Impact Restoration Reminds Homeowners to Address Moisture Issues Immediately

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Winter flooding can lead to significant home damage if moisture and sources of leaks are not handled in a timely manner.

Air Movers can help remove moisture from homes

Air Movers can help remove moisture from homes

Homeowners are often caught off guard when a winter warm-up leads to flooding after the snow melts is reminding homeowners that the winter season is a time when home flooding can be problematic, particularly in parts of the country where a massive amount of rain and other precipitation is predicted for this winter.

“Homeowners are often caught off guard when a winter warm-up leads to flooding after the snow melts,” says Heath Bradley, owner. “In others parts of the country, massive rainfall is predicted, which can lead to significant damage for homeowners who aren’t prepared.”

In October, FEMA advised California residents that El Niño is expected to bring heavy storms to the state. As such, residents are being advised to purchase flood insurance and to take precautions to protect their homes.

“Even in those states where most winter precipitation comes in the form of snow, water damage is a serious concern,” continued Bradley. “Freezing pipes can lead to water damage, as can melting snow as it runs into the foundation or other parts of the home.”

To prevent problems from occurring, the experts at Impact Restoration recommend having the foundation checked and sealed if necessary. Homeowners should also ensure their pipes are properly insulated or should apply heat tape as necessary.

“In some cases, homeowners who live in areas where temperatures get below freezing, it may even be necessary to keep the water running at a low level in order to prevent the pipes from freezing,” advises Bradley. “While this may make the water bill go up a bit, it is worth the extra money to have peace of mind in knowing that the pipes are safe and the home won’t be damaged by water.”

If water does get into the home, Impact Restoration recommends addressing the issue as soon as possible. Water that is left in a basement or other parts of the home can rot wood, encourage the growth of mold and mildew or otherwise result in significant damage to the home.

“There are companies available to help with getting water out of a home and minimizing water damage,” said Bradley, “but homeowners can handle smaller jobs on their own by purchasing air movers and other supplies to help get the area dry as quickly as possible.”

Impact Restoration is an online retailer that specializes in providing restoration companies with the tools and supplies necessary for water mitigation, restoration and removal of lead, mold and asbestos.

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