Colorado is famous for its 300 days of sunshine every year, but we also see a lot of snow and hail. With such variable weather conditions, our homes can go through a lot to protect us from the natural elements.
There can also be quite a lot of internal issues to address due to the conditions in Colorado too. When outside temperatures fluctuate by 40 degrees randomly, this poses a threat to our homes. Think about it, when the winter storm came about, were you fully prepared? Pipe bursts and water damage were some of the horrors that infiltrated our comfortable lives, that and failing furnaces.
If you are a homeowner in a state like Colorado, it’s important to gain a good understanding of what restoration projects you might need to expect down the road. Here are some of the most common home restoration projects in Colorado.
Roof Replacement and Repairs
From an onslaught of snow and ice in the winter to damaging UV rays and hail in the summer, a Colorado house roof goes through a lot of wear and tear throughout its lifetime. Roofing can last anywhere from 15 – 100 years depending on the material, but you can basically kick this time frame to the curb if you have massive storms.
The vast majority of homes have asphalt shingle roofing which can last up to 30 years before it needs to be replaced. However, things like hail the size of golf balls and ice damming leads to severe damage to a roof and its materials. Hail can do a number on roofs – knocking loose whole shingles or stripping them of their protective mineral granules. Snow and UV rays can have a damaging effect over time too. You can prolong your roof’s lifespan and protect your home from potential water damage by keeping up with repairs.
When you notice signs of damage, get a roofing contractor on the job to help repair the issue as soon as possible. Roof damage can easily provide an avenue for water to seep into the materials inside your home. If damage is already done to the inside of your home, call on a local restoration company instead — you’re now dealing with a larger issue.
Water Damage Cleanup & Repairs
Like we said above, you can’t always catch roof damage on time before it takes a toll on your home. If enough shingles are knocked loose or the flashing is damaged, water finds its way into your home. This can lead to rotting rafters, saturated drywall, and even mold. Even the smallest amount of water can wreak havoc on your home.
Water damage restoration companies will come in to completely dry all affected areas. They use specialized fans to wick any lingering moisture from the home. They will also take steps to get ahead of mold as an outbreak can occur a mere 24 – 48 hours after water damage.
Burst Pipe Repairs
Another catastrophe that can cause water damage in your home is a burst pipe. Burst pipes are very common in the wintertime. They happen when standing water freezes in the pipes leading into your home. Since water expands when frozen, it can place undue stress on these pipes and cause a fissure in the metal or plastic. This can result in major water damage to your home.
When this scenario occurs, you’ll need to address both the root issue – the damaged pipe – and the resulting water damage. You’ll work with both a plumber and restoration company to repair your home and protect yourself from a potential mold outbreak.
If you don’t handle water damage in a timely manner, a mold outbreak will occur. Mold can also happen in regularly damp areas of your home such as the bathroom or kitchen. Not only is it unsightly and damaging to your home, but it can also have adverse health effects on you and your family. Mold can even be deadly for those with lung conditions.
When you notice mold, don’t hesitate to contact your trusted restoration company to help rid your home of the problem. They will dry out the area, kill any mold and lingering spores, and leave you with a safe, mold-free home.
By “mold-free” we refer to the colonization of mold. In reality, mold is all around us at all times, just not always in unhealthy conditions. Once you start to see or smell mold, that’s what we call a colony. This is when regular mold levels become toxic.
Sewage backups can be a nightmare to deal with. This sort of restoration project is another fairly common occurrence in Colorado. A sewage backup happens when a block or breach prevents used water and waste from flowing away from your home with ease. In extreme cases, that contaminated water will back up into your home.
Some earlier signs to look out for are a lingering, foul odor and slow drains. If you notice sewage coming up from your drains, the backup is likely very serious. If you notice any of these signs, call your trusted restoration company right away. They will remove the wastewater and repair any resulting damage.
Call in Restoration 1 Central Denver!
Restoration 1 Central Denver is here for all of your emergency damage relief. We are top-rated experts prepared to jump into action after disaster strikes. Water damage due to a weathered roof? We’re on it. Mold after a burst pipe? Drop us a line! We are dedicated to providing the very best service when you need it most.
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