5 Ways to Protect Yourself From Water Damage in Waukesha

In Waukesha, Wisconsin, lake water is admired. The lakes of Wisconsin are beautiful features, enjoyed by many. Something that is hard to enjoy is water damage. When disastrous flooding or other forms if water damage hit your property, be prepared to call a response team, such as White Knight Carpet Rescue, who will come to the rescue.

A big problem of water damage is mold. Mold is often a result of steam, moisture, leaks, and pooling water. If you smell a musty or mildew-like odor, you may have mold in your home. Home can make you sick and cause irritation to your eyes, nose, throat, and lungs. It is important to involve your doctor if you come in contact with mold. Along with mold come other dangers. If you were to stand in a wet zone, you would be at risk of being electrocuted. There are also higher risks of a gas line breaking and gas leaks occurring. Water weakens the structure of a building, so it is important to be weary that your home will not stand as strong until the professionals have finished restoring it.

It is important to know that there are three categories of water. Beyond category one (essentially clean water), category two and three can be dangerous to your health due to bacteria, mold, and contamination. Steer clear of water leaks in your home and rely on skilled professionals to help mitigate damage, reduce loss, and rapidly restore your property through water extraction and cleanup. The disaster of water damage may not be convenient, but on-call professional help is convenient. Thanks to the skills of professionals, floors, and carpets can be restored, and your home can become a safe place to live again. You can follow these steps to help yourself be prepared for water damage:

  1. Realize that water damage can come from anything a small as a leaky pipe or a crack in the roof to something big like a pipe burst or storm flooding.
  2. Watch for signs of water damage. Signs could include pooling of water, peeling paint, discoloration, a change in texture or size of structures (such as baseboards), mold or moldy smell.
  3. It is a good idea to check high-risk areas around water utilities, pipes, attics, ceilings, walls, and floors. If you check and find that your ceiling is stained, there may be water damage that needs an immediate response.
  4. The outside is wet, but that doesn’t mean the inside has to be wet as well. Make sure windows and doors are closed and sealed properly. Window wells should be secure as well. Fix and seal any cracks you are aware of. Floor drains should not be clogged. Old gutters can be faulty and need to be replaced or updated.
  5. A good tip is to pay close attention to your water bill. Make sure each payment is not irregularly high. An unexpectedly high water bill may be a clue that water is leaking and causing damage.

Looking for more tips on water damage cleanup, fire damage restoration, mold damage, or carpet cleaning? Check out White Knight Carpet Rescuers blog page!

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