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Warren Restoration: Your Trusted Restoration Services Company for Unexpected Disasters in the Asheville, NC Area

Weather damage and other unexpected disasters can affect any homeowner. If you are worried about mold, water, fire, storms, wind damage or any other issue that has occurred on your property, give us a call us at Warren Restoration! Our family-owned business is ready and able to help you with all your disaster restoration needs, no matter what time of day or night it is! We offer disaster cleanup, biohazard and hoarding cleanup, and restoration services that are always focused on saving and restoring, rather than demolishing, whenever possible. To learn more about our emergency services and disaster cleanup and restoration assistance, please contact us today.

When it comes to water damage

Water damage isn’t something that any of us want! If you are a homeowner, it can be helpful to read this article even if you haven’t experienced water damage. We here at Warren Restoration like to help our customers be as prepared as possible, so we have compiled a list of four things we want you to know about water damage problems.

  1. Not all insurance for water damage is the same. There is water damage, and then there is flood damage. They are two completely different things. This can be confusing, but flood damage usually occurs from things like living in a flood zone, excessive rainwater or sewage backup, whereas water damage is caused by a burst pipe, washer overflowing, etc.
  2. There are different types of water. When it comes to water damage, did you know that there are different types of water? Most insurance and damage control companies will rate your water into 3 categories: clean water, water that can contain bacteria, and water that is highly contaminated.
  3. Water damage needs immediate attention. No matter what type of water damage you have, it needs immediate attention. Mold can start growing within 24-48 hours after water exposure, so time is of the essence!
  4. Your insurance company needs to know. The first call you make after discovering your water damage should be to cleanup and damage restoration experts. The second needs to be to your insurance company.

If you are the victim of water damage in any way or form, please contact us here at Warren Restoration immediately.

flooding can be damaging and problematic

Flooding is something that no one wants to happen to their home. Even if the flooding is minimal from rainwater or from an indoor water source, flooding can be damaging and problematic. Here at Warren Restoration, we help with flooding issues often, and we have seen that there are more issues than just water damage when it comes to flooding– especially if the flood isn’t taken care of immediately. Here are just a few hidden damages you should watch out for if you have recently been the victim of flooding.

  • Mold. Mold and flooding problems, sadly, go hand in hand! Mold loves to grow, and it needs moisture in order to do so. If your property is not dry, it doesn’t matter which materials are damp– they can start to mold.
  • Higher Risk of Fires. During a flood, if the water level is high enough, it can short circuits in appliances and mess with the electrical outlets. This increases your risk of fires due to appliance wiring malfunctioning.
  • Exposure of Contaminants. If your flood waters came from the outside of the property, such as rainwater, then you are at an increased risk of contamination and exposure to bacterium. Rainwater runs along collecting pesticides, germs and even sewage if the sewers back up, so all of these substances can be located in flood waters.
  • Increased Pest Problems. Did you know that termites and carpenter ants prefer soft wood? Moist wood after flood waters is particularly soft and easy to chew through, making it an easy target for pests like these.

In order to prevent issues like these ones, be sure to contact us immediately after flooding problems for the best results.

Preventing Water Damage When You're Away

When you plan to leave your home for several days, you should learn how to prevent water damage to the structure while you are away. There are several types of problems that can lead to having water in a building, causing extensive problems. Some of the situations that can occur while you are away from your home include:

  • Bursting water pipes – tends to happen during the winter
  • Natural floods – from overflowing rivers or lakes
  • Sewage backups – leading to moisture and sewage damage
  • Water heater leaks – from an old and degraded water heater
  • Flooding from plumbing fixtures – caused by old sinks, bathtubs or toilets
  • Storm damage – caused by rooftop leaks after heavy rainstorms

Before you leave home for an extended amount of time, make sure to avoid any water damage by performing these tasks.

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When You Can Claim Water Damage On Your Home Insurance Policy

Water damages are one of the biggest reasons no homeowner should skimp on good coverage. Whether it’s from a busted pipe, broken septic system or a flood, water damage is one of the most crucial forms of coverage on a home insurance policy.

Although water damages are one of the most common claims, knowing what classifies as eligible damage can be tricky. In fact, there are many instances where a homeowner may want to claim water damages but cannot receive compensation.

Read on to learn more about how home insurance providers define water damages, what types of water damages you can claim and how to get covered in the event your property is affected.

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If you see a water stain on your ceiling, it is likely because of a leak coming from a heating appliance, your roof, or a part of the plumbing system. It may have seeped through the ceiling and then evaporated, leaving the discolored patch of mineral deposits. Warren Restoration is interested in helping clients do some detective work and find the source of the leak.

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A Dependable Roofing System

Roofing systems are never permanent. If you want to enjoy maximum ease and comfort, you should aim to replace your roofing system at home in intervals of two full decades or so. You shouldn’t ever brush replacement off, either. Failure to address a roofing system that’s past its expiration date may lead to all sorts of headaches for you. It can help to take note of any and all indications that your roof may be due for complete replacement service.

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You would be surprised at how the many pollutants found in your home can be the root of your allergic reaction. It isn’t just outdoor irritants, such as pollen, that can cause allergies. Your home often contains a concentrated amount of particles that can cause an allergic reaction to occur.

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When Will Insurance Cover Mold Damage?

Restoration companies are often asked whether or not their insurance covers mold damage in their home. The answer typically depends on how the mold or water damage got there in the first place. Read on to learn more about what you can expect if you are dealing with either issue.

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