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Water’s Harmful Effects | SERVPRO® of Henderson/Boulder City

5/6/2022 (Permalink)

No matter the damage sustained, SERVPRO of Henderson/Boulder City has the tools and team to help your home return to a normal state quickly.

A leaky tap may seem trivial at the moment, but never underestimate the harmful effects water can have your house. An ordinary household leak can waste as much as 10,000 gallons of water in a year.

Water damage proceeds rapidly, permeating floors, drywall and soft surfaces. It’s crucial to deal with the issue right away to produce the best results.

Here’s what you need to understand about the timeline of water damage:

In the First 24 Hours

If you live in a house, there is a one in four chance of a flood striking within a 30-year duration in a high-risk location. Recognizing what to do next is essential.

The first 24 to 48 hours after flooding or water damage are critical. Some items will be ruined immediately.

Soft home furnishings will certainly soak up water, and wooden frameworks can swell from the moisture. Personal items like books and photos are particularly prone to warping beyond repair. In addition, mold and mildew can start to develop within this timeframe. Quick action is crucial.

SERVPRO’s expertise and “restore vs replace” mindset can aid you in saving money and protecting priceless keepsakes that cannot be replaced. If any items cannot be restored, this will be communicated to you. These items are removed ASAP to speed up the drying and restoration process.

Within the First Week

After the very first day, water damages will progress quickly. Mold can spread like wildfire, and as mold and mildew set in, they can also damage the home’s framework.

In addition, permeable surfaces, such as wood and walls, will become significantly compromised, and metal surface areas will begin wearing away.

After One Week

You want to avoid letting water fester for a prolonged period since some effects might be devastating or irreversible. As time goes on, the prices and efforts to recover the structure will increase considerably, as well as the risks related to structural damage are higher.

How SERVPRO Will Aid

SERVPRO’s reconstruction procedure starts with the very first call, preferably within the first 24 hours. Service work usually begins with a detailed extraction of water. This helps avoid the spread of water in the home and minimizes drying time.

Mostly likely, floors, furnishings and various other valuables will need cleaning, sterilizing and also deodorization. After the bulk of the water has been removed, our professionals will use industry-leading drying tools to get rid of the water you can’t see.

Following these steps, your residence might need some construction work to get your property back to its preloss condition. This could include small repair services or reconstructing whole areas of your home.

We can simplify the reconstruction process by dealing with both the initial damage mitigation, as well as rebuilding the affected areas. SERVPRO will keep you updated on every action and have you back in your home in no time.

Regardless of the type of water damage sustained, SERVPRO has the tools and teams to help your home or business recover. Contact us 247 when you need a dependable team to help you recover.

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