There are two main disasters that can devastate a house and they are water damage and fire damage. These two emergencies, no matter the reason, are a terrible thing to have happen to you because it can ruin all your personal belongings and negatively affect the structure and materials of the building itself. Fire and water damage will cause problems in the property but there are ways to restore your home and belongings after if it is done correctly and by an expert like My-General Contractor. The restoration needs to be done quickly for the best chance in saving any of your belongings. My-General Contractor outlines the most common ways that water damage and fire damage occur in a home.
What Causes Water Damage in a Home?
When it comes to water damage the most common issue that people have is a burst pipe or leaking appliance. When a pipe bursts in a home the water will continue to flow through and out of the pipe until the water is shut off to the entire house or to that specific area. If you are not home when this occurs, gallons and gallons of water can be spreading through your home by the minute. Another cause of water damage is from a storm of some kind. If a storm rolls through and the rain starts to rise too quickly the city drainage system will not have time to move it to a safe spot and it can start to cause flooding. When a large amount of flooding occurs it can get into your home and cause some serious water damage that can be contaminated with all sorts of bacteria. One of the worst and most dangerous ways to suffer from water damage is if you have a sewer back up problem. The sewer is full of bacteria that is growing and is now spreading through your home. The level of damage that a sewer back up causes is the ultimate when it comes to cleaning up.
What is the Most Common Cause of Residential Fires?
One of the most common ways a fire is started in a home is when there is a candle left to burn and is too near some flammable material that catches fire and starts the house ablaze. Another way that a fire is most commonly started in a home is when the electrical in the home malfunctions and a spark is ignited and starts to spread. Smoking and falling asleep is another way that a fire can be started as well as a lightning strike!
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No matter the type of damage that you suffer, whether water or fire damage or both, call My-General Contractor right away. We will act fast and work with your insurance to restore your home to a livable condition. We can either restore your home to pre-existing condition or take this opportunity to remodel it to be the dream home you’ve always wanted.