September 10th, 2009
Water damage can be very devastating in any form that it hits your house or business. A few months ago in my townhouse the tub filled up and wouldn’t drain. We couldn’t figure out what was the problem, so we tried to extract some ourselves then use a drain cleaner. We thought maybe our drain just got clogged, like most drainage problems occur. It still didn’t go down completely when I got home from work the next day; there was still about an inch or so of water just sitting. So I decided I would call the community plumber and make an appointment. He was supposed to come in the morning to check out the situation and get rid of the sitting water.
It was a normal night around the house; dinner, TV, and relaxing until bedtime. The next morning I got up early to get some breakfast and do a few errands before the plumber came. When I walked into the kitchen a puddle was in the middle of the floor and a constant dripping sound was coming from the ceiling. When I looked up to see what was going on I noticed a water stain and where the water was dripping from. I came to the conclusion the kitchen is below the tub in the upstairs bathroom. I called the plumber to explain the situation and I had to drop of the dogs at my sisters. It was not a good morning.
After he got there and looked at the situation, it wasn’t a normal occurrence. The drain was actually clogged by the tab that blocks water so you can take a bath. It broke off and got stuck in the piping backing up water which caused so much pressure that a leak occurred underneath. It took a few days for the ceiling to dry in order to patch it up and replace wet items then repaint.
I wish that I had contact with Executive Restoration during this crisis in order to have some of the best people to look at the water damage. I haven’t even had a mold inspector come in. But after finding Executive Restoration, I know who I will call to do my mold inspection and any work if needed.
If you have any kind of water damage make sure you call the expert right away to get it looked at, cleaned up, and fixed up properly before you have any serious problems. Executive Restoration is an excellent choice for water damage cleanup and if you do get any kind of mold from the water damage they have the knowledge, certifications, and equipment to take care of it. Contact them at 704-545-0098 or at www.waterdamagecharlottenc.com
September 10th, 2009
Water damage is a very big factor when it comes to mold issues in the home or business. stagnate water that just sits for hours, days, weeks, months…can have growth which can ultimately spread and be potentially hazardous to your health. Make sure you call the experts of Executive Restoration who can come and help you clean up the damage, determine the problem that created the damage, and find out if a potential mold problem has developed.
If you know that youve had a leak or some kind of water damage from rain, sewer…etc, please give us a call at 704-545-0098
July 23rd, 2009
Have you ever sat down on a piece of furniture that smelled musty and moldy? I recently was invited to visit a friend whose home had suffered a flood due to faulty plumbing. When I got there, I sat down and could immediately tell something was rotten in Denmark. I asked my friend the extent of her flood. She said, yes, some of the furniture had gotten wet but she thought she could dry it out and save the expense of purchasing a whole new suite. Now, I don’t have a sensitivity to mold, but for someone who does, they would probably begin sneezing, coughing or even get a headache from sitting on that couch. The smell was quite unpleasant.
We talked at length about what her options were regarding the couch. She could try and clean/air it out further or just take the loss and get rid of it. Because she’s not the fixer up kind of gal, it was decided she should not try and conquer this demon by herself. If you’ve had a flood, it’s important to get accurate information on how to deal with everything affected. The couch was very expensive so she needed advise from someone who deals with this sort of issue on a daily basis. I told her to call the experts at Executive Restoration. With their 23 years of experience in water damage remediation, they could advise her on what should be done next.
Contact the experts at Executive Restoration 704-545-0098. They can answer any questions you may have about mold, or visit us online at www.waterdamagecharlottenc.com
July 22nd, 2009
I live in a modest community and from the outside you would never know that our community has suffered numerous water damage breaks. Some of the residents have endured up to four water breaks in their homes. Can you imagine coming home after a hard day’s work and finding two inches of water on your floors and furniture? At first our management company and Board of Directors thought it was just “bad luck”. But after numerous water damage claims, we realized there was a pattern. How could there pipes just keep breaking the walls and under our cement slabs? It was beginning to cost our community a small fortune and we needed some answers fast.
After much debate, we decided the problem must be faulty plumbing and decided to sue the builder of our community and PEX the manufacturer of the plumbing. Only 17 out of the 187 units in our community were still under warranty, so the lawsuit was only filed for those 17 still within warranty. The suit was eventually settled out of court with the court ruling in favor of the plaintiff. We have since re-plumbed those 17 units and feel confident that the issue for these 17 units has been resolved. However, as a community, we are still dealing with the unexpected expense of broken/bad piping on the remaining units. This continues to be a financial drain on our finances. The remaining units that were not re-plumbed are still a ticking time bomb.
In 2007, a class action lawsuit was filed by homeowners in Minnesota claiming the PEX brass fittings used were defective. As a community we are moving forward to join this action in the hopes that we can end this plumbing nightmare.
As a community we have had to be proactive and have a plumber and water damage company in place ready to assist with the next water break. We have Executive Restoration in place (704-545-0098) to assist us with any interior water damage issues after a water break. Executive Restoration has been in business for 23 years and can assist with any water, fire or mold damage you may have or visit them online at executiverestoration.com
December 21st, 2008
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