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Know Like a Pro - Preventing Water Damage in Your Walls

 

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Water damage can wreak havoc on your home or business, causing significant structural issues and compromising the safety and integrity of your property. As a homeowner or business owner, it is crucial to be proactive in preventing water leaks and mitigating the risks associated with it. At Restoration Pros, we understand the importance of protecting your home or business from the damaging effects of water damage, which is why we are here to share our expertise on how to prevent water damage in your walls.

Water intrusion can occur for various reasons, such as plumbing leaks, roof leaks, or even natural disasters. Regardless of the source, it is essential to take immediate action to minimize the potential damage. Here are some practical tips to help you safeguard your walls from water damage:

1. Regularly Inspect Your Plumbing System: Plumbing leaks are one of the most common culprits of water damage. Routinely check your pipes, faucets, and water supply lines for any signs of leakage, such as dampness, discoloration, or mold growth. If you spot any issues, don't hesitate to call a professional plumber for repairs.

2. Maintain Your Roof: A well-maintained roof is your first line of defense against water intrusion. Regularly inspect your roof for missing or damaged shingles, cracked flashing, or any other signs of wear and tear. Promptly address any issues to prevent water from seeping into your walls and causing damage.

3. Keep Gutters and Downspouts Clear: Clogged gutters and downspouts can lead to water overflow, which can eventually find its way into your walls. Ensure that gutters are free of debris and properly attached. Direct downspouts away from your foundation to prevent water from pooling near your walls.

4. Seal Wall Penetrations: Any openings in your exterior walls, such as gaps around pipes, vents, or electrical conduits, can be potential entry points for water damage. Seal these penetrations with appropriate materials like caulk or foam to create a watertight barrier.

5. Monitor Indoor Humidity Levels: Excessive humidity can lead to condensation and moisture buildup, creating an ideal environment for mold growth and water damage. Use dehumidifiers in areas prone to high humidity, such as bathrooms, to maintain optimal moisture levels.

6. Act Quickly on Water Intrusion: If you notice signs of water intrusion, such as damp spots, musty odors, or peeling paint, don't delay in addressing the issue. Immediately investigate the source of the problem and take necessary steps to mitigate the water damage. Contact a professional restoration company like Restoration Pros for prompt and efficient assistance.

By following these preventive measures, you can significantly reduce the risk of water damage in your walls. However, in the unfortunate event that water intrusion occurs, it is crucial to have a trusted restoration partner by your side. At Restoration Pros, we are equipped with the knowledge, experience, and resources to handle any water damage restoration project.

With over 20 years of experience as Louisiana State Licensed Residential and Commercial Contractors, we have successfully restored countless properties to their original, pre-loss condition. Our team is available 24/7, ready to provide expert water extraction, drying, and complete repair services.


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Experience & Expertise

Our certified team has extensive experience, education and the expertise needed to clean up and restore any damage caused by water, fire, and mold

IICRC Certified Company

Every one of our service technicians has been trained and certified by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC).

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As Louisiana State Licensed Residential and Commercial Contractors, we can handle it all.

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Locally Owned & Operated

Restoration Pros is the foremost source for emergency restoration services in Lafayette. We've been serving our area for more than 8 years.

Veteran + Female Owned & Operated

Restoration Pros is a Veteran & Women owned and operated company built on strong principles that make your restoration process as stress free as possible.

We Work with all insurance providers

We'll walk through the process, from first to last steps, and help with your insurance company.

24/7 Emergency Service

Our local crew is ready when you need us, night or day, because disasters don't wait for office hours

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Our contractors are ready to immediately assess the damage to your commercial property and start a plan of action to get your property back to normal as quickly as possible

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