Why should my water damage be professionally dried?
If you’ve recently had a severe water intrusion due to leaking pipes, storm flood or other causes, you might be thinking that you can handle it on your own. Keep in mind, though, that cleaning up water damage goes beyond wiping away the residue and letting everything dry. While we understand that you want to save money and maybe you’re a DIY type of person. But water damage can cause serious health problems if not cleaned properly. It can also cost more money if not done properly when you toss in mold remediation costs. And then there is the problem that you can’t see beyond the baseboards and carpet to get the water you’re missing?
The following are some of the advantages of hiring SERVPRO of West Forsyth County.
A lot of people fail to realize how dangerous standing water can be. Depending on the source it could contain bacteria and pathogens, causing you to get sick just by touching it. You could potentially contaminate unaffected areas of your home or business by walking through contaminated water damaged areas.
Hiring SERVPRO of West Forsyth County is a smart choice since we have been trained to know what needs to be done and how to do it safely by IICRC standards. In addition to that, we have the necessary equipment and experience to get the job done right. Getting it done right is important because getting it done wrong or incomplete could cost more money down the road.
Hiring the professional services of SERVPRO West Forsyth is beneficial, as you can be sure that the cleanup will be done properly. This gives you an assurance that you will not face any issues later on.
Mold growth is one of the biggest problems with water damage. Any dampness left in porous materials can create an environment that is susceptible to mold growth. Protect your home from the development of mold by hiring professionals, and having it dried properly.
We use hydrosensors, moisture meters, and infrared cameras to assure we find all the wet materials created by a water damage event. Routinely check common areas that could potentially leak water, such as around the water heater, under sinks, and around toilets. Especially for areas that are not used routinely. Notify a professional if you find areas of concern.
Clean up should be done immediately, preferably within the first 24 hours. Be aware that mold can start to grow within 48-72 hours after porous material are water damaged. Your home can even be a breeding ground for bacteria, mildew and other contaminants if surfaces stay wet for over 48 hours.
In the event of water damage, it should be in your best interest to hire a professional company as soon as possible. Water damage problems can become very serious if left untreated. Our phone 336-946-1131 is monitored 24/7/365. We will call you back within an hour and be on site within four hours for emergency services.
Protect your belongings
Water from leaks, pipe bursts or floods can easily destroy your belongings, furnishings and even your home. While some of your things may be destroyed by water almost immediately, hiring SERVPRO of West Forsyth increases your chance of saving more of your belongings. We know that some things insurance money could not replace. We have restored items as common as the carpet saving you money on a claim, to one off painting of a family member generations removed from today.
For a free copy of a helpful brochure on “what to do until help arrives” call us at 336-946-1131
SERVPRO of West Forsyth County serves Winston Salem, Lewisville, Clemmons, Rural Hall, Pfafftown, Tobaccoville, and surrounding area.