Pacific Dryforce proudly restores homes in and around Coeur d’Alene, Idaho and Spokane, Washington areas that are in need of water damage restoration. Our team takes pride in guaranteeing our high-quality work and we help make the process easier for homeowners by directly billing the insurance companies.
Discovering that your home has suffered from water damage can be particularly stressful. Water damage is an urgent problem. The longer the water sits, the worse the damage gets and the more expensive it becomes to restore. Here are some telltale water damage signs to look out for that may indicate you should hire a water damage contractor.
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1. Peeling Paint
Moisture from water damage in the wall or ceiling will cause paint to crack and peel.
2. Warped Walls, Floors, or Ceilings
Warping is usually due to leaking water or excess moisture.
3. Discoloration On the Walls or Ceiling
Water damage stains will appear as yellow-brown streaks along walls or ceilings.
4. The Presence of Mold
Mold and water damage go together like smoke and fire. If you see mold, you can bet that water damage caused it.
5. A Musty Smell
If you notice that your home has an unpleasant odor that smells like mold or mildew you may have a water damage problem.
6. Higher Than Normal Water Bills
If your water bills are higher than they should be it may indicate that there is a leak in the pipes.
7. Hearing the Sound of Dripping or Running Water
Hearing dripping noises may be a sign of water damage.
8. Headaches or Allergies
If people in your household are experiencing headaches or other allergy symptoms, it may also indicate a mold problem in the home.
Reasons to Hire a Water Damage Contractor in Coeur d’Alene, ID and Spokane, WA
Depending on the situation a water damaged home may be dangerous to enter. Do not ever enter a flooded or water damaged basement because it can be deadly. A flooded basement can be fatal since the water can have a dangerous live electric current running through it. Do not enter until the electric meter is removed.
The water in your home may also be contaminated. Contaminated water can pose a threat to the health and wellbeing of those who live in the affected house. Gray water is water that is contaminated and can come from the shower and sink drains as well as washing machines. The most dangerous type of contaminated water that can be deadly if consumed is known as black water which can come from sewage backups or rivers.
If you decide not to hire a professional water remediation company, you can miss some problem areas that trained professional know to be on the lookout for, and there is no time to waste when it comes to water damage. Time is not on your side. Mold colonies begin growing after only 48 hours after a water damage event.
Water Damage Restoration Process Coeur d’Alene, ID and Spokane, WA
1. Locate the source and stop the flow of water
The first step is to locate the cause of the water damage and to figure out what caused it and how to stop it from happening again.
2. Remove the water
This step can be achieved by using commercial grade wet or dry vacs or a sump pump. In some cases, this step can be done manually with buckets and mops. It is essential to dispose of all water damaged materials as well.
3. Dry out the structure
The home can be dried out using large fans, dehumidifiers, and allowing the air in the house to circulate by keeping the windows open to ensure ventilation.
4. Restore the property to its original state
The last step in the water damage restoration process is restoring your home to its original state.
If your home has suffered from water damage in Coeur d’Alene, ID or Spokane, WA areas, call Pacific Dryforce today. We provide water damage restoration services in the following Idaho cities: Coeur d’Alene, Post Falls, Sandpoint, Bonners Ferry, Rathdrum, Priest River, Spirit Lake, Athol, Hayden, Hauser Lake and we also proudly serve the Spokane, Washington area including but not limited to Spokane, Airway Heights, Newport, Mead etc.