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Why Should You Use A 24 Hour Emergency Service For Flooding?

4/27/2021 (Permalink)

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Why Should You Use A 24 Hour Emergency Service For Flooding?

Homes are one of the most expensive purchases a person may get. Unless you want to throw all of the money you spend out the window, you should always maintain the property you get. You can expect to spend 1-4% of your home's value on maintenance fees. 

Be careful though. The cost for regular maintenance will turn into costly repairs should you hold them off later. It's more of a grave mistake if you are dealing with issues like water damage.

Seek a 24-hour emergency service ASAP in these cases. Keep reading to learn why flooding requires rapid intervention. 

How Soon Does Water Damage Occur?

Ever notice how paper you spill with water is never the same? You can consider a similar effect to your home if you have flooding in your home. The look of your walls changes and damage may be evident within minutes. 

Dealing with water damage is a race against time. The longer you allow the water to sit, the worse it will get. However, if you discover and address water damage once you see it, very little damage will occur. Extensive flooding can attack your walls as well as your belongings. 

Allowing the water to seep through the walls can cause structural issues with the house. Hard floors may swell from the excess water. The ceilings may also start to crack. Rotting can begin within a few hours and cause odor as well. 

The two most important factors when dealing with water damage is determining how much water you have and the rate it's traveling. Knowing both will help you determine how fast damage will occur as it does vary. 

Actions To Take With Water Flooding

The longer you wait to correct water damage, the more likely you are to be left with major damages. Waiting will cost your more too which makes it an implausible option. It's a good idea to do what you can first as you contact a 24-hour emergency plumbing service to help you.

You should start by removing as much of the water as you can by yourself. Depending on how deep the water is you may need a bucket, mop, cloth, or combination of the three to help you. Your eyes are also your best friend in assessing possible water damage. 

Homeowners who live in states such as Florida are most prone to dealing with water damage. Florida isn't only known for its hot climate. Floridians have to deal with tropical storms and are at the highest risk of water damage during hurricane season

Extensive water damage is not something you want to handle on your own. Cleaning the water is not the only problem you have to remember about. Getting in touch with water restoration companies can save your home. 

SERVPRO: A Timely and Affordable 24-Hour Emergency Home Service

SERVPRO is a company in Florida that offers prompt damage control for residences and business properties. We are a 24-hour emergency flood service you can count on.

We have highly trained specialists who will come in, clean up, and restore damages (such as water flooding) before the problem gets worse. Contact us for damage control at an affordable price. 

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