The Steps Following a Water Disaster at Your House | SERVPRO of Conway & Faulkner Counties
We all rely on the constant flow of water in our homes on a daily basis. We pump water through our pipes to wash our dishes, rinse our clothes, make dinner and even brew that perfect first cup of morning coffee. Water is an incredibly powerful resource that we have the privilege to have in our homes.
However, water also has the potential to be really problematic in our homes if it winds up where it shouldn’t be. In addition to burst pipes and appliance malfunctions, Mother Nature can also send rain from above to wreak havoc. In fact, we have had a really volatile storm season so far that has left many of our community members struggling with storm damage and resulting water damage.
While it is always better to take steps to avoid water damage altogether, sometimes it’s just not possible due to accidents or the forces of nature. Thankfully, SERVPRO® of Conway & Faulkner Counties is here to help!
Discovering a water leak can sometimes be a shock, especially if there is a lot of it or if it is flowing into your home quickly. You need to act just as quickly to control the situation before it gets worse. Water will seep and leak into every available crevice in minutes, and it can be impossible to dry up on your own if it gets under your floor or behind your walls.
If the water leak is due to a faulty pipe or appliance, shut off the water supply by closing the appropriate water valve. If your home was damaged in a storm and the rain is coming in, you may just have to wait it out with a bucket to catch the drips until the threat has passed.
Remember, wading through standing water in your home is never a good idea. Live electrical wires or sharp debris may be lurking under the surface. Go around or avoid the area entirely.
Now it’s time to call SERVPRO. Our team is here 24⁄7 to respond to your call for help, and we are ready to respond as soon as you reach out to us.
Our first phone call with you will involve a lot of questions to help us better understand your situation. While we are chatting, start taking some photos of the damage. This will help us create a more robust plan for you, and it will also help make your insurance claims process easier.
Once our team arrives at your door, we can get to work cleaning and drying out your space. We will bring in air movers and blowers to get things dried out, and we will also focus on saving your possessions. Soft materials can often be dried out completely with the right training and tools, so we work quickly and efficiently to avoid irreversible damages. After everything is dry, we will clean, sanitize and deodorize the space.
We can also handle any repairs that are needed! Even just a few drops of water can cause warped walls or wood, so we will pinpoint each area of your home that requires repairs and jump right into action. We won’t stop working for you until you are 100% satisfied with the final product.
You can rely on SERVPRO of Conway & Faulkner Counties to take your home from wet and soggy to dry and repaired in the blink of an eye. Call us to get started today.
Do you have water damage in your home? Call us for fast and complete restoration.