Faced with a flood in Hastings home or business, there can be a lot of confusion on your part. It’s usually a new experience and because your insurance company usually gets involved to pay the bill, it introduces a third party into the equation. One thing that confuses people is whether or not they have to use the Galesburg plumber or Galesburg flood service company their insurance adjuster recommends. Here is the short answer: Absolutely not, it is your choice.
Like any other service, you have choices when it comes to cleaning up a flooddamaged property, it’s important that you’re 100% comfortable with the company you choose to do the work! Bailtek can recommend a professional Galesburg plumber.
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Common places where water damage comes from:
- Roof: Inspect roof and repair or replace shingles around any area that allows water to penetrate the roof sheathing. Leaks are common around chimneys, plumbing vents and attic vents. Keep in mind the water often runs along an attic floors, rafters, or a truss before coming through the ceiling.
- Foundation and exterior walls: Look for and seal any cracks and holes in external walls, joints and foundations. Examine closely any locations where piping or wiring extends through the outside walls and fill cracks with sealant.
- Plumbing: Check for leaking faucets, pipes sweating or dripping, clogged drains and faulty water drainage systems. Inspect washing machine hoses and refrigerator lines for bulges, cracks or wetness. Inspect the water heater for signs of rust or water on the floor. Call a licensed Galesburg plumber to repair plumbing and water heaters.
- Windows and doors: Examine windows and doors, especially near the corners. Check for peeling or bubbled paint, which can be a sign of water getting into the wood. Inspect for discolorations in paint or caulking as well as swelling in windows, doorframes and surrounding materials.
Rainwater Flood Galesburg
Torrential rainwater can overwhelm Galesburg drains, resulting in a sewer system or sump pump’s ability to handle the water runoff. The next thing you know, you have raw sewage backing up into your drains, overflowing toilets and bathtubs, or flooding your basement with sewage. A sewer backup can cause significant damage to your home, causing thousands of dollars in damage to floors, walls, furniture carpeting and electrical systems, as well as pose a major health hazard.
No problem. You’ve got insurance, right? Not so fast, most sewer system backups are not covered under a typical homeowners insurance policy, nor are they covered by flood insurance. Don’t let a bad situation become worse, hire the right local Galesburg restoration company to restore your home after a flood. Bailtek 24 hours a day!