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Water Damage Restoration And Prevention

water damage services pittsburgh, water damage cleanup pittsburgh, water damage restoration pittsburghWater damage is never something someone wishes for. At GS Jones Restoration, we are always ready and willing to help residents in the Pittsburgh area. About 93 percent of water damage can be prevented! It just takes a little extra effort and may add to some of your previously established maintenance routines. 

Water Damage Prevention

  • Periodically check washing machine hoses. A lot of water flows through frequently used home appliances (dishwashers, refrigerators, water heaters, etc.)  
  • Detach outside water hoses before the weather hits freezing temperatures. Water expands when frozen. When the water expands, the pipes need to expand often resulting in bloated, broken pipes. 
  • It’s always a good idea to shut off the water when going out of town for an extended period of time. Taking this precaution ensures no “little surprises” upon return. 
  • Regularly check the roof. Make sure gutters are clear of debris. Gutters should be cleaned at least twice a year. 
  • Inspect landscape. Plant roots play a huge part in breaking pipes. Be wary of planting trees or foliage around main water pipes. It may be necessary in some cases to remove plants with strong, well-established root systems.

Act Immediately

When water damage becomes prevalent, take action immediately. A few signs of water damage can be:

  • Warping
  • Sagging
  • Discoloration
  • Soft spots
  • Mold

Tackle the issue before it blows out of proportion. A small sign of water damage could just be a taste of the unseen damage lying beneath. The biggest threat to a family is mold. This can be a dangerous form of life to live with, as it creates living spores that cause health concerns when ingested. Contact a specialist immediately.

Mold

Mold is a type of fungi that feeds off of its surroundings. Indoor mold typically feeds off moist or damp matter, such as walls and ceilings that have been exposed to water. Mold is constantly emitting spores. Spores are bits of mold that float around in the air waiting to find something to feed on. They are a survival mechanism the main body of mold uses to keep up with the life cycle. In a home, these spores can become thick in the air and cause potentially serious health problems to unsuspecting families. This is just one reason it is critical to receive professional help when dealing with a water damage emergency.

Professional Water Damage Restoration In Pittsburgh

In the case of a water damage emergency, remember to always contact the water damage restoration specialists at G.S. Jones Restoration in Pittsburgh. 24-hour services are available for fast action in any water damage event. Our team will assess the damage and get to work right away. Our specialists have the tools necessary for complete water extraction and drying of any surface, ensuring no moisture is left behind. Along with water extraction services, come disinfecting services. Water isn’t always clean. It can carry many types of bacteria that are dangerous for any living space. These services will help you maintain a healthy home environment after the accident.