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Basement and Attic Issues in Santa Monica

Like the crawl space beneath your home, your overhead attic is a frequent focal point for water damage. Because attics are infrequently visited by occupants of the house, water damage often progresses unseen for a good amount of time. Pinpointing roof leaks requires both exterior and interior inspections. Signs of roof leakage into the attic include darkened spots or streaks on the underside of the plywood sunroof. However, these interior signs often result from an exterior leak that may be far from the point where water actually drips into the attic. Therefore, locating and repairing roof leaks affecting the attic is generally a job for a qualified roofing contractor. Any leakage from water supply lines is unacceptable, including tiny pinhole leaks and minor seepage.

In addition to providing a continuous source of attic moisture, leakage generally indicates deterioration inside pipes which may result in a sudden pipe rupture that inflicts severe damage to living spaces below. Leaking pipes require immediate attention by a professional plumber. When attic ventilation is inadequate, extremely hot, humid air accumulates in the enclosed space during daylight hours. As the attic cools after dark, condensation forms, drenching wooden structure, degrading insulation and feeding mold. To break this continuous cycle, make sure all attic vents are open and unobstructed by insulation or other objects. If passive attic ventilation is insufficient to moderate attic temperatures and exhaust humidity, consider installing powered attic vent fans.

A flooded basement can be extremely dangerous, so you should avoid going down into the basement until it’s been checked out by our professional basement technician or disaster restoration specialist. Be sure to shut off any failed plumbing, and have any standing water pumped out as soon as possible to avoid further damage.

Most importantly, never touch electrical wires or fixtures, and never step into the room if these electrical appliances are in contact with the water to avoid the risk of electrocution. We specialize in water damage problems! We’ve seen it all, and we can locate the source of the basement flooding and prevent it from happening in the future. Now that you’ve dealt with the worst of the wet basement damage, it’s essential to take steps to prevent basement flooding in the future and invest in any necessary flooded basement repairs. We will do that all for you!

Our professionals will effectively prevent basement water damage and protect your basement from flooding, so you will never have to worry about the nightmare of basement flood recovery again. Any homeowner who has experienced a basement flood knows that it’s never worth risking the damage and stress. We are here for you! We offer you a free estimate no obligation appointment with one of our friendly expert technicians. We will access the damage and the means for repair at an affordable price.

As an industry leader in water damage restoration, we bring  years of expertise and experience to be able to respond immediately and effectively to your water damage needs. Restore your home and your peace of mind as soon as possible. Our team of certified water damage restoration professionals has the experience and know-how to navigate from crisis to resolution with clear communication and efficiency. Our team is with you every step of the way from assessment and mitigation through to final restoration.

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