Water Damage Just Waiting to Happen…

water cleanup st paul, water damage cleanup st paulDamage to your home from water can be devastating. Not only does excess moisture ruin your possessions, it can lead to structural problems and a mold infestation. According to industry estimates, 14,000 people in the U.S. experience an emergency each day, and 98% of basements will suffer from some type of water damage during their lifetime. Water damage and mold cost the insurance industry $2.5 billion dollars per year; the average insurance claim is $6,965. Home damage can come from one of two sources: Mother Nature and the home itself.

Causes of Weather-Related Damage

Floods are the most expensive cause of water damage claims. Minnesota is susceptible to rain, ice, and snow. The most common causes are:

● Slow-moving thunderstorms.
● A dam/levee failure from the sustained heavy rain.
● A sudden release of water held by an ice jam.
● Rainfalls or snow melts that exceed the capacity of underground drainage pipes and sewage systems.
● Floods after wildfires which reduce the capacity of the ground to absorb water.
● Urbanization, such as paving, which reduces rainfall absorption and increases runoff.

All of these can destroy your home and damage your belongings but it’s impossible to foresee which weather conditions will affect your home. So, after a flood, the most important thing is to get help from a full-service clean-up team to preempt mold growth.

Trouble With Appliances

Any household items that use water can fail and leak. Even the ice maker in your refrigerator is susceptible.

Hot Water Heaters

Out of sight can be out of mind. But 75 percent of hot water heaters will fail and cost an average of $4,444. An annual inspection will help you gauge when (not if) yours will break. Don’t try to extend the timeframe beyond the recommendation, these leaks are even more expensive if located on the second floor.


Attic air conditioners can cause the most damage because water can leak throughout the entire home. Install a drainpipe to remove the overflowing water and direct it outside. This is an alternative to using a drain pan, which will only help contain any leaks that may occur for about two minutes.

Washing Machines and Refrigerators

Leaks around water hoses are a warning sign of future failure. Make it a habit to notice hoses for cracking, dryness or rust. Replace your hoses every five years despite their outward appearance; the small expense is a good investment. Minnesota based 24Restore can evaluate the damage, assess the extent of needed repairs, prepare an accurate estimate and provide cleanup.

Prevention is the Key

Here are some ‘best practices’ for avoiding a disaster in your home:

● When going on vacation for an extended period, turn off your main water supply.
● Never put in a load of laundry or run the dishwasher when you are not home. Appliances have a way of breaking when no one is home, and when that happens, the water can flow uncontained for hours before anyone realizes.
● Make sure that downspouts are well away from the foundation of your home.
● If you have a sump pump, consider an auxiliary back up system if you lose power. Failed sump pumps are a significant cause of water damage in basements.
● Periodically check under sinks to look for telltale signs of water damage. Slow leaks can not only cause damage to the flooring; it can be a place that harbors mold growth.

24 Hour Clean-up and Restoration

Locally owned and operated for over 20 years, the full team includes carpenters, IICRC Certified Drying Technicians, project managers, and staff. 24Restore has developed a strong subcontractor network in Minneapolis and ensures that anyone sent to work in your home has passed a criminal background check and is fully insured. Call (612) 255-9578 and someone will be in route to your home within one hour.

“24Restore came within an hour of our water damage to assess the problem and restore and reconstruct our kitchen and my office. Everyone from 24Restore was professional, kind and did an outstanding job of damage assessment and restoration.”

- Barbara R.

Your service was excellent. The young man was thorough and very dedicated to completing the job. He’s a good one. I would recommend your services to anyone who need them.

- Keith

Your team has been absolutely amazing, professional, sympathetic and wonderful. They took my mess and made it manageable as I shed a few tears, which they also consoled with empathy. At a time when we have floods and tornados city wide you responded within hours. Thank, I am impressed and I have passed the word on to many.

- Genie

Very good experience……everyone I dealt with through 24 Restore was very professional and very kind.

- Nancy

This note is a note of thanks and appreciation of the services provided…..we could even say our home looks better than before we incurred our water damage…Job well done!

- Jay and Susan

I don’t often take the time to write a follow up complimentary letter. However I was very impressed with 24 Restore and felt they went above and beyond to surpass expectations with WOW service. Thank you for the great service and great job that your team did to get my house back in shape.

- Jane

I have recommended them to many of my friends. They are the only service that I have ever used that always gets my stains out and that clean my carpets beautifully. I can’t say enough good thins about them

- Laura

Thank you for all the work put in to get out home……It would have been an impossible task for us to have accomplished in such a short time. We appreciate all that you have done for us! We are so grateful!

- Ken and Kathe

Yes. I appreciated the ability to funnel all activities thru a one-stop shop proved to be very valuable in a disaster project such as ours demo, construction and finish as well as work directly with insurance company. The team has been professional and those on site have been respectful of our home and schedule.

- Reed

Alex did a great job scheduling, coordinating, and keeping me informed. He made sure that everything was done in a timely manner. I always felt that my job was a priority. All the workmen did a great job and were very polite. I am pleased with the results. I would highly recommend your company!

- Linda – Minneapolis

From the time of initial contact to the time of job completion was 24 hrs. Very pleased with job outcome. Will definitely use you again. If ever in need.

- Kevin – St. Paul

Response time was awesome. We we’re bewildered by what was happening and what needed to be done. 24hr came in and took care of what needed to be done.

- Susan – Plymouth

I thought 24 was very professional and timely work.

- Veronica – Lake Elmo

24Restore was very responsive and did a thorough job plus they cleaned up after themselves.

- Jean – St. Cloud

The job was exceptionally well done. You were recommended to me by Dennis Carlson, a freind and I would definatley refer 24restore to friends and family.

- Jan – Anoka

Very Professional!

- Gordon – Andover

Everyone was on top of everything and got back to me in a reasonable time. Clean up was done absolutely perfect at the end of each job.

- Pam – Arden Hills

The guys who worked here were great, polite, personable and hard workers. They did a great job! So thankful this is over!

- Ron and Jackie – Minneapolis

Working with the employees at 24restore has been an easy process. They aimed to please.

Kudos to Shelli Abraham especially, she worked with the mortgage company and insurance company so I didn’t have to, I’m a caregiver for my husband with Dementia, she took the pressure off having to deal with them, thanks Shelli.

- Sharon and Ray Kelly – Maple Grove MN
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