If you've lived in Colorado for long, chances are you know someone whose basement has flooded. Maybe yours flooded. So you know that getting the water out fast, getting the structure dried and getting repairs made fast are critical to reducing recovery expense. Cutting water extraction cost is among the easiest and most effective ways to lower overall water damage restoration costs. Here are some keys to avoiding or reducing water extraction cost.
The best way to reduce water extraction cost is to reduce the volume of water necessary to extract (or avoid it completely). Your property and its structures were designed with numerous water-handling features and characteristics. Make sure they all work properly and can manage a reasonable volume of storm or thaw runoff, as well protect structures from groundwater intrusion into basements and sub-surface crawlspaces. Check French drains, drainage ditches, gutters, downspouts and other water management features for proper construction and operation (clean gutters, downspouts directed at least 6 feet away from foundations, etc.). Ensure that basement sump pumps are in good working order (no more than 10 years old) and that they come on automatically under backup power.
If you have an older property, consider updating gutters and downspouts to ensure proper water-handling capacity. If your property has low areas near structures where water collects and threatens to seep into basements or undermine foundations, install drainage such as a simple, lined ditch or French drain to reduce the possibility of structural water intrusion. It warrants saying again: the best way to cut water extraction cost is to avoid needing water extraction.
Listen, we're not just plugging our business when we urge you to call us right away if you have water intrusion in your home or business. We have the equipment, know-how and commitment to recover and protect your property, which includes working fast to cut overall water extraction cost. Water damage can spiral out of control fast, and we know how to keep damage and your recovery costs to a minimum.
If you have water intrusion in your home or business, call ECO Clean and get the help you need from people you can trust. Remember, you're not alone: ECO Clean cares!
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