Category: Water damage cleanup

What to Do if Water Damage Strikes

Portland fire damage restoration

Ask any homeowner, and they will tell you that one of the biggest threats toward the integrity of a home is water damage and mold. Considering that 93 percent of all water damage can be prevented, there are plenty of precautions to lessen the likelihood of water damage and mold.

Mold, for example, requires very little moisture to thrive, so running a dehumidifier can alleviate this potential. Likewise, ensuring all pipes and fixtures are in good working order can thwart water damage and mold (a crack as tiny as one eighth of an inch can release up to 250 gallons of water each day!). The question, though, is what to do if water damage and mold rear their ugly heads regardless of your diligence and efforts.

In the unfortunate event of water damage, there are different levels of severity. Cat

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