Experiencing water damage in your home or business can be a scary situation to be in! Luckily professionals like us here at CA Renovations are here to help! Today we share some of the most common ways that water can damage your home or commercial business.

Floodwater Damage:
Flood water can be exceptionally damaging to your property. It is often contaminated with sewage or chemicals and poses serious health risks.

How to Handle:

Ensure safety first. Avoid entering floodwater due to contamination risks.
Contact professionals for water extraction and restoration.
Document the damage for insurance claims.

Sewage Backups:
Sewage water, also known as ‘black water’, is highly contaminated and can cause severe illness. Backups occur due to clogged sewage lines or overflows.

How to Handle:

Evacuate the affected area immediately.
Call in certified restoration experts; do not attempt to clean it yourself.
Notify your local health department and insurance company.

Pipe Bursts:
A pipe burst can quickly damage a home or business structure. They may cause damage to floors, walls, and belongings.

How to Handle:

Shut off the main water supply immediately.
Contact a plumber to fix the broken pipe.
Begin drying out the affected areas promptly to prevent mold growth.

Appliance Leaks and Overflows:
Appliances may malfunction such as dishwashers or water heaters. It may be sudden and often unexpected.

How to Handle:

Turn off the appliance and disconnect the power.
Clean and dry the area thoroughly.
Inspect and repair the malfunctioning appliance.

Roof Leaks and Storm Damage:
Roof damage from storms can lead to water seeping into your home, affecting ceilings, walls, and belongings.

How to Handle:

Cover the damaged area with a tarp to prevent further water entry.
Inspect the roof for damage once it’s safe.
Engage professionals for repair and interior restoration.

We’re here to help! It’s always recommended to schedule a consultation with CA Renovations to properly identify and resolve any water damage.

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