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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

It's the Water you don't See that Causes the Most Damage

8/2/2018 (Permalink)

This water damage in a homeowner's basement is evident by the wet footprints made in the carpeting

Home is Meant to Be your Safe Haven

Your home is most often a place of relaxation and safety, but when water starts to leak, your home could become a source of stress very fast. The possibility of harmful mold, rotting wood, and other unseen damages could affect the structure of your home and the health of your loved ones if it isn't addressed fast enough. Once you see the signs of a leak or water damage, it's time to call the professionals at SERVPRO of Western O'Fallon/Wentzville. These re the most common signs of water damages:

  • Musty smells
  • Mold growth on surfaces inside of home 
  • paint peeling away from walls
  • floors warping or buckling
  • Sagging in walls and ceilings is a sign of retained water that must be extracted
  • Discolored patches along walls or ceiling that may appear as a stain
  • Water pooling next to house with rain

If you notice any of these signs in your home you can trust SERVPRO of Western O'Fallon/ Wentzville professionals to safely clean and restore your home with the following procedures:

  • Identify source and type of water
  • Measure temperature and humidity for drying analysis
  • Survey the extent of damage and inspect the premises for any other hidden moisture
  • Perform emergency water extraction
  • move and block furniture and contents
  • Inspect carpeting along with the carpet padding and provide service
  • Apply necessary treatments such as disinfectants or deodorization
  • Utilize advanced drying and monitoring equipment
  • Dispose of debris

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