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Dealing With Water Damage

10/10/2016 (Permalink)

Water Damage Dealing With Water Damage Keep your house well maintained. But if you find damage, call SERVPRO asap!

Minor Excess Water Can Turn into Extensive Damage

As the rain begins to fall a little more often, now is the time to inspect your home in order to prevent or at least ameliorate the effects. Storm flooding is not very common in this area of Alabama, but that is not the only source.

SERVPRO understands that Brentwood water damage can start with the smallest leak. A drain that has pulled away from its connection to the gutter, now allows the rainfall to travel out of the gutter, down the wall of your home and directly into the ground around the foundation. If no one is outside in the rain or makes a complete check of the system in good weather, then it can go unnoticed until another sign makes itself known.

What many homeowners first notice is the musty odor that indicates water has gotten into their house and has now begun to compromise wood, drywall, carpets and perhaps even their HVAC system. As they try to track down the source of the odor, then stains both inside and outside the home are discovered.

If called in at this point, our inspectors can determine the origin of the water damage and how to deal with it. If it is not extensive yet, then our technicians will be able to use the blowers and exhaust fans in our equipment inventory to remove excess moisture from the affected areas. If there is a threat of mold infestation, dehumidifiers are used as well. Drywall is especially vulnerable to water damage and mold infestation and should be treated as quickly as possible. These same machines are used to restore carpets and padding. We also keep on hand specialized heaters and vacuums to extract water from carpets as well as wood flooring.

Despite best efforts, there are times that water damage is going to happen. SERVPRO of Montgomery is a locally owned franchise that maintains a 24hr response team to support its neighbors. If you are concerned about possible damage from recent storms, or wish to schedule an inspection, call us at (334) 284-1612 today.

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