– Sub Par Renovation Work May Cause Water Damage

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Care should be taken when having any home renovation work performed, and it starts with hiring the right company. Water damage is just one of many consequences of subpar work.

Checking references, work history, the local Better Business Bureau….all should be done before hiring any contractor., one of the leading water damage restoration companies in the country, warns property owners that low quality restoration work may result in water damage to their home or business. Sub standard construction techniques or inadequate sealing may allow moisture to develop within walls or beneath floors, setting the stage for additional problems such as mold.

The Garth House in Texas, the location of a children’s advocacy non-profit organization, discovered this problem firsthand recently, when moisture was discovered beneath the flooring of the location following an extensive renovation project.

Following the renovation in 2010, employees began to notice cracked tile floors throughout the structure. The moisture problem was discovered when the flooring was torn up. Subsequent investigation revealed that the company responsible for the renovation had failed to properly install windows, as well as neglecting to install a moisture barrier in the walls, and failed to install plywood subflooring or any kind of subfloor ventilation system. The building has since been repaired by other contractors, and a lawsuit has been brought against the company that originally did the work. The case is still pending. strongly recommends that homeowners do their proper research before allowing anyone to perform work on their property. Hiring the wrong provider can often make serious problems even worse, easily doubling or tripling the repair bills before the problem is properly corrected.

Checking references, work history, the local Better Business Bureau….all should be done before hiring any contractor.

In the event of water damage, the same rules should be followed when selecting a company to repair the damage. Water restoration providers are a dime a dozen, but only industry certified companies should be hired to perform the work. Certification means same day service, industry standard procedures and equipment, as well as a guarantee on all work performed. is a national network of water restoration providers based out of Cleveland OH.


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