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Water Damage 101

6/3/2016 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Damage 101 Water damage can cause serious havoc to your home in Frederick. SERVPRO of Lafayette/Louisville can clean and restore your home quickly!

SERVPRO Can Restore Your Water Damaged Home

The process of lowering or preventing how much water damage which occurs after a permeating leak or flood, water mitigation prevents additional damage by taking the right actions, and taking them fast.


After plumbing failures or when a storm causes water to flood your home or business, water mitigation is needed. Damaged walls, soaked rugs, warped flooring, and ruined furniture are just the beginning if mitigation is not started quickly.

There are specific steps which need to be taken to lower the destruction to your property and prevent more water damage, plus restore your property to its full value.

When You Should Call for Water Mitigation

Water damage in Frederick that is seeping is pervasive, progressive and can mean that valuable objects get damaged permanently, especially if you do not have professionals come out within the first forty-eight hours.

Many times, water damage is due to a failure in plumbing. There are steps that can be taken immediately if moisture seeps into anything valuable to lower how much long-term damage will result.

Steps to take as soon as you realize there is flood damage: 

    Keep calm so you can remain thinking clearly.
    Get in touch with our technicians at SERVPRO.
    Stop flooding by shutting off any water source or closing the water main.
    Before unplugging or taking out any electrical devices from submerged areas, or wet carpeting, you need to shut down the electrical breaker. Put aluminum foil under feet or legs of any furniture that is in contact with water or wet carpeting to stop staining which can be permanent.
    Lift any draperies or curtains out of the water or away from the wet carpet.

List and tack any skirts on upholstered furniture 

    Take out papers, books, shoes, fabrics, potted plants or other items which can stain wet carpeting.

Do not do these things: 

    Use your vacuum, as electrical shock can result, plus you could damage the equipment.
    Put newspaper talk walk on in traffic areas. Newspaper ink will easily transfer to wet carpet fibers, resulting in staining which can be permanent.
    Walk on carpeting more than you need to, as this will keep damage spreading to areas that are unaffected.

Don’t Delay Calling Us

Companies with just equipment for drying carpeting or shop vacuums can’t stop water from wicking under molding and baseboards, up walls, or into sill plates. Water will soak through your coverings of your floor into subflooring, which eventually will cause damage to rooms underneath.

If the humidity inside the building is not controlled, objects which are undamaged from the original flood could be ruined from a result of absorbing moisture that is in the air. Structures which aren’t dried out fast enough or correctly will become a growth spot for mold, making it necessary for even more professional mold removal services.
 
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Immediately after experiencing any water damage, get ahold of the technicians at SERVPRO of Lafayette/Louisville by dialing (303) 604-6607 anytime. We can come out, assess your damage, and begin drying out your property to prevent further damages and get you back up and running in no time.

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