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How Severely Does Water Damage Affect a Sarasota Home?

1/18/2022 (Permalink)

Sink overflowing; water hitting floor Photo Caption: Unchecked water damage can not only harm your property, but also cause microbial growth.

SERVPRO Evaluates the True Extent of Damage Before Starting Restoration Processes

The apparent effects of water damage are readily identifiable and include inconveniences such as leaving slick surfaces and wet materials that limit access to your property. Physical deterioration of materials is also typical. However, the severity can extend beyond what is readily visible.

Restoration of water damage in Sarasota homes can progress better when you understand the severity of the incident at your property. Letting a professional like SERVPRO handle the repair can help you deal with any level of severity.

Some of the severe issues we handle during water restoration include:
• Structural damage
• Safety hazards
• Microbial growth
Unlike overt issues such as soiling, which you cannot ignore, it is possible for some of the more severe issues to be difficult hidden, and may go entirely or partially unaddressed after remediation. The first thing our SERVPRO technicians do to prevent such outcomes is a thorough evaluation of the affected areas of your property. Using non-invasive approaches such as checking for hidden moisture with an infrared camera can improve the inspection process, eliminating chances of leaving unaddressed moisture.

Water intrusion that results in saturated structural materials (Class 4 water damage) can lead mold growth, dry rot, and warped structural supports. Structural damage is one of the leading causes of safety hazards, especially the risk of collapsing structures and fixtures. The advanced drying actions our SERVPRO crews take during water restoration help prevent or resolve such issues.

Advanced drying techniques involve actions such as:
• Removing wall and ceiling panels
• Removing insulation and other wall fillings
• Drying structural supports through ventilation and dehumidification

Microbial development leads to foul odors and mold, which can have negative health effects. Our SERVPRO technicians apply antimicrobial products to surfaces to assure sanitary conditions, apart from drying all moisture remnants from your property.

SERVPRO of South Sarasota understands that the severity of water damage can extend beyond what you can see and therefore devises solutions to address it, "Like it never even happened." Call us at (941) 552-6319.

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