Water Damage Sources

Water plays a fundamental role in our daily lives. However, aside from its life-giving benefits, water can be a highly destructive force of nature and a homeowners worst nightmare. At Watermark Restoration Solutions, we have been helping home and business owners recover from the devastating aftermath of water damage for years. Whether a basement has been flooded during a storm or a pipe burst has left standing water in your kitchen, our expert technicians have seen and handled it all.

The Common Causes of Water Damage

Water damage can stem from a multitude of sources, springing upon us at any time. Some common water damage sources include:

Foundation Issues

Over time, the foundations of our homes begin to shift. The more this occurs, the more likely it is for cracks to form. While we cannot prevent soil erosion and the settlement of structures, knowing the signs of water damage allow for fast action when a problem occurs. If your basement smells musty or you find mold around the exterior problem, you may be facing the effects of water damage from foundation issues. From there, our experts are able to go on-site, document and assess your unique issue, extract the water to self-contained holding tanks, clean and sanitize the affected area, utilize top-grade equipment to dry the space, and utilize moisture detecting equipment to ensure all damage has been resolved.

Water Backups

The idea of a water backup is a nightmare for any property owner. When sewage backup happens, your safe space quickly becomes a danger zone. In other words, when that far-fetched dream becomes a grueling reality, it is critical to act quickly. Whether you are experiencing backups from your shower, drain, sink, toilet, or anywhere in between, Watermark Restoration Solutions is here to help. Not only will we properly assess, extract, and dry the affected area, but we will properly deodorize and sanitize the area to ensure no biohazardous materials remain.

Ice Dams

When your attic is unable to ventilate properly, it can hold too much heat and moisture. This causes a ridge of ice or snow to form on the edge of your roof, preventing water from draining off. The water that backs up behind the ice dam can leak inside your home, causing damage to walls, ceilings, insulation, and more. Our experts will quickly clean up the water damage caused by ice dams, drying the affected area, and preventing the growth of mold or mildew.

Basement Floods

A flooded basement is a homeowner’s worst nightmare. Seeing water in your basement, whether it is a few inches or a foot can leave you feeling overwhelmed and unsure of what to do next. Whether the flood occurred from a natural disaster, a pipe burst, drain backup, or anything in between, our professionals will help you reverse the effects of water damage in your home. Our IICRC-certified team will utilize specialized equipment and techniques to get your basement dry, removing any residual moisture, and preventing the growth of mold or mildew. Once all excess moisture has been removed, our technicians can begin any cleanup, demolition, and repair needed to get your basement back to its pre-flood condition.

Crawl Spaces

Homes that are built on crawl spaces tend to have their plumbing centralized inside the crawl space. As a result, sewage build up is not uncommon. At Watermark Restoration Solutions, our technicians will not only properly extract water from your crawl space and dry the affected area, but we will properly sanitize your property as well, ensuring it is safe and sound.

Roof Leaks

Have you noticed sagging, discolored spots on the ceiling of your home? On the outside, this may look like a minor problem, however, that small leak may quickly turn into a disaster– if water is pooling on the other side, your home or business may be faced with the devastating effects of water damage. Roof damage can be caused by a number of factors; from major storms to improper roof installation. In other words, water damage may not always be easily spotted. To ensure we meet the needs of every home and business, our roof leak restoration includes the use of:

  • Moisture monitoring equipment to ensure nothing is overlooked

  • State-of-the-art equipment to extract water to holding tanks

  • Powerful air movers to force evaporation

  • Industrial dehumidifiers to capture moisture quickly

  • And more

We are trained and certified by the IICRC to accurately inspect, clean, and remediate any undesirable situation in a home or business. By following scientific (ANSI) standards, a consumer can take full comfort in knowing their damage claim is being properly handled.

If your home or business is suffering from water damage and need restoration services fast, trust the experts at Watermark Restoration Solutions. To learn more about common water damage sources, contact us today.