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Why Water Damage Restoration is Important

4/28/2021 (Permalink)

photo of water pooling out under a door as a result of a water loss/ leak Leaving a leak or water loss event will cause more damage down the line. Don't wait, call your local SERVPRO profesioals today, 904-290-4040!

If you are experiencing water damage in your home, it is crucial to seek restoration services as quickly as possible. We know you may want to wait and see how bad the damage is before calling someone in, but the longer you wait and the longer the damage sits, the more damaging to your property it will be. 

Keep reading for more reasons as to why you should call in a professional as soon as possible when you experience flooding, major leaks, or any form of water damage. 

Why You Should Seek Water Damage Restoration as Quickly as Possible

1. Prevent Mold Development

After your home has been exposed to excess water due to flooding or leaks, microbial growth can begin to develop within 48-72 hours, which could potentially cause health effects. Mold develops on porous surfaces such as drywall, ceiling tiles, upholstery, carpet and carpet padding, and also wood materials. These items need to be thoroughly dried to reduced the chance of microbial growth due to excess moisture. 

2. Preserve as Much Property as Possible

One of the main goals of water damage restoration is preservation. Professionals use special tools and techniques, including pumping and vacuuming out excess water, then drying and dehumidifying any absorbent surfaces. With this approach, remediation teams will aim to preserve as much of your property as possible. However, some items, such as shelves, clothing, ductwork, and drapery, may need to be replaced, depending on the level of damage present.

3. Minimize Future Issues

Prompt response and dry-out services help reduce the odds of experiencing future issues. When water is absorbed, it can weaken wood structures and walls, potentially leading to cracks in the concrete foundation. Removing the water and excess moisture from your home and surfaces will help prevent widespread damage from occurring in your home later down the line. 

If you are experiencing water damage and are in need of restoration services, SERVPRO of South Fleming Island/ North Bradford County is ready to respond 24/7/365. Locally owned and operated, we have been helping residents of Fleming Island and surrounding Clay County areas with quick assistance to water loss events. In addition to water damage restoration, we also specialize in fire damage restoration, mold mitigation, storm response, and a variety of professional deep cleaning services. Call us at 904-290-4040 for more information or to schedule a free estimate! 

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