When water leaks into your home from a faulty pipe or from outside flooding it can cause a lot of structural damage. Typically, you will notice if you have puddles of water on you floors but there are less obvious signs that water damage has or is occurring. You may see staining or discoloration on walls and ceilings as well as peeling paint or wallpaper. Drywall will absorb water like a sponge. This is also the perfect environment for microbial growth to develop. If you notice a musty odor that can indicate that mold is present. Flooring can start to warp and most carpets and laminated coverings will have to be thrown away. We may be able to save some small rugs and valuable carpets but they would need to be taken offsite immediately and brought to our warehouse for professional cleaning. You may also realize upon inspection that there is corrosion on plumbing valves and fittings. If you think you have water damage it is in your best interest to call a trusted and certified water damage restoration company like Phoenix Water Damage Services to come out and inspect your home. Our office can be reached at 602-362-4883 and in most cases we can be out to your home within an hour.
With views of the Superstition Mountain Gold Canyon, AZ is a beautiful desert community. But living in Arizona we know how important water conservation is. By practicing a low water-use lifestyle we can help ensure a long-term, sustainable water supply for future generations. Reducing your water use will reduce your monthly water bill, decrease your energy use and preserve the environment. Try implementing the following water water conservation tips at your home:
- Choose water-saving models when purchasing new appliances.
- Minimize the use of kitchen sink garbage disposals; they require a lot of water to operate properly.
- Keep showers under 5 minutes.
- Check faucets and pipes for leaks.
- When washing dishes by hand or brushing teeth, do not let water run.
By doing just one thing every day to save water you can make a difference. Thank you for using water responsibly.