipes may be clogged. Check on the possibility of the pipes being clogged and unclog them before they can build up pressure to an extent where it will burst the pipes.
Installing Water Detection Devices
Modern water detection devices are a sophisticated way to protect against any signs of incoming water into the home. Homeowners can install the detectors near sump pumps and they can sound the alarm when moisture is detected near the home. Some leaks can go unnoticed, but installing water detectors makes it easier to notice them. You’ll be able to take action before it is too late.
When it comes to any kind of water damage, it is always best to trust in the professionals. Water damage can be incredibly complex and each job can present its own challenges. Professional help ensures your water damage restoration is completed correctly and thoroughly.
OTM Restoration In Miami Florida
On The Map Restoration of South Florida is committed to helping our customers with a safe and complete property restoration experience. Disasters can strike residential or commercial properties at any time, causing chaos at home and work. We understand the stress that follows and are devoted to helping our clients through any disaster. We’ll readily restore your property back to pre-loss conditions, transforming it before your very eyes. Most importantly, we take into consideration what our customers are going through during the recovery process. We’ll be there for you, every step of the way.
True to our name, OTM (On the Map) is exceptionally well-renowned in the South Florida community. Our customers turn to us to convert their home or business back to normal after they have suffered significant damage. We take the time to understand your needs and promptly work with you to resolve your situation in a timely manner. No matter if it’s day or night; our round the clock team members are here to help. Specializing in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial properties after fire, smoke, or water damage, OTM also mitigates mold and mildew from your home or business.