WATER DAMAGE FROM CLOGGED GUTTERS
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Clogged Gutters Water Damage Restoration Services
Clogged gutters often result from debris like leaves, twigs and roofing material blocking the flow of rain water through the gutter and the downspouts. Most gutter systems last about 20 years. The purpose of a gutter system is to direct water off the roof and away from the foundation. Obstructions can cause rain water to flow in unwanted directions and/or stay too close to your building ultimately causing foundation water damage, wet basement, wall and ceiling damage and water-logged flooring. Additionally, wood rot can result if clogged gutters cause water to remain in contact with the wood trim, fascia or siding.
If possible, stop the water overflowing the gutters. Trying to cleanup clogged gutter water in the basement is difficult when the rain water continues to pour in! You might need to clean the clogged gutter or add downspouts that direct water away from the building. Long-term landscape grading might be necessary to direct the flow of rain water away from the building to prevent further water damage.
Quickly soak up water leaking from gutter into the house. As soon as you notice water coming through the foundation, you will want to extract standing water. If you caught the problem early and there is only a small amount of water, towels or a mop can be used to soak it standing water. Water extraction equipment - like a wet vac - and air movers (fans) will likely be necessary to ensure all the moisture from the water leak in foundation is removed. Dehumidifiers will accelerate the drying process.
If you have more than one inch of water from Denver clogged gutters, you may need professional assistance. Abbotts can be on-site within 60 minutes.
Selecting a Denver Water Damage Restoration Company
Water damage caused by clogged gutters can be expensive to fix. Water overflowing gutters can result in water leaks inside your home resulting in wet basement, foundation damage, wall and ceiling damage, water logged contents and even insect infestation. Additionally, rain water may have contaminants that accelerate the growth of hazardous mold.
The sooner the water overflowing gutters is dried, cleaned and restored, the lower your risk for hazardous mold growth. A good water damage restoration company will offer immediate response 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Find a Professional Water Damage Restoration Company
A reputable water damage restoration company will do the best work, saving you from having to spend money on equipment and supplies to clean up the water leaking from gutter into house. They will also save you additional money on expensive repairs down the road if not thoroughly dried. Look for a water damage restoration company that offers free inspections and detailed estimates using industry-specific estimating software, too.
Hiring a professional and reputable water damage restoration company will save you money in the long-run.
A water damage cleanup company that offers a wide range of water restoration services is going to be preferable compared to a company that offers fewer services. This is the easiest way to determine general expertise. A company with many options is more likely to have had training in all of the different options.
Look for a water cleanup services company who is highly regarded and has a solid reputation. While word of mouth is still one of the best indicators, online reviews are great option to locate quality water damage cleanup and restoration professionals. A quick check with the Better Business Bureau is always a good idea, too.
The water damage restoration process can be complicated. Standing water, humidity, contaminants, and mold growth are all considerations when developing a water damage restoration response plan.
- Detailed inspection of exterior gutter system and water damage from clogged gutters
- High-tech infrared cameras and moisture meters determine extent of water damage from standing water in gutter and water overflowing gutters
- Water extraction, drying systems and dehumidification units are put into place
- Additional water damage cleanup including decontamination, anti-microbials and sanitizers
After water damage mitigation is complete, drywall and carpet may need to be replaced, ceilings and walls may need to patched and painted. Detailed estimates are prepared for the reconstruction and restoration to get you back to normal quickly.