With Water Damage, Response Time is Critical!
Faster to any size disaster!
Any where in the Charleston Area.
SERVPRO strives to have the best response time possible when we are called for a fire or water damage. Our 1-4-8 policy sets us apart when it comes to taking care of your home or business in the most expeditious manner. Our goal is two-fold: To reduce interruption to your family or business and to make the insurance claim resolution seamless and timely. Dealing with all of the facets of a water damage and insurance claim can be overwhelming. Adding additional frustration and cost to the mix due to a delay in response time is simply unnecessary.
Here is a timeline on how the damage from water can progress over just a few weeks:
WITHIN MINUTES…Water spreads very quickly from source to adjoining rooms. Furniture can stain carpets. Paper items are ruined.Color in carpets can run.Odors, especially pet or smoke, are released from the carpet and pad. Electronics (computer towers, power bars, etc.) can be damaged.
WITHIN HOURS…Wood and cabinets begin to swell, split or delaminate.Drywall begins to disintegrate.Bacteria begins to present and sewage contaminants become airborne.Many metal surfaces will begin to tarnish.Odor becomes stronger and more nauseating.Wooden & Vinyl floors can bubble, buckle or cup.
WITHIN A WEEK…Mold will begin to appear and affected areas will no longer be restorable.Metal surfaces will begin to rust.Mold and mildew can begin to cause health problems.Wood on cabinets or doors and door casings begin to swell.Water will have seeped into the internal areas of furniture increasing the cost of drying, or make drying impossible.
WITHIN WEEKS…Residence may need to be evacuated due to health hazards.Drywall surface beyond the original affected area can be affected by seeping moisture, mold and mildew.Wood on cabinets, doors and casings can split and finishes be destroyed.Original affected area, as well as additional areas covered in mold and mildew, will become unsalvageable and will need to be replaced.
SERVPRO of Greater Northern Charleston is ready for your call. Contact us 24/7 at (843) 552-1226. For non-emergent needs we can also be reached thru the on line Contact Us Form.