Water Damage Restoration Causes, Tips and Advice for Atlanta Residents

February 21, 2014 by  
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English: Atlanta Metro (MARTA), station Peacht...

English: Atlanta Metro (MARTA), station Peachtree Center in Downtown Atlanta, Georgia (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Water Damage Restoration Causes, Tips and Advice for Atlanta Residents

By Bill Smith

Have you ever been confronted with water in the basement or pouring in from your walls or roof?  If you have, then you know how devastating it can be, and downright scary as well.  Water is one of the most powerful elements around, and its strength make it a great nuisance to get rid of.  Water Damage goes far beyond the standing water that is easily visible to the naked eye, the real issue comes with the water that has seeped into crawl spaces, or that has dampened important structural elements of the home, or that has even come to rest behind walls or under floors where mold and mildew will soon set in.  Unfortunately, many homeowners in the Atlanta Metro area only concern themselves with the puddle they can spot easily, and because of this they grab a wet dry vac, suck it up, and believe the danger and damage is gone.  This is a common mistake that will lead to long term expensive issues like the need to tear up floors, tear down dry wall, or rebuild entire sections of a residence – all of which could have been easily prevented by calling a certified restoration company to come do a free assessment.  So now that we have covered why DIY isn’t always the best solution, what should you do if you encounter water in your home?

Immediate Steps:

1)      If the water is flowing from a controllable source like a toilet or sink, cut off the water

2)     Make sure you remove all furniture and personal belongings quickly from affected area

3)     Remove standing water as best you can

4)     Call an IICRC certified firm ASAP to get them onsite to mitigate the damage and do a full assessment

Many of the restoration  firms in Atlanta only do water damage, or fire damage, or only do the clean up, but at Advanced PRS of Atlanta, we specialize in everything from emergency response to entire home rebuilds!  We truly are a one stop shop for all of your restoration needs.  We have drywall contractors, electricians, plumbers, flooring companies, and rapid response water damage emergency crews based locally that can be on site and help your family in as little as 30 minutes, day or night, 365 days a year.  We are a licensed General contractor and have restored many homes and businesses in the Atlanta Metro Area over the last 20 years.

We at Advanced PRS of Atlanta are here to help.  We hope that the information above is found to be useful should you ever have the misfortune of encountering water, fire, or storm damage in the metro area.  If you do, don’t fret, our teams of experience industry professionals are here to put you on the road to recovery quickly, affordably, and properly.  Feel free to give us a call @ (678)733-9797 if you have any questions or visit http://www.advancedprsofatlanta.com for info.

By, Bill Smith

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