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Why Use Professionals for Water Damage

7/18/2022 (Permalink)

Water damage in your home is always a serious matter. Whether it’s a leaky washing machine or an inch of water in your basement, it’s never a good idea to try and take on the task yourself. Cleaning up water damage properly takes the right training and tools to make sure the job is done right.

Here are a few reasons why it’s important to call a professional company like us here at SERVPRO of Richmond and SERVPRO of Henrico to help with your home’s water damage.

  • Safety
    • Any time there is water entering your home from the outside, whether from rain or a flood, it is considered category three or black water. This means that the water has potentially a large amount of contamination and could cause harm to your or your family if you try and clean it up without the proper protective gear.
  • Tools
    • Simply put, soaking up the visible water with towels and using household fans to try and dry out the area is almost never enough. Water can seep behind walls, under flooring, and cause damage anywhere it touches. Our team is constantly training with the latest tools like water extractors, hygrometers, and thermal imaging, to help ensure that no hidden pockets of moisture are missed.
  • Efficiency
    • When it comes to water damage time is truly one of the biggest factors in the amount of damage that is caused. Water will continue to degrade your property until it is completely dried out, and mold can start to grow in less than 24 hours. It is essential that your water damage is addressed as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Working in the restoration industry, our teams understand just how much damage can be caused by water and know the importance of getting your home back to preloss conditions as soon as possible. If your property has suffered from water damage please give us a call or fill out our online form and let us know how we can help to get your home back to “Like it never even happened.”

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