Usually, doing laundry and having to return to work are the only stresses you face when you return home from a long weekend or spring break at the beach. Unfortunately, this was not the case for one of our homeowners in the Raleigh area. PHC started a job over the weekend for a family who had just returned from the beach to find water flowing out of their house. A plumbing problem caused water to run for an unknown amount of time resulting in water damage to both the floor coverings and the subflooring in their home.

Water damage repairs can not only be costly but extremely inconvenient. Most of the time you think of water damage occurring in the kitchen or bathrooms. When this is the case, depending on the severity of the water damage, a homeowner can lose the use of the kitchen/or bath while the repairs are being made because the flooring, cabinetry and appliance may have to be removed so that the area can be completely dried first. Sometimes reacting quickly can reduce the amount of water damage repairs needed, so if you see water where it shouldn’t be or hear that your water doesn’t stop flowing when it should be; try to find the source as soon as possible and call for help.