ServiceMaster Restore

ServiceMaster Restore

October 31, 2011 06:00 ET

ServiceMaster Restore: Don't Let Water Damage Drown You Out!

MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 31, 2011) - As winter arrives so does the threat of seasonal water damage, which is why it's good to keep in mind your home's exterior seasonal maintenance needs. The leaves will be falling, and, chances are, the leaves and other debris will be landing in your gutters! It's important to ensure that water can flow freely into and out of your roof drainage system. If your eaves troughs are clogged, they won't be able to do their job properly, and thus create significant water damage in your home.

Gutters serve to work with your roofing system to keep water off the roof, and away from the home. If the water sits on your roof, or close to your home, it can easily penetrate your building's structure causing water damage to the structure and your valuable contents. If these hazards are left unattended, water damage and moisture infiltration can cause materials to rot or create mold spores that might not be immediately visible. The health consequences of mold developing can be dire, especially in this time of increasing allergies and sensitivities.

What can I do to help prevent water damage while maintaining my gutters?

The downspouts on your gutter system play an important role in preventing water damage and keeping water away from your home's foundation. Gutters must be clear to release the water and take the water sufficiently away from the home to prevent the possibility of the water damage or water backing up on the roof, seeping through the facade or into your foundation walls and creating a wet basement. Many home insurance policies do not cover damage caused by seepage, so it is important to do all you can to identify potential water damage hazards, and maintain your home to prevent flood damage from occurring. By following these four essential steps, you can ensure your home won't fall victim to seasonal water damage.

  1. Ensure gutters are properly and professionally installed
  2. Ensure your gutters are in good repair, maintained and securely fastened
  3. Downspouts must be directed away from house, or into your weeping tile system
  4. Quickly identify if there are any blockages or overflows of your downspouts and gutters

It is as critical to identify the source of the water and correct the problem, as it is to ensure the water damage is properly restored. Proper use of specialized equipment, monitoring tools and testing, will assist our technicians in making the right drying decisions.

Water Damage getting out of control? ServiceMaster Restore has relief.

Fast action regarding water damage is imperative to reduce suffering and save money for you and/or your insurance company. The primary purpose of the emergency service is to "preserve, protect and secure the property from further damage." Water damage claims increase substantially if prompt action does not mitigate and contain the damage. The professionals at ServiceMaster Restore are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to respond to water damage in your home, mitigate the problem and prevent further water damage from continuing. We have certified emergency personal who are prepared to respond to water damage situations and restore your home with minimal disruption to you and your family.

Aside from water damage cleanup and flood damage restoration, ServiceMaster Restore also provides these emergency restoration services:

Disaster recovery services

Disaster restoration services

Smoke damage restoration

Fire damage restoration

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