It’s Not ‘Just the Carpet’. First Call Restoration of Cedar Creek Lake, TX.
Many water damage pros have been called by good people just like you who need help “just sucking up the water from the carpet.”
This can be water from an overflowing sink, toilet, maybe a washing machine that got a little ambitious during the spin cycle… or it could be from something more serious, like a broken water pipe or roof damage from a storm.
No matter what, some homeowners only see and think about the squishy carpet and don’t know about all those other areas in the home where water has affected it.
That kind of thinking can get you into a lot of trouble.
While water can just damage the carpet, it usually goes other places as well… such as down the register vents into floors below, behind baseboards and then under the walls and then up the drywall, into other rooms, under furniture that you never move, and into all kinds of other areas. It can also get into wood floors you thought were watertight, creating all kinds of very expensive problems if you don’t get it all dried out quick.
Sucking up the water is just part of the job. Detecting where the moisture really went is important, as well as using professional tools and drying equipment to reach those areas and get them like they were before — bone dry, and safe for your family.
Calling your water damage pro immediately and then listening to his expert advice is something smart consumers (just like you) must do when water causes damage to your home. If you wait too long, you invite a host of difficulties, such as mold and odors that are challenging to remove.
Remember, it’s not “just the carpet” — it can be other areas of your home as well. Don’t take a chance. Call your water damage pro.
Who Lives In a Flood Zone? You Do! First Call Restoration of Cedar Creek Lake, TX.
There’s some surprising news from the experts at the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). Everyone lives in a flood zone. Yes, you read that right.
Of course, if your home is at the top of a mountain, you are probably at low risk from flooding. But most homes are at lower elevations, bringing higher risks.
How common are floods? In the past five years, according to the NFIP, all 50 states have experienced floods or flash floods.
And bad news for homeowners is their homeowner’s insurance does not cover flood damage. You need special flood insurance for that.
To protect yourself, you need some flood facts so you realize the danger and can purchase the proper flood insurance program for your home and risk level.
Flood facts from the NFIP
· Just a few inches of water in your home can cost many thousands of dollars to repair. This comes out of your pocket if your insurance doesn’t cover it.
· Flash floods can bring walls of water 10-15 feet high. Imagine that hitting your home!
· A vehicle can easily be carried away by just two feet of rushing water. You don’t want to think about what can happen if you are in the car…
· New land development can increase flood risk.
· Floods can be caused by different sources, such as hurricanes, winter storms, snow melt and other events.
· In a high-risk area, your home is more likely to be damaged by flood than by fire.
· Since 1978, The NFIP has paid nearly $50 billion for flood insurance claims and related costs (as of 2/17/15).
There are many more flood facts, but these can get you researching what you need to protect what’s important to you: Your home and your family.
And remember, if any type of flooding happens to you, keep your water damage pro on speed dial! He’ll be right over to save the day.