What to Do When Your Home Suffers Water Damage

October 2, 2015

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A home often suffers water damage after a flood or a severe storm. In some cases, water damage occurs when a plumbing fixture such as a pipe or water heater breaks or a roof starts to suddenly leak.

Prompt treatment of any affected areas helps prevent more extensive problems from manifesting. Any part of a home that experiences water damage becomes an ideal breeding ground for mold and other pathogens. If a homeowner ignores the areas of water damage in the home, the microbial spores frequently spread throughout the structure and render it uninhabitable. 

Any time a home suffers sudden water damage, reaction time is paramount. A quick response to the damage prevents moisture from seeping into the home’s drywall, flooring, furniture, and other structural areas of the house. Professional technicians from a disaster restoration service will quickly identify all areas of moisture concern in the home. Once the damaged areas have been identified, the company will work to dry out any moisture pockets everywhere in the structure by exposing them to elevated air speeds with specialized equipment to immediately stop mold growth from occurring and to get the affected areas totally dry as quickly as possible. In some cases, the technicians may have to clean some areas with specialized chemicals to prevent and control mold growth.  

If your home has suffered water exposure, please contact us at ServiceMaster Quality Services to evaluate the damage and start the restoration process needed to make your house a home again. We provide emergency service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days per year. 

 

 

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