How Fast Should A Homeowner Start Water Mitigation Processes in an Inundated Ridgefield Home?
SERVPRO Commits to Reach Affected Properties Within Four Hours to Ensure We Halt the Deterioration of the Materials Exposed to Water
Although water spills in Ridefield can happen as you attend to other important matters, you should not delay restoration. Passage of time can worsen the situation leading to expensive repair bills. When SERVPRO takes over the restoration task, Ridgefield homeowners do not have to worry about the interruptions such an incident can present since we handle all aspects.
How much delay is enough to complicate water mitigation efforts in Ridgefield?
Any delay has a negative impact since deterioration starts within minutes and continues over hours, days, or weeks that follow if you take that long to take action. The problems that develop within minutes include:
- Furniture in saturated areas leaching, causing stains in carpets
- Furniture finishes turning white if they are moisture sensitive
- Dyes in fabrics or upholstery run
In most cases, it is hard to respond instantly to a water loss incident, especially when it involves significant amounts of water. What you should not hesitate to do is contact a restoration company so that they can arrange to reach your property before further deterioration after hours or days of exposure.
What kind of damage should be expected after hours of exposure?
- Saturated carpets delaminate
- Household odors become glaringly obvious, amplified by humidity
- Wooden furniture and installations swell
Most of these problems are permanent, thus necessitating replacement of the affected items. Our SERVPRO technicians find ways to prevent these problems. For instance, we mix water-based deodorizers with cleaning solutions to eliminate any foul odor immediately. We also use advanced moisture control procedures such as tented drying to reverse swelling in wood and prevent cracking.
Seeking help immediately after water spills can prevent severe outcomes. Call SERVPRO of Danbury / Ridgefield at (203) 791-0920 to help deal with any incident, “Like it never even happened.”
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