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A Breakdown Of Good And Bad Water In The Home

Aug 4, 2008
On one hand we absolutely must have water in the house. On the other hand, the last thing we want is water in the house. It is a catch twenty two situation in some cases. There is good water and then there is bad water. The good water would be that which runs through our plumbing that provides us with water to drink, bath, cook, and clean in the home. Bad water is when it suddenly comes flooding in from somewhere such as broken plumbing or from a natural disaster.

Either one of these bearers of bad water is something that a home owner is never really prepared for. About the only thing you can do to reduce the risk of plumbing disasters is to conduct regular inspections and maintenance. Being prepared for the wrath of Mother Nature is a different story entirely. Sometimes no matter how much warning you might have beforehand about a risk of flooding, once it has begun there is usually nothing that can be done to stop it.

When and if your home does sustain damage from flooding, depending on which kind you get will determine how the situation should be handled. If you have flooding due to a break in plumbing, a water damage expert might have an easier less complicated ordeal when it comes to clean up and repair. This is because the water that caused the flooding is more likely to be clean and this means there could be less sanitizing involved when repairing the home. When water is clean and floods the home, it is usually not filled with contamination from sewage and chemicals.

When floods are caused from rivers, torrential rainfalls, and the like, the water that comes into the home is usually polluted and must be cleaned up first then the home sanitized thoroughly anywhere the water was. Mold is always a potential threat in either kind of home flooding. It is more expected from a natural disaster flood because it can take days or longer for the water to recede before clean up can begin. This gives mold the opportunity it needs to take hold and spread.

Mold is still a threat even from plumbing break flooding if the water is not dried out thoroughly and quickly. This is why having a water damage expert might be necessary even for this type of small flood. If your home is not dried completely, mold could develop. Water damage experts will have the proper equipment necessary to reduce the risk of mold development significantly.

Never underestimate the damage that can result even from small floods. If your insurance policy covers damage from both natural disaster flooding and from plumbing breaks, use a water damage specialists to make sure your home is cleaned and repaired as well as it should be to make repairs correctly and as quickly as possible..
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