Water Damage

As a homeowner, one of the most destructive challenges you could face is water damage. The most common sources of water damage are flooding, burst pipes, or leaky faucets. Water damage can lead to electrical hazards, harmful mold, and expensive damage to furnishings and to your homes' structure.

When water damage occurs in your home the professionals at PBM Restoration are here to help you with all your restoration needs. Our water mitigation process reduces the amount of damage following a flood or other water related issues such as a leaking roof. Prevent additional damage and expense by contacting PBM quickly and allowing us to restore your home following disaster.

What causes water damage?

  • Cracks in foundation
  • Leaking roof
  • Broke or burst pipes
  • Leaks in plumbing
  • Clogged toilet
  • Walls with hidden moisture 

Timely restoration is the key to effective mitigation of water damage.

Water damage spreads quickly to other areas in your home.

Within hours wood swells and begins to deteriorate spreading bacterial odor through your home.

Secondary damage can cause many complications leading to costly repair and severe disruption.

During a loss you should:

  • Seek professiional help. Bacterial growth and water damage can begin within hours.
  • Drapes should be lifted away from the floor.
  • Books may require specialized drying. 
  • Cabinets, closets, and drawers should be opened to facilitate drying.
  • Mop and blot to remove as much water as possible.
  • Place aluminum foil between furniture legs and flooring. 
  • Cushions should be propped up to allow even drying. Furniture should be wiped dry.
  • Any removable floor coverings or rugs should be removed.
  • Move all art, paintings, and photos from the damaged area to a dry location.
  • Books should be kept on shelves but packed tightly to prevent warping.

Things to avoid during a loss:

  • Avoid entering a room that has standing water until the electricity has been properly shut off.
  • Avoid using electrical appliances on exposed areas while still wet.
  • Avoid vacuuming. Household vacuums are not designed to remove water.
  • Avoid disturbing visible mold.
  • Avoid trying to removed installed carpeting without the assistance of a professional.
  • Avoid removing books from shelves to prevent warping