Posted Sun, Sep 16, 2018
Last week, our team got a flood call for a basement with water damage in Hometown. It didn't take long to see why the basement was flooding, so we got right to work. The homeowner was trying to fix leaks in the basement on their own, so they could save money. Having water damage in your basement really sucks. Therefore, it behooves you to do a home inspection prior to buying a home with a basement. This homeowner is learning the hard way that foundation issues in basements can be a nightmare.
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Here are some tips to help you avoid water damage in your Hometown home:
1.) regular maintenance on your plumbing and roof
2.) replacing your sump pump every 2-4 years
3.) do not buy the cheap sump pumps
4.) rodding your drains and sewer pipe every year, or so depending on your conditions
5.) avoid flushing baby wipes, paper towels, and feminine products
6.) check your windows, door jams, and foundations for signs of water damage frequently
7.) regularly inspect gutters, downspouts, and window wells to make sure there is no blockage and proper draining
8.) check the backs of appliances and look at the plumbing, or water supply lines to check for leaks and corrosion
9.) make sure windows and doors are closed when it is raining especially those leading to the basement
10.) run a slow drip through your plumbing supply lines and into the drains during the winter to keep water moving, so as to prevent freezing of the pipes
11.) keep your cabinet doors on outside walls that have plumbing supply lines in them open during the winter a little bit, because they can freeze even if the room is 70 degrees. Drafts and poor insulation can lead to plumbing supply lines freezing enough to break in an otherwise warm room.
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Facts about water damage in Hometown:
1.) The average water damage restoration job in Hometown, Illinois costs in excess of $1,000.00.
2.) Plumbing supply line system failures are one of the leading causes of water damage in Hometown, Illinois.
3.) Sewer backups in Hometown, Illinois tend to happen to everyone with a basement especially those on the corner of the block and those with a lot of things on the do not flush list regularly going down the drains.
4.) Older homes tend to have more water damage issues especially with shower pans and drains going bad due to time and the use of harsh cleaning supplies.
5.) Water heaters tend to break within the first fifteen years and the chances of a water heater failing increases dramatically after 5 years.
6.) Homes over 30 years of age are way more likely to have issues with their sewer drains and plumbing supply lines.
7.) How fast you attend to water damage has a direct impact on how much damage can be averted.
8.) sewage backup and other water damage expenses go up in finished basements.
Mold in Hometown, IL
We got a call to go look at mold in Hometown, IL a few weeks ago and I want to share this picture below. The mold was due to a leaky shower drain upstairs. It was growing worse over months, so the tenant finally decided to let the landlord know about it. The mess between the downstairs ceiling and the unit upstairs was crazy.
There was a plastic tarp running across the ceiling above the insulation, so water from the tub was sitting there for a very long time. The tarp fell through the ceiling as soon began to remove the drywall, so there was a lot of really nasty water raining down. Luckily, we also know how to pick up water damage, but it was a surprise for sure. Make sure to take mold serious due to the many effects mold can have on you.
Read this article on the health effects of black mold
for more info.
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This home in Hometown had water damage due to a backup in the sewer system. The sump pump was unable to keep up due to the amount of water it had to deal with. It was bad timing mixed with a little bad luck, so it felt great to help them get back to normal.
We got there within an hour of the phone call, so the water damage was able to get clean up quick. Give us a call if you have basement flooding or other water damage in Hometown at (866) 575-5814