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The Quick Destruction of Water Damage | SERVPRO Of Gillette, Sheridan

5/9/2022 (Permalink)

a bathroom sink showing signs of a water leak SERVPRO of Gillette, Sheridan is your 24/7 water restoration expert. Call us right away if you need immediate service.

Do you have a faucet in your home that sometimes drips? What about a small spot of residual water damage from a troublesome dishwasher? Small instances of water damage can often be overlooked, but they can actually cause long-term and costly damage in your home.

An average household leak can waste up to 10,000 gallons of water in a year.

Water damage can progress quickly through walls, floors and softer surfaces in your home. It is crucial to recognize the damage and act accordingly to give your home the best chance of drying out in a timely manner.

Here’s a quick rundown of the timeline to water damage in your home:

In the First 24 Hours

If you live in a house, there is a one in four chance of a flood causing water damage in your home within a 30-year period in a high-risk area. Considering the change in seasons, the snow melt and the increased risk of tornadoes this time of year in Wyoming, it is more important than ever to have a plan to handle any unexpected water in your residence.

Your reaction in the first 24 to 48 hours after flooding or water damage will make the difference in the degree of long-term damage. Unfortunately, even the quickest of responses may not be able to salvage the more fragile and water-sensitive materials in your home.

Books, photographs, magazines and other fragile possessions are especially vulnerable to immediate and irreparable damage. They can warp, swell or simply be ruined by the water.

Our mentality at SERVPRO Gillette, Sheridan is to restore your materials, not replace them. We understand how precious keepsakes in your home can be, and we try our best to preserve these items for you.

If we find that we cannot save a certain item or keepsake, it will be communicated to you. That said, these types of things are usually removed from your home first to expedite their drying process.

Within the First Week

After the first 24 hours, water damage will spread quickly if not addressed. Mold grows in this timeframe, and it can begin to affect the internal structures of your home.

Additionally, soft surfaces such as wood structures, furniture and walls will become increasingly compromised. Even metal will start corroding.

After One Week

After a week of untreated damage, excess moisture will increase your risk of irreversible structural damage, and it can get more expensive to repair with each passing day.

How SERVPRO Will Help

SERVPRO’s restoration process begins with the first call, optimally by the 24-hour mark. We start with a thorough extraction of water and then move on to cleaning, sanitizing and deodorizing your floors and furniture.

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 to prevent lingering, unnoticed moisture.

After the initial dryout process, additional work may need to be done, ranging from minor damage repairs to entire structural rebuilds in various rooms of your home.

Thankfully, SERVPRO of Gillette, Sheridan is able to handle the restoration process as well as the rebuilding process to help you get back on your feet and back into your home as soon as possible.

Regardless of the type of water damage sustained, SERVPRO has the tools and teams to help your home or business recover. Contact us 247 when you need a dependable team to help you recover.

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