Sometimes people mistakenly think that because they live in a dry climate that there is no chance of their home flooding. Nothing is further from the truth. All homes have hidden flooding dangers that can occur, wreaking havoc on the house's contents and its occupants. If left unchecked, water damage from interior flooding can make your home unsafe structurally and even affect interior air quality. That's why it's important to have an experienced company like American Restoration Water and Fire, LLC, clean the damage and perform flood restoration work.
Heavy sudden rains are a reality for home and business owners in the New Mexico. As monsoon season approaches, it is especially important to stay up to date with local weather forecasts and predictions. American Restoration Water and Fire, LLC believes it’s important that all family members and all business employees are aware of evacuation plans and have access to disaster supply kits.
Many advance weather warnings will be initiated throughout the state of New Mexico this monsoon season—American Restoration Water and Fire, LLC believes it is important to your safety to understand the differences between the levels of concern related to your weather safety.
For people who’ve experienced a fire in their home, the initial cleanup of soot and water can be only the beginning. On top of the devastation of possibly losing irreplaceable personal items and memorabilia, the process of getting the home back in living order can be filled with difficulties.
As the weather changes, and cool temps and rain begin to move into New Mexico once again, it’s important to protect your most precious possession—your home. American Restoration Water and Fire, LLC recommends some common checks you can do to reduce the risk of expensive repairs to your home.
First, make sure to inspect your roof for leaks. If safe and available, go into your attic with a flashlight and see if you can determine if there have been previous leaks. Some of the signs may be: stained or discolored wood around roof penetrations; discolored wood or insulation in other parts of the roof; stained and sagging insulation; or, the presence of any type of mold-looking residue.
We touch on health risks of mold quite often in our American Restoration Water and Fire, LLC blogs—and for a good reason. No single element that we encounter in any cleanup or call more is the presence of mold. And, homeowner concern is out there. Our online advertising efforts show searches for mold-related home issues in 2015 cleared over 18,000 searches in New Mexico alone.
So, how do you know just how safe you are with water damage? American Restoration Water and Fire, LLC can tell you—based on their Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) training, certification, and knowledge.