Dealing with Water Damage in Your Home
No one wants to start out the new year with water damage in their home, but the rains over the past couple of weeks may have been just enough to finally cause that roof to look or water to seep through window casings and cause damage to interior walls. Water can be rough on a home, even if it’s a smaller leak. It can penetrate solid materials like concrete or blocks or make its way into any crack or crevice found on your property without you even being aware that the damage is being done. When you experience water damage from a leak, it’s important to know how to get help to address the water damage in your home, starting with finding a remediation company like SERVPRO.
What to look for in a water damage remediation company
A professional water damage repair restoration specialist can help you address water issues in your home, regardless of the cause. Highly trained technicians know what to do to repair and restore your home, regardless of how extensive the damage is. When looking for a water damage remediation company to help you should you experience water damage, look for:
- A well-established company with a good reputation
- 24-hour emergency service
- Highly trained professionals
- A variety of tools to address water damage and restoration
- Advanced water inspection skills
- A proven process that uses inspection, assessment, extraction, drying, repair, and restoration
It’s important to work with a local company that understands every step of the process needed to restore your home after water damage occurs, from assessing the situation to communicating restoration options with the homeowner to addressing the water damage in your home,
Causes for water damage in your home
SERVPRO technicians respond to a variety of water damage situations, providing customers with a solution to each one in detail. There are many reasons why a home might experience water damage, from torrential storms to overflowing bathtubs or sinks to burst pipes or an overflowing pool. There may also be issues concerning washing machines or dishwashers, another common cause of a household flood or water damage situation. A malfunctioning appliance can flood your home within minutes, leaving little time to react and causing considerable damage to your flooring, furniture, and belongings, or even leading to additional hazards that make it hard to recover. With so many ways a home may become damaged by water, it’s important to know a company you can trust should water damage occur.
Why you need an experienced water remediation company
Water damage restoration involves several steps, from assessment to removing water, to drying out the home to restoring belongings. All the situations above introduce various kinds of damage. Flooding from an storm may bring dirty water into the home. A flooded pool could bring chlorinated water into the home. A broken washing machine may flood your home with soapy or bleach-tainted water. If a water heater bursts, water, and sediment can cause significant issues. Knowing how to address the damage from the water and what kind of repair will be done is important for effective restoration. It takes specialized equipment and infrared moisture detectors to get water out and more importantly, a knowledgeable professional who knows how to use the equipment. Cleaning, deodorization, and sanitation technicians with the proper IICRC certification provide you with your best opportunity for recovery, regardless of how the damage was done. SERVPRO knows how to address any kind of water damage from beginning to end so your home is restored back to pre-water damage condition.
If you experienced water damage in your home, don’t hesitate to call the experts at SERVPRO of Central Phoenix 24/7 to get you the help you need. Call us at 602-386-4268 and we’ll be there to help you recover.