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Water damage is a common occurrence that can happen to just about anyone. Just like fire damage, smoke damage, and air pollution, this circumstance is an emergency deserving of immediate attention. That’s why our team of West Jordan water damage repair experts is available to help 24 hours a day.

Whether it’s a flood, a leaking ceiling, a broken faucet, a sewage backup, or anything that might require water damage services, our blog and company are here to help. Below, you can find a list of frequently asked emergency questions and common water-related predicaments along with top tips from our experts. If you can’t find the fix that best fits your situation, simply use this form to briefly describe what’s going on and we will respond with timely assistance.

1. What is water damage repair?

Water damage repair sometimes referred to as water damage restoration is the process of inspecting, assessing and repairing water damage. The end goal is to restore your home back to its original condition. Here at Rainfire Restoration, we set an even higher standard. We make it our mission to bring your home’s interior to its true potential, making it a sight to behold.

2. How can you tell if a house has water damage?

Water damage can be difficult to spot in a house. Some telltale signs include:

  • Stains on the walls, ceilings, or floors
  • Pipe corrosion
  • Warped wood
  • Mold
  • Mildew
  • Lingering “damp” odor
  • Leaky gutters
  • Cracked roof
  • Leaking appliances such as washing machines and refrigerators

Often, by the time damage is visible within the home, it is already an emergency situation. If you have suffered from any of the following conditions and you are located in the 801 area code (West Jordan, Salt Lake City and surrounding Utah areas) call us at (385) 336-7246:

  • Flood
  • Sewage backup
  • Leaking pipes
  • Natural disaster
  • Moldy basement or attic
  • Malfunctioning air conditioner or ventilation system

3.What are some common water-related predicaments?

Mold is one of the most common after effects of water damage. Mold spores are often invisible to the naked eye but they can cause illness, allergic reactions, and asthmatic conditions. Infants and individuals who already suffer from chronic lung disease are the most at risk for respiratory problems due to mold exposure, but exposure to toxic mold isn’t safe for anyone. Other, less talked about, water-related issues that can negatively impact your quality of life are as follows:

  • Collapsing building structure
  • Irreparable property damage
  • Electrical hazards
  • Exposure to infections and diseases
  • Attracting snakes and/or insects to the home
  • Grey water intrusion
  • Dilapidating furniture
  • Decreased indoor air quality

As you can see, the devastating after-effects of water damage make water removal a pivotal and immediate necessity.

4. How much does water damage cleanup cost?

The average business price for water removal and restoration depends on a wide variety of factors. Size and location of the property play a huge role in pricing. You will also want to carefully review your UT homeowner’s insurance policy and privacy policy to find out what is and isn’t covered as of 2017. If you’re thinking about undertaking the job yourself, remember to calculate the price of cleaning equipment and the price you might pay if you make a mistake.

Since water damage is an incredibly time-sensitive condition, consulting a professional before taking matters into your own hands is advisable. You might be surprised to find that doing things this way is almost always less expensive, particularly if you use your insurance policy.

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5. Do I need a permit to repair water damage?

The shortest answer to this question is no. The Department of Building Codes and Inspections does not require homeowners or professionals to obtain a permit in order to make repairs; however, this safeguard is strongly recommended. It is in your best interest to obtain a permit prior to making any restoration or remediation in the home because this is the safest way to perform the task. Likewise, it is also in your best interest to hire a professional with the proper certifications to get the job done right and right away.

6.Do it yourself repair… is it possible? Is it wise?

Depending on your level of skill and experience, you might be tempted to take a DIY path to repair and restoration. For the most part, hiring a professional to take on this job is a more cost-effective and time-saving approach. The reason for this is because not all water damage is visible to an untrained individual. There could be underlying hazards such as mold, rotting drywall, weakened framework, possible electrical dangers, contaminated ductwork, and even contaminated faucet water. If you suffer from class 2 water, or grey water, you should undoubtedly involve a professional in your DIY endeavor. Compromised water can lead to illness and in some cases, it can even be fatal for you and your loved ones. Even if you think the damage is minimal, the help of a skilled consultant can help you know for sure.

Don’t Get Yourself Into Hot Water! Contact one of our certified water damage service assistants right now to assess your situation. We’re available to help you 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

7. How can I prevent water damage?

If you want the components in your house to work well now and in the future, there are some steps you should take to prevent water damage in the first place. Aside from avoiding DIY water damage repairs and leaving the plumbing to the professionals, you’ll also want to regularly maintain the very interior and exterior elements that can cause damage to occur. You should regularly clean your gutters and update your appliances. If you’re anticipating a flood in the near future, click here to learn about flood insurance and whether or not you have it. Since water damage is the second most common homeowner’s insurance claim, obtaining insurance that covers it can help with this problem now and in the years to come.

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