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Water Damage Starts Working Immediately to Destroy Your Home

9/4/2018 (Permalink)

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you arrive home and are shocked to find a flood?  If you imagine yourself calling your mother, your insurance agent and maybe the neighbor to find out whether she has damage, we’d like to re-align your priorities.

Water damage grows exponentially worse, the longer you wait to call SERVPRO of McAllen.

Within a matter of hours, the damage spreads its muggy little tentacles.

mold & mildew get a foothold in your carpets, furnishings and inside the wallwater damage mold removal

standing water breeds microorganisms that cause rot

odor grows more noxious and permanent

drywall is soaked, warped and rendered useless

wood swells and becomes malformed

metal tarnishes and rusts.

At this point, insurance claims start to rise astronomically and the chances of recouping full value drop dramatically. And that’s just the beginning of this horror story. Water damage is real!, within a day or two, fungi appears, showing up as green or black mold or some especially creative-shaped mushrooms. Adhesives lose their grip on your ceramic tile. Wallpaper peels. Wooden door casings swell up. Floors buckle. Fabrics are stained beyond preservation. Papers must be discarded. Paint peels. Electronic components fail. The occupants are at risk from air-borne and water-borne contaminants.

Heard enough?

Priority Call to SERVPRO

We have seen this timeline unfold time and time again and have made a profession out of mediating water damages to homes. That’s why we feel a sense of urgency when a homeowner calls to report a water-damaged home or business. For most people, this is their first go-round with the horror. They are confused and don’t know where to turn. Should you call your brother in Dallas and ask if he’s ever seen such a mess? Call your friend who owns a Construction company ?

 We are perfectly sincere when we say,  No!  SERVPRO should be your first call.

Even if the water entering your home was clean (from a broken water intake pipe, for instance), it quickly turns into a cesspool. Stagnant water is a prime breeding site for organisms that cause disease and damage. Water-soaked materials, even after they start to dry, provide a fine environment for growing a good crop of mold and fungi.

If your first call is to SERVPRO of McAllen , we can arrest the growth of mold before it becomes a serious situation, detracting from your home’s safety, comfort and value.

It’s crtical to attack the situation ASAP. Homeowners sometimes try to dry the affected areas themselves and learn afterward that it’s more complicated than just wiping up the kitchen floor after a spill. Mold spores are all around us. It takes a good soaking to revive them. And then they get the upper hand.

SERVPRO  are experienced mold clean-up, restoration and mold removal experts. You don’t need to call a contractor or your brother-in-law in California. One call to SERVPRO  is enough to launch a professional clean-up job.

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