Water Damage? We Have You Covered | SERVPRO® of Gwinnett County South
A leaking faucet might appear irrelevant now. However, water can have a destructive impact on your home, no matter how small the amount of water. In fact, the typical home leak can waste as much as 10,000 gallons of water in a year.
Water damage proceeds rapidly, seeping right your floors, walls and soft surfaces. That’s why it’s essential to attend to the problem immediately to generate the very best results. Here’s a guide to how water damage progresses.
If you own a home, there is a one in four chance of a flood impacting your house within a 30-year period in a high-risk area. Recognizing what to do next is essential.
The initial 24 to 48 hours after flooding or water damage is important because some items will instantly succumb to water’s disastrous effects.
Soft furnishings will soak through, and wood structures can swell from the water. Individual valuables like books and pictures are especially vulnerable to ruin. Furthermore, mold and mildew can start to form within this timeframe. Quick activity is crucial.
SERVPRO’s experience, as well as our “restore vs replace” mindset can help you conserve money while preserving precious keepsakes that cannot be replaced. If any items cannot be saved, this will be communicated to you. These materials are removed as soon as possible to expedite the drying and restoration process.
After the first 24 hours, water damage will progress further and quickly. Mold and mildew can spread like wildfire with extreme moisture. As mold sets in, it can even damage your home’s framework.
Additionally, permeable surface areas, such as wood and walls, will become increasingly compromised, and metal surfaces will start to corrode.
You don’t want to allow moisture to rest for a prolonged period since the effects may be devastating or irreparable. As time goes on, the expenses and effort required to restore your home will increase substantially.
SERVPRO’s restoration process starts with the very first phone call, preferably within the first 24 hours. The job starts with an extensive extraction of water. This helps avoid the spread of water in your home and also reduces drying time.
Mostly likely, floors, furnishings and other personal belongings will need cleaning, sanitizing and deodorization. After the bulk of the water has been extracted, our experts will use industry-leading drying tools to get rid of the water you can’t see.
After these steps, your house may need reconstruction to get back to its preloss condition. This action could include minor repair work or rebuilding entire sections of your home.
We can streamline the process by dealing with both the preliminary damage mitigation and reconstructing the affected areas. We will keep you up to date on every action and have you back in your home as soon as possible.
Regardless of the type of water damage sustained, SERVPRO has the tools and teams to help your home or business recover. Contact us 24⁄7 when you need a dependable team to help you recover.