Water Damage Restoration: Securing Your Home From Impending Risks

When a home experiences any kind of water damage, the situation is always devastating. Whether the water is from a storm, flood or a leaking pipe, it may cause significant amounts of damage to the structure as well as the belongings inside. If not dealt with immediately, the water may cause even more extensive damages that may prove difficult to handle down the road.

Has your home been affected by any kind of water damage Macomb County or Oakland County? We at Maxwell Building can help you assess the extent of the damage, conduct water clean up and structural drying, make the necessary repairs and restore your home like it was.

Roof Leaks

As time goes by, aging and extreme climates (severe storms and ice dams) can greatly affect your home’s structural integrity. Depending on the extent of the damage, it may create problems with your roof and cause roof leak. As little as it may be, the roof leak can cause significant water damage to your home. The leaky roof allows rainwater to seep into the house, causing damages to your ceiling, attic, roof deck, walls and other properties such as carpets, furniture, and artwork. What’s worse is that the rainwater may get into the lights and switches, creating short circuits or fires.

Signs of a roof leak:
  • Discolored parts on the ceiling
  • Watermarks on the walls
  • Peeling of paint on ceilings and walls
  • Mold growth in the attic
  • Rotting of wood in the attic
  • Musty smell in the attic
  • Seeping of water during heavy rains

To avoid permanent damage to your home, it’s important that you contact Maxwell Building Services for a thorough inspection of your roof and roof repair.

Appliance Failure

Appliances are meant to offer convenience and simplicity but at times, they may fail, causing great water damage. One of the most common culprits is the washing machine. The supply lines of a washing machine are always pressurized. What this means is that loose fittings, worn tubing and a leaking hose can flood the house in a matter of minutes. When it comes to the refrigerator, a frozen or clogged defrost drain and improper sealing may lead to a water leakage. Faulty hoses, valves and switches can also leakage of water by the dishwasher.

Toilet overflow is another common cause of water damage. Be it a malfunctioning tank or clogged bowl, the damage can be large, especially if it’s located in the upper part of the building. The water will drip to the lower parts of the house and cause serious damages. Similarly, leaving the shower on and an overflowing bathtub can cause major flooding in your home. Other appliances that may cause water damage if they fail are air conditioners, hot water heaters, ice makers and sump pumps.

Flooded Basement

A flooded basement can be a homeowner’s worst nightmare. You wake up one morning and bam, your basement is flooded. A basement flood may vary from a few centimeters to knee height or more. It depends on what has caused the flood.  What are the most common causes of a flooded basement?

Sump Pump Failure 

The work of a sump pump is collecting the unwanted water and discharging it away from your home. If there is sump pump failure, it means that any unwanted water will remain in the basement and won’t be pumped outside. As the water builds up, it leads to basement flooding. Some of the common reasons for a sump pump failure are power failure, lack of regular maintenance, improper installation, and clogged discharge lines

Blocked Sewer Pipe 

Sewage water also known as category 3 water is another common cause of a flooded basement. The basement is where the sewer lines are installed. If there is any blockage or clogging of the sewer pipe, a sewage back-up may occur leading to a flooded basement.


Improper Drainage System 

A properly installed drainage system helps to move the water away from the basement and blocks the entry of the unwanted water in the building. If the drainage system is faulty or not installed properly, it will not be able to drain water. Instead, it’ll be letting water into the house.

Frozen Pipes

During winter, freezing temperatures may cause water pipes to freeze and burst, causing major water flooding in the basement.

Washing Machine Malfunction 

If you have placed a washing machine in your basement, it may experience malfunctions and make the basement a flood zone.

Window Leaks 

If you’ve installed windows in your basement, they may break at one time and let in flood water into the basement.

As with any flood damage you want the water removed as quickly as possible to reduce the risk of further damages to the property. We at Maxwell Building can deal with sewage back-up, provide professional water clean up and structural drying, to help you move on with your life normally.

Why Hiring a Knowledgeable Water Damage Contractor is Important

One key reason why hiring a professional makes sense is the efficiency and effectiveness of these experts. Doing it yourself or hiring an amateur may result in even more damages to your property. Professionals have the required expertise, knowledge, experience and equipment to handle any time of situation simply and quickly. If the water has been contaminated by chemicals or sewage, these experts can handle the situation hygienically, without endangering their or your health. Proper repair work also needs to be done to restore the value of your property. This fact increases the need for a knowledgeable water damage contractor.

What Maxwell Building Services Can Do For You

Our many years in the industry has given us the required experience and knowledge to deal with any kind of water damage. Regardless of whether the damage has been caused by a storm, flood or pipe leaks, our experts are well-trained to handle any situation uniquely. We are fully licensed, insured and our technicians are IICRC certified to hygienically restore the flooded space back to its pre-loss condition.

When we receive your emergency call, we strive to reach your home in a 60 minute response time. We scrutinize the materials affected by the water and evaluate the extent of the damage. Then, we employ our expertise and high-quality equipment to perform water clean up, mold remediation using environmentally conscious products, and structural drying. Also, we perform content cleaning, packing and storing.

Don’t let water damage Macomb County and Oakland County cause extensive damages to your house or belongings, contact Maxwell Building to take care of the situation as soon as possible.