How to Respond to Damage
You should never attempt the removal of water without the help of a professional, but there are immediate steps you can take to minimize the destruction. First, move photos, documents and furniture from the flooded area. If you did not do this, then NBWD may still be able to restore your belongings with our document drying and dehumidification services.
After a flood, structural damage is usually the first thought on a home- or business owner’s mind. However, it is important to remember that water can carry bacteria and other debris. Contact with floodwater can cause illnesses.
If you remove items from a flooded room, be sure to wear the appropriate protective gear. Rubber boots, rubber gloves, and an eye mask can help you avoid contact with disease-causing pathogens.
At North Bay, we understand that your business or home is one of your most valuable investments. We will respond quickly, create a customized repair plan, and get to work immediately. We provide upfront estimates to ensure our services fit your budget.
What Causes Water Damage?
Damage from water can result from a multitude of factors, but the most common sources are plumbing failures and rainstorms. Leaking pipes, toilets and water heaters are often the culprits. Roof damage can also allow water to enter your home or business.
There are many reasons why a plumbing failure might happen. Over time, the system can malfunction due to overuse. Floods outside the home may also put pressure on the plumbing.
We can identify the root cause of the problem and fix it. This will help you avoid similar catastrophes in the future.
You should conduct a plumbing inspection at your home or business at least one time each year. This can help you spot issues early – before they lead to major structural damage. If you own a large building, then you should conduct bi-annual inspections.
A violent storm can cause just as much destruction as a plumbing defect. Over time, wear and tear on a roof can lead to a small leak. For this reason, you should schedule a roof inspection every year and after any powerful storm.
Certified and Professional
Our IICRC-certified technicians are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Do not trust a low-cost, inexperienced contractor with this job. A small oversight or mistake can worsen the damage.
Our expert team includes physicians, public health practitioners, certified microbial investigators, certified restoration trainers, certified indoor air quality managers, and mechanical ventilation engineers. Schedule an inspection today by calling (415) 481-0872.