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Flood Damage Results in Damage to Your Home and Possessions

10/12/2016 (Permalink)

Flooding in Worcester Calls on SERVPRO for Restoration

Rely on SERVPRO To Extract Flood Waters and Mitigate Damage

According to FloodSmart.gov, all 50 states have experienced natural flood events in the last five years, and flooding is ranked as the number one natural disaster in the U.S. As for in-home flooding caused by plumbing failure, water damage, and freezing pipes make up over 21% of all insurance claims.

Flood damage in Worcester is always a possibility. However, if you have experienced this type of event, you do not have to spend any extra time worrying about this traumatic event. Call the experts. Our SERVPRO professionals are incredibly understanding and sensitive to your experience. Flooding requires the expertise, equipment, and knowledge that we possess.
 
Act Quickly After Flood Damage
Once water has flooded your home, be it from natural to failure infrastructure factors, it is crucial that you immediately call on SERVPRO professionals to deal with the aftermath. Fast action is imperative because flood damage is unlike small leaks. Flood damage has the capability of ruining nearly everything it touches in your home. This includes furniture, electronics, appliances, cabinetry, carpeting/flooring, and even your walls.
 
Flood Water Damage Within the First Hour
The types of flood damage that occur in the first hour of a water event typically cannot be prevented. The water intrusion is both massive and rapid. Whether from a storm surge, rising groundwater, or a burst water main, the initial water attack can cause significant loss. Your home's structural integrity, carpet staining from furniture, curtains, and other items that bleed color can all be damaged requiring rapid drying for a chance at restoration. SERVPRO has the certified technicians to deal with wetted documents, books, photographs, and other sensitive material.
 
Flood Water Damage Within the First Day
A lot of destruction can occur if your flooding event goes a single day without attention or remediation. After the initial damage of the flooding and exposure to the water, there are additional types of damage that can occur within the first 24 hours. While not all are irreversible, they can certainly create serious problems and lasting issues if water extraction is not performed.
 
Flood damage within the first 4 hours will harm furniture/furniture legs; warping and cupping of hardwood flooring, the ruin of drywall, waterlogged carpets and padding and appliances. Typically, groundwater contains contaminants such as fecal matter, pathogens, plant and soil debris and possible combustible materials and chemicals that will require specific PPE (personal protection equipment) for safe removal.

Contact Us
Do not let prolonged flooding exposure ruin your home. Contact SERVPRO of South Worcester at (508) 757-7885. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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