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Possible Causes for Water Damage in Moorhead

11/11/2020 (Permalink)

bathroom pipe U bend with a leak Water damage can strike anytime. Know who to call, SERVPRO of Moorhead.

Causes & Categories of Water Damage in Moorhead:

An old poem has the line, “water, water, everywhere”. When you need to say this in your home or office, you know there is trouble. You may be looking at water damage. There are several different possible causes of water damage in Moorhead.

Causes can include:

  • Leaky dishwashers or washing machines
  • Clogged pipes
  • Leaking roofs
  • Broken toilet pipes
  • Heavy rain
  • Snow or ice

The amount of water damage depends on the amount of water and on the cause of the damage. 

It is also important to start cleanup as soon as possible. The longer your home or business is water-logged, the more damage.

Categories of Water Damage in Moorhead:

  1. Clean water. It might come from an overflowing sink or a broken appliance. The water does not pose a threat to people. Keep in mind that any water will become contaminated after it stops flowing.
  2. Gray water. This water is contaminated from the get-go. It comes from broken toilets or sump pumps. It might not look dirty, or it might be brown.
  3. Black water. Like gray water, it might not look dirty. One major source of black water is broken sewage pipes. Another source is any water that has been standing still. 

SERVPRO of Moorhead is Independently Owned and Operated.

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Links:

http://www.thewaterpage.com/water-damage-effects.htm

Water Damage in Dilworth?

11/2/2020 (Permalink)

A wall has been opened, exposing a broken sewage pipe and corroded plumbing pipes. We respond to water damage emergencies 24 hours a day in Moorhead!

Basement Blues

Remodeling a home exposes all kinds of surprises. When we decided to update our basement in our Dilworth home and make it more usable, we uncovered hidden water damage caused by broken sewage pipes and other corroded plumbing pipes. The plumber removed the damaged pipes and replaced them with new pipes, but we were left with bad smelling, stained drywall, and a big hole in the wall where the pipes had been pulled out and replaced.

We called SERVPRO® of Moorhead because they have been restoring water damage in the Moorhead area for years, and they have a team of highly trained technicians on call 24 hours a day, every day. They came out and removed the damaged drywall, reinsulated the wall and pipes, replaced the drywall, and taped and mudded the seams, and painted. Then they cleaned, deodorized, and sanitized the area. By the time they were through, you couldn’t tell where the damage was.

Call Us Today!

SERVPRO® of Moorhead has the training and experience to safely restore water damage emergencies of all kinds. We can even help you with the insurance paperwork and process. Call us today at 218-236-7447. We will clean and restore your property damage in Dilworth, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO® of Moorhead is Independently Owned and Operated.

Hidden Water Damage in Moorhead?

10/13/2020 (Permalink)

A water-damaged ceiling is shown with cracked paint and soggy drywall. We are Moorhead’s trusted water restoration specialists.

Water Condensation Caused This?

One morning I looked up at my ceiling in Barnesville and saw a soggy mess! I wasn’t sure what could be causing the water leaking above as there were no pipes or plumbing in that area of the house. I called SERVPRO® of Moorhead, and they came out quickly to assess and repair the damage.

My air conditioner unit had a clogged condensate drain line! (Who knew that this was even a thing?) I also found out that I’m not supposed to run the air conditioner while there are open windows in the house as this will cause water condensation in the air conditioning unit, which can spill off of the drain pan and cause water damage to happen.

Thankfully the water restoration technicians were able to repair and restore the damage to my ceiling, and by the time the repairs were completed a couple of days later, you couldn’t tell there had ever been water damage at all.

Call Us Today!

Water damage can happen at any time in Barnesville, and when it does, SERVPRO® of Moorhead is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 218-236-7447. We’ll clean and restore your water damage, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO® of Moorhead is Independently Owned and Operated.

Staying Healthy around Standing Water in Moorhead

10/1/2020 (Permalink)

home with flood waters in front When water damage strikes trust SERVPRO of Moorhead.

Staying Healthy Around Standing Water in Moorhead:

Standing water of any kind in Moorhead can be a powerful source of disease. Floods can be worse due to the amount of water involved. Even small puddles can pose a risk. 

Different kinds of debris can be found in floodwaters such as dead animals, rotted plants, and sewage, to name a few. If you have water damage inside your home, watch for debris in the home as well to include rotted food and electrical problems. 

Viruses and bacteria can cause illnesses. To reduce your chances of catching something, SERVPRO of Moorhead suggests:

  • Washing dirty clothes and towels in hot water. Use bleach if possible
  • Remember that you can shake hands with an infected person and get infected. 
  • Do not allow children to play in the flood water
  • Wash children’s hands before meals
  • Disinfect toys before letting children play with them
  • Use bleach or other disinfectants on hard surfaces
  • Keep your hands washed

Cuts and rashes can become infected. Protect yourself and others in Moorhead:

  • Avoid floodwaters if you have an open rash or a cut
  • Clean cuts or rashes. Cover them with a waterproof bandage
  • Clean cuts with soap and clean water
  • If a cut becomes red, swollen, or is oozing, get medical attention

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Links:

https://www.cdc.gov/healthywater/emergency/extreme-weather/floods-standingwater.html