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Water Damage & Its Effects | SERVPRO® of North Fort Worth

4/20/2022 (Permalink)

image of a bathroom sink showing signs of a water leak No matter the damage sustained, SERVPRO of North Fort Worth has the tools and team to help your home return to a normal state quickly.

A minor crack in a pipe or a little water spot might appear unimportant right now, yet keep in mind the disastrous impacts water can have on your home. The average home leak can waste up to 10,000 gallons of water in a year.

Water damage advances quickly, saturating floors and porous surfaces. It’s critical to resolve the issue immediately to get the best outcome.

This is what you need to know about how water damage progresses over time:

In the First 24 Hours

Assuming that you live in a house, there is a one in four chance of a flood harming your home inside a 30-year time frame in a high-risk region. Knowing what to do next is critical.

The initial 24 to 48 hours in the wake of flooding or water damage are pivotal. Certain things will succumb to water’s grievous effects.

Delicate items like upholstery will soak through, and wooden structures can expand from the moisture. Personal possessions like books and photos are particularly prone to warping beyond repair.

SERVPRO’s “restore vs. replace” attitude can help you save money and keep precious keepsakes. In the event that any materials can’t be restored, this will be communicated to you.

Within the First Week

After the initial 24 hours, water damage will advance further and rapidly. Mold can spread at an alarming pace and affect your home’s structure.

Furthermore, permeable surfaces will become increasingly compromised.

Following One Week

Avoid letting moisture sit for a long period since the effects might be devastating or irreversible. As time goes on, the costs and efforts to restore the structure will increase significantly, and the risks associated with structural damage are greater.

How SERVPRO Will Help

SERVPRO’s part begins with the first call, ideally in the first 24 hours, and normally starts with a thorough extraction of water. This helps prevent the spread of water in the structure and reduces drying time.

Generally, floors, furniture and personal effects will require cleaning, disinfecting and freshening up. After the bulk of the water has been removed, our specialists will use industry-leading drying equipment to remove the water you can’t see.

After these steps, your home may need construction work to get your property back to its preloss condition. This step could include anything from minor to major repairs.

We can simplify the restoration process by handling both the initial damage mitigation and rebuilding the affected areas. SERVPRO will keep you up to date on every step and have you back in your home or business 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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