Faced with water damage in Kalamazoo, 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 for the bill, it introduces a third party into the equation unlike other home service you might get. One thing that confuses people is whether or not they have to use the Kalamazoo plumber or Kalamazoo water damage restoration 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 repairing a water damaged property, it’s even more important that you’re 100% comfortable with the company you choose to do the work! Bailtek can recommend a professional plumber. At Bailtek Carpet Cleaning & Water Damage, we work for YOU!
Common places where water damage comes from:
- Plumbing: Check for leaking faucets, dripping or “sweating” pipes, 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 Kalamazoo plumber to repair plumbing and water heaters.
- Windows and doors: Check for leaks around your windows and doors, especially near the corners. Check for peeling 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.
- Roof: Repair or replace shingles around any area which 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: 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.
Rainwater Flood Kalamazoo
Torrential rainwater inundates your Kalamazoo neighborhood, overwhelming your sewer system or your 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 tubs or flooding your basement. A sewer backup can do a real number on 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 restoration company to restore your home after a flood. It is one of the biggest decisions you will make. Make it a good one, choose Bailtek 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.