Water Damage From an Overflowing Bathtub in Cary, NC
What Do I Do If I Have Water Damage From An Overflowing Bathtub In Cary, NC?
Sometimes things can get crazy around a home and your bathtub can be a nice refuge when that happens. So, of course, you draw a nice, hot bath….and then craziness hits.
Your child decides that it’s time to shake and then open a carbonated grape beverage.
On your white couch.
Or a delivery comes to your door that has to be signed for. Or maybe the washing machine is unbalanced and is walking towards your basement steps a sad, lonely, suicidal machine.
You know what I’m talking about. Something happens that makes you forget what you were doing – until the water comes down the stairs to gently remind you of the awesome power of hydrology.
Nobody wants to see Old Man River coming from upstairs.
And as wonderful as indoor plumbing is, as big a boon as it is to modern life, at that point, living in a warm, dry cave will start to look pretty good.
Most modern houses have wood subfloors that may be covered in hardwood, laminate or carpet, although your bathroom may be tiled. And you almost certainly have sheetrock for walls.
As the water spreads across your house, it will soak the carpet and pad underneath. It will destroy laminate – don’t even worry about saving it because it’s gone. And it may warp or otherwise damage hardwood.
After it ruins those things (although you may be able to save the hardwood floors if you act promptly), the water will penetrate the subfloor system. If it goes far enough, it will soak the bottom of your sheetrock too.
And critically, it can cause mold, which is a long-term threat not just to your investment but to your health and that of your family.
If you do have an overflowing tub, you can forget about your stress relief for a bit. But if you call us – and you’ll need to do it right away – we can help save your house from long-term damage.
Restoring A Home After Damage From An Overflowing Bathtub
Getting your house back may involve several things, including but not necessarily limited to:
- Working with your insurance company.
- Removing your damaged possessions
- Water extraction
- Dehumidifying and drying
- Odor removal
- Repair and restoration
If you live in Raleigh, Chapel Hill, Cary or Durham, North Carolina, or the surrounding area, we can help! We can get a crew to you quickly. We can help you with the insurance company. Aside from removing the water, we can assess any further structural damage and repair it quickly and at a very competitive price.
And then you can draw another bath. Just remember to turn it off this time.