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Tackling Water Damage: A 3-Step Guide

home-floodingThe family is coming to your house for a holiday party this winter. There is a lot to do and prepare for and the last thing you’d want to be dealing with right now is warped flooring or peeling walls. And yet, that pesky pinhole leak certainly took a toll before you discovered it. Now, right around the holidays, you are faced with figuring out the best way to deal with some less-than-subtle water damage.

Thankfully, we can help you figure out how best to approach this situation and, even better, we can offer our services for water damage restoration in Ontario, CA when you are ready to make the call.

3 Steps to Tackle Water Damage

When you realize that you have water damage to deal with in your home, it can sometimes feel a little overwhelming. What do you do first? We want to give you a step-by-step guide to help you tackle your water damage situation so that every part of the problem is taken care of, saving you stress and money down the road.

Stop the Source

This might seem like a no-brainer but it is surprising how many people forget to address the creator of the water damage before they set about dealing with the damage itself. Water damage can be caused by a pinhole or slab leak, flooding, or even something as simple as a toilet that has overflowed. You want to deal with the source of the problem first so you aren’t spending money on restoration and repairs that will go to waste the next time the issue pops up. Leak detection, installing a sump pump, and drain cleaning are all helpful services to consider that will help you prevent repeated problems.

Identify the Severity

Is the wallpaper peeling? Do you have carpet that needs to be replaced? Is there warping in your wood floors? Is there evidence of mold? You will want to find out what kinds of damage you are looking at so you can give a professional an idea of what they might be dealing with. It makes a difference because laying down new carpet is one thing while mold remediation is another. What’s more, if the damage is bad enough, you may need to consider remodeling instead of restoration

Call for Professional Water Damage Repairs

It likely goes without saying but we will point this out anyways: repairing your home after it sustains water damage is NOT a job for an amateur. You absolutely need a contractor who know what to look for and exactly how to get the issue fixed. Contractors such as those employed at Sweetwater Plumbing will have experience in dealing with water damage, references for their previous work, and even certifications from the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC).

When you are in need of efficient, effective and experienced water damage restoration services, reach out to Sweetwater Plumbing for assistance. Our team is trained and certified to take on whatever damage you are dealing with.

Contact Sweetwater Plumbing today for water damage restoration or any other plumbing services you may need. We don’t charge by the hour, We charge by the job! 

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