Water Damage in Your North Kenosha Home | SERVPRO® of North Kenosha County
A defective fixture, like a leaky faucet, might appear irrelevant right now. However, you don’t want to ignore any issues in your home that have to do with water. The average household leak can waste up to 10,000 gallons of water in a year.
Water damage advances quickly, saturating floors and delicate surfaces. It’s vital to resolve the issue immediately to get the best outcome.
Here is a timetable of how water damage progresses:
Your North Kenosha County home has a one in four chance of a flood in a 30-year time span in a high-risk region. Because of this, you need to know what to do next.
The first 24 to 48 hours after flooding or water damage are essential because the damage sets in so quickly. Delicate items and upholstery will soak through, and wooden structures can swell from moisture. Possessions like books and photos are particularly vulnerable to water and may be ruined immediately.
We operate with a “restore vs. replace” mindset to save any precious keepsakes. On the off chance any materials can’t be salvaged, we will let you know.
After the initial 24 hours, water damage will advance rapidly. Permeable surfaces like wood or upholstery will become increasingly compromised, and metal surfaces will start corroding.
You want to avoid letting moisture sit for an extended period at all costs because some effects may be catastrophic or irreversible. As time goes on, the costs and efforts to restore the structure will increase significantly, and the risks associated with structural damage are greater.
SERVPRO’s restoration process begins with the first call, preferably within the first 24 hours. Service work normally starts with a thorough extraction of water.
This helps prevent the spread of water in the structure and reduces drying time. After the bulk of the water has been removed, our specialists will use industry-leading drying equipment to remove the water you can’t see.
After these initial steps, your home may need construction work to get your property back to its preloss condition. This step could include minor repairs or rebuilding entire areas of your home.
We can help you through this arduous process by handling both the initial damage mitigation and rebuilding the affected areas. SERVPRO will keep you up to date on every step and have you back in your home or business in no time.
Regardless of the type of water damage sustained, SERVPRO has the tools and teams to help your home or business recover. Contact us 24⁄7 when you need a dependable team to help you recover.