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Our Specialists Explain The Risks Of Water Damage And How To Prevent It In Your Innisbrook Home

3/3/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Our Specialists Explain The Risks Of Water Damage And How To Prevent It In Your Innisbrook Home If you need help with a water issue in your home, contact SERVPRO of Tarpon at (727) 934-5555 now.

The Dangers Of Water Removal And Preventing Damage To Your Innisbrook Home

Personal property damages may seem like a job for the homeowner, but in 99% of cases, it is better handled by a professional. One of the key reasons for this is equipment and knowledge, but an often underrated reason is guarding against secondary damages. Secondary damages could include things like the growth of mold or mildew from hidden damp spots, unpleasant lingering odors or staining on furniture and fittings.

For those reasons, it is essential to use a professional service for water removal in Innisbrook residences. SERVPRO use local technicians who understand the unique architecture of your home and can make an instant impact. We offer reduced call out times as well as the latest proprietary cleaning solutions to ensure a practical solution to your property problem.

Removing standing water is a time sensitive job. The longer standing water is allowed to sit the more likely it is to tap into subfloor or wall cavities and saturate sheetrock or subfloor mats. This type of saturation can quickly cause long term damages. SERVPRO use emergency gas-powered pumps for any standing water above two inches. These equipment are fully submersible and pump water into an open sewer point making them effective at dealing with larger spills.

Once the standing water has gone, it is essential to proceed with caution for the remainder of the service. Fabrics, upholstery, and furniture can be up to 50% weaker when wet which means a heavy-handed approach could easily cause permanent damage. We use portable extraction units that are fitted with lightweight wands to dry rapidly but without the abrasive nature of some drying equipment. Often, we run equipment several times over the same spot to ensure your possessions are restored rather than in need of replacement.

Our last step is to introduce your walls, carpets, and home to anti-microbial treatments. These help to prevent mold growth occurring after a spill and ensure the damage is dealt with at the first time of asking.

If you need help with a water issue in your home, contact SERVPRO of Tarpon at (727) 934-5555 now.

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