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How To Assess Water Damage

5/25/2022 (Permalink)

For property owners, flooding and leakages are nightmares to deal with. These incidents can be devastating, especially when unexpected. Even worse is the extensive water damage which is left behind in their wake. This all creates a stressful issue for property owners, which many have trouble navigating. It is best to confront the issue of water damage sooner rather than later, and with SERVPRO, this process becomes as uncomplicated as possible.

SERVPRO guides property owners through the beginning stages of tackling water damage, allowing for them to stress less as they restore their properties to their pre-damage states. If you are noticing water damage, contact our SERVPRO professionals at (941) 747-2333. You can expect the following actions to be taken when SERVPRO professionals inspect your property.

At the start of your inspection, the first priority will be to identify and stop the water source which caused the damage. This is necessary as, without it, the eventual drying and restoration processes may be hindered. At this stage, SERVPRO professionals will also begin checking for water contamination. Levels of water contamination are split into three categories. Category One is clean water, Category Two is gray water, and Category Three is black water. Accurately identifying the classification of water contamination is crucial, as it has an impact on the restoration process which SERVPRO executes under standards set industry guidelines.

From there, professionals will begin to examine the property to evaluate the level of damage present. As the moisture from water damage can spread far, this examination allows for a more complete understanding of the unique needs of a property.

Throughout the process, communicate openly with SERVPRO professionals. Known safety issues such as lead or asbestos should be brought to the attention of these professionals promptly, as safety problems will be searched for as well during the inspection. The final actions taken as water damage is assessed will be moving furniture. This is done to block certain items, warding off potential rusting hazards. This precaution also prevents stains from forming on wet carpet surfaces.

Do not attempt to remedy the issue on your own! There are a huge range of risks when dealing with water damage. It is best left to those trained for this.

SERVPRO of East Bradenton / Lakewood Ranch is outfitted with highly trained professionals that can help you get past water damage. Call us at 941-747-2333 today.

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