Water is both an extraordinary and desirable substance. Without it, life on planet Earth wouldn’t be sustainable. Water also goes far beyond merely keeping us alive. It tastes great on a hot day, is essential for our morning shower routine, and even keeps our grass and flowers looking their best. Perhaps, this is why it’s so easy to forget, the same H2O that keeps us alive and looking great, can also cause chaos, and damage our homes and belongings.
Sources of Water Damage
Luckily, here in the Greater Columbus, Ohio area, we are at low risk when it comes to weather-related flooding situations. Odds are; no hurricanes or typhoons are going to be headed to our corner of the world any time soon. However, that doesn’t mean your home or mine is exempt from water damage, and the problems it brings with it. Even without weather-related flooding, there remains a lengthy list of means, via which water can damage and affect us here in Columbus, OH. Here are just a few common circumstances with potential for causing unwanted water intrusion and/or flooding inside your home or place of business.
- Leaking Roof
- Backed up Drain or Sewer
- Toilet Overflow
- Burst Pipe(s)
- Fire Suppression Aftermath
- Foundation or Basement Problems
- Sump Pump Failure
- Washing Machine Overflow
- Water heater leak
Why Water Removal Can’t Wait
Unlike mold, insects, smoke or other unwelcome intrusions, home and business owners don’t usually react with great urgency and concern when it comes to a water issue inside their dwelling.
“It’s just a little water, right?” and “A little water never hurt anyone.”Contrary to popular belief, a “little water” has hurt plenty of property owners, and the pain it inflicts is frequently felt right in the wallet or pocketbook.
Once water has saturated materials such as drywall, upholstery, floor coverings and cabinetry, the faster you take action the better. Quickly assess the situation, and decide if you are qualified, and properly equipped to tackle
the clean-up yourself. If you have any doubt about the extent of damage, or if there is potential for a continued influx of water, call in a professional.
Given the right environment, even a small amount of water can easily result in a dangerous and costly mold and mildew problem. Even if drywall, upholstery or carpeting, feels dry to the touch, it can still be saturated inside, and harboring the perfect environment for mold growth and continued damage.
At Allphase Restoration and Construction, we’ve assisted hundreds of Columbus, Ohio home and business owners with water damage assessment and repair. With over 30 years of experience, you can count on us to quickly evaluate, and correct any water damage scenario large or small.
Call a Professional
Once you place a call to Allphase Restoration, you can expect one of our professionals at your door within 60 minutes. We are on call 24 hours a day, to ensure you can reach us in any time of need.
While you await our arrival, open windows and turn on fans to promote ventilation. Wipe down visibly affected surfaces with clean towels, and place a phone call to your insurance agent.
Once you see the Allphase vehicle pull into your driveway or parking lot, you can rest assured you’re in capable hands. Inside our trucks, there is the latest modern, commercial-grade drying equipment, including, extractors, dehumidifiers, blowers, hardwood floor drying systems, absorbent materials, anti-microbial agents, and other tools and supplies to prevent further water damage, and restore order to your home or business.
We will assess the situation, remove the water, and repair any damage left behind. We’ll also bill your insurance company directly, and correspond with their agents and adjusters as necessary as an added convenience.
Water is wonderful when you’re enjoying a hot shower, or perhaps holding a fishing pole on the shores of Lake Erie. However, unwanted water inside your home or building can be a nightmare. Past, present and future; Allphase Restoration and Construction of Columbus, Ohio is the professional and caring local restoration company you can trust in your time of need.