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In 2011 alone, over 20% of property-damage insurance claims were due to water damage. Beyond the inconvenience of flooding, water damage can cause of number of hazards to your health, and your home or office. Much of the immediate damage can go undetected for a long time, and if left not fixed, will only cost more in the long run.

There are several different major causes of water damage:

Bad Piping

Whether it’s in the bathroom, your dishwasher, or other plumbing throughout the house that has corroded over time, leaks caused by bad piping are one of the leading causes of flooding in homes and offices. These can be extra dangerous because of the contaminated water that they often contain.

Cracks in the Roof or Foundation

Leaks caused by damaged roofs or foundations can cause flooding over time that will initially go undetected. This can be dangerous because of the extra damage that is being done to the structure of the home or office.

Inclement Weather

Often the most unpredictable and catastrophic cause of water damage is bad weather. This can lead to extensive flooding and more widespread damage throughout.

All of these different causes can lead to further damage in the home, such as wood-rot, rusting and corrosion of piping and other metals, discoloration, carpet and upholstery damage, and mold. Many of these can go unnoticed for longer periods of time, which is why we recommend that you immediately call the professionals at Ritz Restoration, and we’ll come right over to assess the damage.

The Restoration Process

Water restoration is a cumbersome task, and needs to be done by trained, certified professionals to prevent even further damage to your home or office. At Ritz Restoration, our professionals are on call 24/7 to respond to your crisis when you need it. We’ll come over and do an inspection to detect not only what kind of damage has been done, but also the exact nature of your situation and how to keep you safe.

Classes and Categories

Not all water is the same. If you’re lucky, you may have a Class 3, Category 1 flood, which means that you have clean water in a quick-drying place. But many times, water from bad pipes or the outdoors can be contaminated, and leak into parts of your house that will dry very slowly. What’s worse is that there may be areas of the flood that have been affected by electrical wiring in your house.

Keep your family and your employees safe: allow our professionals to come in, assess the situation, and use our state-of-the-art technology to repair your water-damaged home or office fast. Call Ritz Restoration, and we’ll start getting you back to normal today.