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Sterling Heights Water & Flood Damage Restoration

IMG_2551Water damage has the potential to impact every property owner in all of Macomb County. Homeowners in and around Fraser, Sterling Heights & Utica can relate to the challenges of water or flooding damage in their home. Cleaning up after a flood is never an easy task, and can require hours of labor and specialized equipment to properly dry out a home.

Predicting when and where water damage can strike is never an easy process. Knowing that water damage can occur from numerous sources including: leaks from broken pipes, malfunctioning sump pumps, heavy rain water, fire suppression systems, backed up sewer lines, severe weather changes and more. Fixing the source of the leak is usually the first step in the process of repairing and cleaning up after a water damage disaster. If you have frozen or broken pipes, these will need to be repaired or replaced in order to establish an effective plan to dry out your home.

Unexpected or severe water damage has the potential to cause a number of other health and safety issues in and around your property. The most important factor you should focus on is the personal safety of you and your families. Never assume that your electricity is off or not impacted by the water emergency. Contacting a local restoration firm to inspect your home or business is always a good first step. The potential for bacteria and other micro hazards to materialize from the water damage is possible, depending on the classification of the water damage disaster. There are three types of water damage classifications; depending on the level of contaminant, level three generally contains contaminants from a sewer backup.

Mold is the biggest long term problem that water damage creates. Within as little as 48-72 hours after the problem begins, water can begin to create mold spores on the surfaces within your property. This potential is one of the main reasons property owners should react with urgency if they have a water damage emergency. The naked eye can not always detect the source or full extent of water damage. Professional restoration companies can utilize moisture meters and thermal imaging devices to pinpoint the origination of the water leak as well as extent of water damage in a property.

058Large thunderstorms can bring on significant flooding or large scale water damage emergencies. These types of disasters will require the use of specialized equipment to extract the excess water from the property. Restoration companies can utilize vacuum powered pumps to remove excess water quickly and effectively. Once the excess water has been removed, a professional restoration firm will use fans, special heaters or dehumidifiers to dry out your property. Depending on the extent of the water damage this process can take between twenty four to seventy two hours to thoroughly dry your home.

The multiple weather and season changes in and around lower Michigan and the Macomb county areas often can bring on unexpected conditions that could lead to a water or flooding emergency. Sterling Heights and its many home owners, commercial tenants and business property managers should treat flooding and water damage with extreme urgency. You should contact a professional cleaning restoration firm immediately to begin reducing the long term dangers that water damage can create.

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