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Why Water Damages Shouldn’t Wait

7/22/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO crew cleaning up a water damage with SERVPRO logo Water Damages Shouldn't Wait! We're Here to Help, 24/7/365.

As property owners throughout the Panhandle of Florida know all too well, water damages can, and will happen.  While there is no fortunate time for a water damage to occur, frequently these issues come at the least opportune time, such as the middle of the night or on a holiday.  Because it is imperative that water damages DO NOT wait, SERVPRO of Bay County offers 24 hour a day, 7 day a week, emergency response to begin the mitigation process.  You may ask, but WHY shouldn’t water damages wait?  What difference will a few hours or a couple of days make?

  • Structural Damage – Water can travel surprisingly quickly through crevices, both visible and hidden, and into porous materials. Wood flooring, baseboard, and drywall can easily retain a large amount of water, leading to extended structural damage.  The faster the mitigation process takes place, the less time these materials have to absorb additional water, which can result in the ability to restore vs. replace items that were affected.
  • Secondary Damage – In as little as 48 hours, with the right temperature and material conditions, microbial growth can begin to form in water damaged areas. By reducing the amount of time that elevated moisture is present within a structure, the likelihood of growth is also reduced.
  • Odor – Over time, moist materials can begin to smell musty, leading to an odor throughout your home or business. These odors can be difficult to remove; the best course of action is to begin extraction and structural drying before odor begins.
  • Aesthetics – Water damage over time can lead to staining of walls and ceilings, bubbling of paint, peeling of wallpaper, buckling of flooring, and a host of other issues. Along with not being good for the structure of the property, these things are not visually pleasing.  Whether attracting customers to your business, or welcoming friends into your home, none of these issues are something you will want to contend with.

No matter when, or where in Bay County, you water damage strikes, our team is available and ready to help.  We take great pride in providing the highest possible level of customer service during these stressful situations and will work with both you and your insurance carrier to make your damage “Like it never even happened.”  To learn more about our various services, request assistance, or for any other questions, please give our office a call: 850-785-1077.

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