What’s the most destructive force on Earth? The whipping winds of a tornado? The searing flames of a wildfire?
Devastating though both may be, they’re not as common – nor as damaging – as water. From the burst pipes caused by extreme cold, to the flooding that destroys basements, water damage in Northridge doesn’t discriminate. In fact, over the past 10 years, all 50 states have experienced some type of flooding, such as flash or overland, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency. And over that same period, eight of the 10 states that have witnessed the highest number of floods are located inland, including Nebraska, Iowa and Missouri, a report from Pew Charitable Trusts found.
This helps explain why more homeowners insurance claims are filed due to water damage in Northridge than any other peril, based on statistics from the Insurance Information Institute.
Thanks to water damage restoration services, however, water damage emergencies have met their match. Blackmon Mooring & BMS CAT specialize in cleaning and restoration services that eliminate present standing water, and strive to prevent further damage from developing.
Flooding, a burst or broken pipe, a leak in the ceiling – these are some of the obvious indications that your home requires restoration professionals. But some may not be as plain to see. Case in point: mold. Wherever there are significant amounts of moisture, mold will almost invariably follow. In small quantities, mold is relatively harmless. But when it builds on the walls or in darkened recesses of your home, mold can lead to adverse health effects, such as asthma attacks, coughing and respiratory illness, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Mold removal and remediation is one of the many signature services Blackmon Mooring & BMS CAT provide as part of water damage restoration.
Peeling walls, warped flooring and persistent unusual odors are a few other classic indications that water damage repair in Northridge may be necessary.
When water pools in the kitchen or living room due to a broken appliance, you might think that all you need is a mop and a call to the mechanic to remedy the situation, right? But, when it comes to water damage, the extent of damage might not be visible. Depending in the flooring type, leakage may have fallen between the crevices. This can be hard to detect, and even more difficult to rectify if it’s been ongoing. By the time it is identified, the damage may have already been done. Blackmon Mooring & BMS CAT can help pinpoint affected areas and implement the proper corrective measures to prevent further damage through disinfecting, sterilizing, sanitizing and other necessary proprietary treatments.
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