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7/29/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage in a Long Beach Home

There may be nothing worse than coming home from a relaxing vacation to a flooded home! SERVPRO of NE Long Beach/Lakewood knows that water damage that isn't resolved quickly can turn into a mold problem.  When a home suffers a water damage event, a mold infestation can quickly arise and spread throughout the residence in as little as 48-72 hours. Mold can cause health effects and can also cause significant damage to your property. So avoiding water damage while you are away is key vacation prep! Here are a few tips, before you head out, to keep your property dry and, hopefully, damage- free:

-Inspect the hoses that connect to major appliances such as washing machines, dishwashers and refrigerator ice-makers. Replace any old or damaged hoses.

-Clear all the debris out of your rain gutters, and check the downspouts for any blockages. This will enable water to exit your roof correctly without flooding or backing up.

-Ask someone to check on your home periodically while you are away to make sure all goes well. If there is a leak or flood, they’ll catch it in the early stages.

-Consider shutting off automatic sprinklers in the front and back of the house. This will prevent you from having a flood in your yard that can migrate into the property.

-Consider turning off the main water in the house. In this way, you are completely avoiding any in-home water damage from pipes that could possibly burst in your absence.

SERVPRO of NE Long Beach/Lakewood is ready to assist when your home is affected by water damage (fire damage, smoke damage, biohazard too)  whether you've been away on vacation or not! Call us 24/7 at 562-420-0030 and let us know how we can help!

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