Recent Water Damage Posts
Preventing water loss in your pool
Exposure to intense heat, wind, and low humidity can all cause you to suffer water loss in your backyard or commercial swimming pool. This can be very costly and disappointing when you are looking to cool off during the harsh summer months. There are several ways you can combat evaporation of water from your pool.
- Use a Pool Cover: Pool covers are the best way to prevent water loss because they will reduce evaporation by 95%. Additionally, they will decrease chemical consumption and cleaning time.
- Turn off Your Water Features: fountains, slides, and sprayers all leave much more water exposed to the air causing rapid evaporation. When these features are not being used, remember to turn them off.
- Install Windbreakers: creating barriers to protect against wind (e.g. panels, fences, shrubs) will also protect your pool against excess evaporation.
Implementing these tips will save you money, energy, and water while still letting you enjoy the benefits of your pool!
Flooding in Saline County
Thursday, April 18, 2019 was a very busy day for our SERVPRO crew. Rain in Saline County caused water damage and flooding throughout the area. Our team was called out to several home that had roof damage and rain was pouring inside homes. We also were called out to extract water from flood damaged homes.
Our team worked long hours and showed compassion and sincere concern for our customers because at SERVPRO we truly care and love what we do. We understand that these circumstances can be very tragic and we are here to help.
We have received many testimonials and comments about our outstanding crew members. So if you or your family suffer from a disaster, big or small, and you are looking for a company that genuinely cares, give us a call at 501-776-2222.
Sewage Damage to your home or business
SERVPRO of Saline County's technicians are trained and experienced in all levels of water mitigation. But, that doesn't always mean clean water. That also means "category 3" water. "Category 3" is described as unclean water. This may include flood water and sometimes sewage water. Flood and sewage water should be handled and treated by a trained technician.
SERVPRO of Saline County has the equipment to extract the water and materials, apply a disinfectant and remove porous materials that have been affected. This includes but is not limited to, carpet and pad, sheet rock and baseboards, and hardwood or laminate flooring. We will then take appropriate measures to dry all other materials and monitor the progress daily. We will then treat and disinfect so you can rebuild and get back to normal.
So, when your home or business is affected by unsanitary water, give us a call at 501-776-2222
Winter Weather Tips
Winter weather can wreak havoc on your home. Some of these damages can come from accumulation of snow on your roof or damage from ice. Here are a few solutions to help you protect your home from winter weather.
- Protect your pipes-As we all know water expands when it freezes. If there is water inside your pipes, when temperatures get too low, it can cause the water inside to expand and your pipes will burst or crack. Here are a few tips to prevent your pipes from bursting.
- Drain water from outdoor sprinklers and faucets.
- Disconnect outdoor hoses and use foam insulators to cover the faucets.
- If you have water pipes that run through unheated areas of your home, protect those pipes with insulation.
- Protect your roof from ice dams-Ice dams form from heat escaping through your roof and melts snow that has formed there. This melted snow then travels to the edge of your roof and refreezes. When the ice dam melts, the water doesn’t have anywhere to drain so it can cause a leak in your roof. There are simple easy steps to protect your roof and prevent ice dams from forming.
- Clean your gutters and downspouts. This allows water to continue to flow throughout the winter.
- Seal areas that may allow warm are to leak to your attic. Some of these areas may be, vent pipes, exhaust fans, chimneys, attic hatches, and light fixtures.
If you experience damage from winter weather, SERVPRO of Saline County is here to help. We are available 24/7 and our experienced team is ready when disaster strikes.