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Water Damage Can Cause Damage Quickly, Act Quick!

9/26/2019 (Permalink)

Orange SERVPRO house logo with a backdrop of rainy weather Floods, rainstorms and ice storms can become massive water damage threats to homes in Portage County.

Floods, rainstorms and ice storms can become massive water damage threats to homes in Portage County. Facilities plagued with such water problems this season must take quick action 

Water damage can mean much more to a house than just wet carpets. There are other common problems houses face when water wreaks havoc on property, such as indoor air quality problems. Mold and mildew grow rapidly in damp, humid environments, leaving behind an unpleasant smell that permeates floors.

Damage to the building’s structure and foundation also can be an issue. When water sits inside a building for a period of time, the walls, ceilings and floors absorb the water.  Total reconstruction of the building often becomes the only option. 

To minimize water damage, there are two critical steps that need to be taken:

  1. Act fast to assess the situation
  2. Control the environment within the building.

Act Fast and Call an Expert

The absolute first step to take is fast action. The longer the water flows the greater the recovery problem becomes.

In a typical scenario, a team of water damage recovery professionals, such as SERVPRO of Portage County, is dispatched to the site to perform a thorough inspection and fully determine the extent of the damage. A disaster reclamation partner also will develop an intense restoration plan and determine which items are worth restoring and which are better replaced. 

Controlling the Interior Environment

The other key in limiting water damage is to quickly control three conditions: relative humidity, temperature and air circulation.

The most effective way to control these conditions is to employ professional disaster drying that combines air movers with desiccant dehumidifiers. 

Disaster drying often eliminates the need to rip out and replace walls, carpet, floor covering, hardwood floors and the building structure.  On top of that, you preclude the odors and staining caused by mold and mildew. These problems can come back to haunt you weeks later in a superficially dried building.

We know how devastating water damage can be, but we are here to help! Call SERVPRO of Portage County (330) 677-4483 to help get your home restored efficiently.

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