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Homes Are Affected by Residential Water Damage

6/26/2016 (Permalink)

Water Damage Homes Are Affected by Residential Water Damage SERVPRO Tip: Keep Your Home's Roof in Mulberry In Good Repair to Prevent Water Damage

Don't Let Water Damage Get the Best of You

There are many reasons why a home might experience water damage. Getting the water removed is the first step in repairing any damage. Quick removal of water can also help in reducing the amount of harm that occurs. This is only the first step in completely eliminating any risks of water damage, and unfortunately, many homeowners assume that once the surface is dry, that their job is done. This isn't true, however.

Moisture Below the Surface can Remain Hidden 
Moisture that has seeped into hard but porous surfaces such as paneling, drywall, and even hardwood surfaces can stay there for extended periods of time. Without professional extraction methods, this will result in water damage to your Mulberry home. This will become evident as more time passes. As drywall swells, the paper may feel dry, but will soon crumble and deteriorate.
If most but not all of the water is removed, mold can still set in and grow, creating various hazards. This is also true for paneling. Mold can grow on the inside of the wall, in the dead space, rather quickly. Hardwoods found on stairwells can also become saturated with moisture and become warped over time. This applies especially to cabinet doors and drawers. Drawers that have swollen shut is a common problem when an area has been damaged by water.

SERVPRO Professionals Have the Right Equipment for the Job
Our crews are dedicated and highly trained in IICRC methods in water extraction and water damage repair. We know which method are best in your situation and will provide the highest level of care possible to protect your home from further damage while we mitigate and repair existing damaged areas. From cleaning and painting damaged surfaces to structural repairs of walls, floors, and stairwells, we have you and your home covered. Under cabinets and other hard to reach spaces are no problem.

We take pride in getting your home back to a state in which it feels as if the water damage never happened. Our crews are experienced in using thermosensors that detect water and the drying equipment needed to get your moisture levels to an acceptable level again. The use of thermohygrometers is also part of our detection methods and can give us more detailed readings, including dew point, which allows us to determine when condensation will occur again.

Water Damage Doesn't Need to Lead to More Problems in Your Home
Water damage left unrepaired can lead to many more problems. Protecting your home and your family should be a number one priority and concern. Trust us to rectify the situation and prevent additional problems such as mold, mildew, deterioration of interior structures and safety hazards such as warped and splintering stairs and cabinetry. If you're faced with water damage, don't wait to call SERVPRO of Bartow and Lakeland Highlands at (863) 510-5962. We will schedule an appointment with you promptly. We work around your schedule and until the job is completed.