Avoid Common Water Damage Mistakes
When Your Washington Home Suffers Water Intrusion, Rely on SERVPRO to Mitigate Damages
Water damage usually is more than what comes to your mind when you read the phrase. While we only expect to deal with water, more destruction results whenever such incidents hit our property. Mold and electrical hazards are part of the expensive damage that your Hampton structure may experience during those stressful moments.
You might make a mistake if you look at the surface and imagine it is the only water damage challenge to address in your Washington home. The work of SERVPRO IICRC certified technicians is to look beyond the obvious and trace the water which might be under the carpets and walls. Specialized tools such as moisture meters and sensors make that possible. We can conduct a thorough inspection that allows us to identify the content of moisture on your property and specific locations with these devices.
Another mistake that most homeowners make is attempting to pump the water from a flooded basement. While it appears to be a straightforward job, hidden dangers need professional intervention. For instance, wet foundation walls and ceilings might collapse as a result of water damage. We inspect all that before we can start the restoration process, and if necessary, we perform necessary demolitions to prevent any possible hazards during the process.
After pumping out all the standing water, it is time to begin the drying process. At that stage, we set up dehumidifiers and air movers. It is important to call our SERVPRO team as soon as you can to increase the chances of salvaging as much of your content as possible. For instance, if you delay and find out that the drywall and flooring have 25 - 50 % moisture, retrieving them might not be possible. Once drying is complete, we clean the surfaces and sanitize them using antimicrobial agents to decrease the chances of mold growth.
SERVPRO of Bath responds to all sizes of disasters, whether reported on commercial or residential premises. Call us at (252)-923-0213 and be served by a proven industry leader.