The number one question that everyone working in water damage restoration should be able to answer is what damaged areas need to be restored. If you can’t figure out what repairs you need to do to the property. Then you’re going to have a very hard time with your business. When performing an assessment, or walk through of the property. You have to take note of what is damaged, and what is not. This is so you can estimate the cost of the repairs.
One of the areas you will need to check to see if it needs repairs is the walls. This is especially important if the property has an upstairs bathroom. Leaks from the sinks, tub,shower, or toilets can spread to the downstairs area. This can also cause damage to the floors, walls, and ceilings. Another important area that needs to be inspected is the dish washing area. Water often splashes around while washing dishes, and after years of going untreated depending on the material used to make the countertops. Some materials may need to be replaced sooner than later.
Repairing water damage can get very expensive. I had an experience with a damaged water heater that went uncheck for a while. When the heater leaked water it would travel through the floor, and accumulate under the house. Luckily, I was able to catch it in time. I only had to replace the water heater causing the damage. I can’t imagine what the price would have been if I had to replace the floor as well. I know that one day I will have to replace the flooring, because of the leak. Thanks to me catching the damage being done early. I am able to prepare, and save up the money for the repairs that will be needed. Unlike the water heater.
Another area that you will want to check on your walk through for your assessment is the washroom where your washer, and dryer are kept. I find that this area most often has the most water damage, because of the washing machine leaking out. The last thing you want to see when you come home is that your washer has fallen through the floor. It can also be a safety hazard if you end up falling through the floor with it while trying to wash your clothes.
Restoration 1 of Knoxville is a website that I have been looking into for tips on how to plain for these repairs that I may need in the future. The website allows me to get a good estimation on the price of the repairs. I will also be able to hire someone off of the website to do the repairs for me if I should choose not to do them myself. One of the jobs that I know I do not want to mess with is the sewage repairs. I know I want to get a new toilet for my restroom, because I feel that the old one may start causing damage soon.
I have watched many people try, and do these repairs themselves. Only to cause a bigger mess than what they bargained for. I don’t want to put myself into that situation, and neither should you. Unless you are a professional, and know what you are doing. You should seek out help, and the Restoration 1 of Knoxville can provide you with that service you need. If you do decide to do it yourself. Then I highly recommend that you take a look at some of the tips that they have on their website. In order to avoid any mistakes.
If you plan to do any water damage repairs. First ask yourself this question. Do I know what to repair, and how to repair it. If the answer to this question is no. Then I recommend you find someone that can answer yes to the question. It can make the difference in the cost of the repairs being high, or low.