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Water Damage Loss Recovery

6/3/2019 (Permalink)

Water damage can originate from a variety of sources, and damages may be widespread. Broken pipes, sewage backup, leaks from appliances, bad weather, and roof leakage are all common sources of water damage. Even an upstairs neighbor’s leaky washing machine can cause water damage and mold growth in your home. Water can damage your personal property and the contents of your home, leaving you with extensive damage to mitigate. Such damages may include destruction of wood floors, tiles, wooden frames, drywall, or sub-flooring, and these damages can sometimes be difficult to detect before they become extensive.

Water-related disasters can strike at any time, often suddenly or unexpectedly. Due to the nature of water damage, the effects usually take some amount of time to show up. Issues like separation and splitting of wood and other types of finishes or furnishings may not show up until much later, and mold growth may not be initially apparent.

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Proper emergency response is critical in the first 24 hours following a water loss. Damaged items should be removed immediately, and the process of drying out those items should begin as soon as possible. Wet carpet needs to be completely pulled in order to eliminate conditions that could lead to mold growth or further damage. Simply using a blower to dry carpet from an uplifted corner isn’t enough; often, the padding may also be soaked and in need of replacement.  

How water loss is handled in these first moments after the damage appears is a critical factor that can have a big impact on the outcome of your property damage claim, so it’s imperative to have an experienced and properly trained professional by your side to guide you through the steps.

Since water losses are the most frequent type of insurance losses, and that's why SERVPRO has paired with numerous insurance companies across the U.S. to help the process run more efficiently.  At SERVPRO of Greenville/Troy/Andalusia, we can help you navigate the complex and highly-technical world of water damage losses and ensure you are completely taken care of after your loss.

Contact us about your water damage loss recovery today. (334) 371-7378

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