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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Water Can Damage Your Home's Value

1/21/2021 (Permalink)

Water damage is an experience you don't want to deal with; whether from a broken water pipe, busted hot water heater, leaking dishwasher, broken ice maker line, washing machine overflowing, torrential rain, flooding, or sewage backup. They all likely lead to the same result: Water Damage.

Water Damage can wreak havoc on your home if proper removal and drying isn't a priority when it's discovered. While you likely know the importance of proper water mitigation following a loss, there’s still a lot that may surprise you. Here are some essentials you should know about Water Damage Remediation: 

  1. The more polluted the water, the worse your situation. The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) classifies water into three categories in its S500 Standard: Category 1 is generally sanitary water, Category 2 is significantly contaminated water, and Category 3 is grossly contaminated water. The category of water on any loss will dictate how it's restored as well as how much can be salvaged.
  2. Mold can begin to grow within 48 to 72 hours. All mold needs to thrive are spores, an organic food source (i.e. wood, drywall, etc.), the right temperature (i.e. high humidity) and moisture. 
  3. Fast action is crucial. Whether you're experiencing residential or commercial water damage, to begin processing an insurance claim, your agent needs to know about the situation immediately. They need to know what happened, how it happened, the source of the water, etc. The longer you wait, the worse the situation gets, and the less likely your Insurance Company will be to provide coverage.

Emergency Water Damage Restoration Services 

It’s also worth emphasizing how important quick response time is, and that's where SERVPRO of Mandarin can help you in your time of need. SERVPRO IICRC Certified Technicians will arrive on-site within 1-2 hours of receiving your call and get to work. SERVPRO Technicians first inspect the property for safety concerns, develop a structural drying plan, extract water, set up the appropriate equipment to dry affected areas, etc. Our Technicians use industry-proven water mitigation and drying techniques to efficiently remove moisture from deep within the floor, walls and even hard-to-reach areas of the home. It's this fast response time, proven water damage mitigation techniques, and cutting edge equipment that helps result in lower repair costs and/or limited contents damage.

Call SERVPRO of Mandarin anytime 24/7 at 904-636-0044, to report a Water Damage claim, and we'll provide a quote before we begin work.

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