What Is Water Mitigation?
Water mitigation is the process of restoring a property to its prior condition before any water damage occurred in the space. The process typically involves cleaning, sanitizing, drying, repairing, and restoring. However, because every property is unique and the extent of the damage may vary, water damage cleanup can look different from one situation to the next.
As a homeowner or a business owner, you expect to perform some maintenance from time to time to keep everything in your building in good working order. However, there are some situations (like a severe storm) that can leave you with repair work that you simply weren’t prepared for.
In some cases, you may not even realize that there is water damage until it’s too late. Early detection is the key to taking care of excess water before it becomes a major health concern for you and your family.
Here are some of the signs of water damage that you should look out for.
Clear Evidence of Discoloration
Usually, you’ll first notice discolorations on your ceilings. Stains can occur in any area of your home or office, but can also sometimes be found on walls located near pipes. Regardless of where stains show up, they are usually a clear sign of water damage. The stains are typically dark brown, yellow, orange, or green.
Musty odors in certain areas of your home or office could indicate a moisture issue. If left unchecked, this can turn into a breeding ground for bacteria. Excess moisture should be removed right away to prevent mold growth.
Over time, wet subflooring will begin to warp; and, eventually, the structure can start to sink in. If you’ve been walking on uneven ground, you can safely assume that your floor may be retaining moisture.
High Water Bills
Has your water bill been higher than normal in recent months? This could be evidence that you have a leaking pipe or another broken appliance in your home or office.
Are any of your appliances leaking? If so, the connecting pipes might be damaged. You may also notice standing water in the area, which can cause further damage to floors and lower levels of your building.
Do these signs of water damage seem familiar? If so, then you likely need water mitigation services to fix the problems before they can get any worse.
Contact MBC General Contractors today to get your property restored and back in good condition. We know what it takes to deal with water problems at the source. Give us a call today to see what we can do for you!