In rainy climates such as the Pacific Northwest, having a firm plan in place for responding to water accumulation is essential. Property owners in Tacoma face the prospect of significant damage after just a few inches of rain. Mold could grow from the moisture and weaken the foundation. The water could also destroy anything stored in the lower level of the home or business.
Plumbing and drain services are important when responding to incidents such as rainstorms and floods. Professional water damage restoration provides protection against a variety of potential threats and covers specific areas of concern such as:
Surface cleaning is not enough when full water restoration is required. To stop the growth of microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses and fungi, there must be a thorough cleaning process that includes cleanup, use of antimicrobial agents, air scrubbing and deodorizing. Look for a plumber accredited by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification for carrying out these steps.
Sometimes, a heavy storm might actually disguise water leakage that is going on elsewhere in the building. If your water supply is metered, you can try turning off all water-consuming appliances and then seeing if the meter numbers continue to climb. If they do, you have a leak and it may be time to call a plumber for leak repair and water restoration.
A backed-up or damaged sewer can cause a lot of problems when a rainstorm puts it under additional pressure. It is best to consult your local Tacoma Roto-Rooter professional plumber about clearing out damaged items, sanitizing the area and installing new infrastructures so you are prepared for the next time.