Work, Children and water Damage: The Tricky Trinity

Working at home has advantages and disadvantages. If you have children that means you can conveniently stay home with them and still make an income. The disadvantage could be that while taking care of your kids and keeping up with a deadline, you may miss very easily detectable signs of water damage.

if you miss the tall tale signs of damage don’t despair, a high quality water damage restoration company can you save the day.

 

Water on the bathroom floor isn’t always drips from freshly clean little hands traveling to a towel on the rack to get dry. It could be black water from the toilet that your child just blocked up by giving his or her toy a good wash down the toilet. The water on the floor is clear you say, well black water isn’t necessarily the color of the water. Black water is the overflow of water from the toilets, which is highly toxic and not safe for kids or adults. This water should only be handled with proper safety equipment.

 

If the black water was to travel from the bathroom to the next room and the room floor is carpeted, you’d need to take quick steps into quickly sterilizing the carpet. Water can get trapped under the carpet, causing mold to grow and a mildew smell can take place. If this happens, pleas call a water damage restoration company who can properly put your home and workspace back in order. You and your kids will be safe from hazardous mold by a simple phone call.

Water damage: prevention is key

The best way to deal with water damage is to not have to deal with that in the first place. What I mean by this? Water damages when things are already gone from bad to worse but what if they don’t have to? Does every water related issue have to devolve into a problem? Water damage is very difficult to deal with for the uninitiated but maintenance on the other is much easier to deal with.

 

Our lives are defined and enriched by so many items of technology if we had to sit down list of all we’d hardly get through the day. Many of these technologies utilise water in one form or another. The washing machine, dishwasher, refrigerator, sinks, toilets, hoses, pipes and other household items use water everyday sometimes multiple times a day. Washing machines for example use many gallons of water per washing cycle! When these devices malfunction that usually means that water is about to start spreading all over your house that that is not necessarily the case.

 

Using other technology you can be warned that water damage is taking place as it is happening. A water monitor attached to your washing machine can let you know of athlete and some models can shut off water to the house to prevent further damage. This is especially useful if you plan to take a long holiday. There is nothing worse than returning home after a holiday to realise that your home is flooded. When in doubt seek out a water damage restoration company to deal with water damage that has already happened. You should also call them ahead of time and asked what sort of maintenance should you be doing on your home to prevent your needing to call again.

Leaks and your landscape gardening: are they connected?

 

Oftentimes if your basement floods and you have recently had landscape gardening the two will be connected. Why is this? The soil around your house has compacted to a point that it is impervious to most flooding. Also the gradient around your home usually slopes slightly downwards and away from the house itself. This is to prevent water from building up around the house and the walls and the basement. If either the slope of the gradient or the soil are change without reference to water damage you will have a major problem on your hands in the future. The first huge flooding will find you wanting.

 

Another problem that can cause flooding in your house and is connected to landscape gardening is the installation or restoration of pipes in your garden. Most people know the pain and horror of digging in their garden and suddenly hearing a crunching noise from beneath and you realize that you have just got into a pipe and you have added hours onto your already busy schedule. When you fix that pipe if the leak persists it can make its way towards your home and cause untold damage.

 

One excellent way to do with this problem is to go outside with a hose and water around your house. While doing this take careful note of where the water gathers around your house. If it gathers too close to the house you may need to increase the slope away from the house but if it gathers far enough away you shouldn’t have to worry. One excellent way to deal with pooling water is to point a sort of garden that is filled with plants that absorb massive amounts of water in a single go. In any case when it comes to water damage and your home the more carefully you are less likely you’ll have to deal with future problems.