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I Have Water Damage in My House. Now What? | SERVPRO of Houston County

8/15/2023 (Permalink)

Pool of water sitting on top of a herringbone patterned wood floor with furniture nearby If you discover water damage in your home or business, call SERVPRO of Houston County right away.

You may not give much thought to water on a daily basis. You turn on the faucet or start a new cycle for the washing machine and the water magically comes on and serves a purpose.

Most of the time in our homes, water is used in a controlled way. That’s unlike how it works in nature, where it can be powerful and unbridled. Sometimes, though, water gets out of control in a house, too.

When water ends up in your house where it doesn’t belong, it can quickly be a disaster, causing damage to your home’s structure and your belongings. Whether your damage is from a small leak in the kitchen sink or a major hole in the roof sending rain into your attic, it can quickly become a high-dollar affair.

While you certainly want to do everything you can to prevent water damage, if it strikes, you should know what to do next. Keep reading to get the facts.

Your First Moves

When disaster strikes, the faster you can respond, the better your outcome. The longer water damage is allowed to fester, the more likely you are to experience other, more costly damage, including structural damage and mold growth.

Your first step is to find the source of the water damage. Search out leaks or uncover appliance malfunctions. Once you find the source, cut it off or stem the tide. You should know where your water cutoff is so you can quickly turn the water off when a problem occurs.

Because water combining with electrical devices is a major hazard, it’s also important to cut off electricity in the outlets near the water. Never walk through any standing water, since it can hide hazards.

Once you’ve taken these steps to protect yourself and your family, call SERVPRO®. Because we are available 247, we’re ready to jump into action as soon as you call.

The Water Damage Restoration Process

Our water damage restoration process begins immediately when you call. We will ask you a series of questions to gather information about the extent and type of damage. We will also request that you snap a few pictures of the that can be shared with your insurance provider to expedite your claim.

From there, actual restoration begins. Our water damage restoration experts will bring industry-leading drying equipment into the home to dry up all the water present. This includes visible puddles, but also includes minute droplets that aren’t visible to the naked eye.

During this time, we’ll also be focused on removing and drying out soft materials and your belongings so that we can save as much as possible. We practice a “restore vs. replace” mentality in our restoration work.

Think your water damage situation is too big for us to handle? Think again! No matter how substantial the size of your disaster, we’re here to help. If you have water more than an inch in your home, call in our professionals. We will provide you with the restoration services needed to mitigate the damage—and the construction work needed to return your home to preloss condition.

Do you have water damage in your home? Call us for fast and complete restoration.

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