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Calling a Water Damage Pro vs. Doing it Yourself

1/15/2022 (Permalink)

green air movers blowing air through plastic pipe into wall In this 3-story modular, we tracked the water migration to the bottom level and dried these cavities without major demo.

On any given day, home water damages affect up to 14,000 people! It can happen at any time for a myriad of reasons. In the panic of the moment deciding if you should clean it up yourself or call someone can be emotionally difficult to process.

If you're thinking, "I'll just call my brother-in-law and we'll clean this up with some shop vacs.... think again!" Water is an interesting animal and is never predictable in the direction it goes. While sucking up the standing water and opening your doors and windows can help prevent long term damage, calling a water damage restoration pro is the option to ensure your home doesn't sustain long term damage.

In most instances, events are covered by a homeowner's insurance policy and your out of pocket expense will be limited. 

Plus, a water damage professional at SERVPRO will do these three things to get you back to "Like it never even happened."

  1. Using state of the art moisture detection equipment, we will identify the exact extent the water migrated so nothing is left out and mold becomes an issue later.
  2. SERVPRO will place professional drying equipment such as air movers, dehumidifiers, and air scrubbers to dry the structure and contents back to a preloss state.
  3. By daily monitoring, we produce a job file to "tell the story" back to your insurance company and give you the peace of mind that when we leave, all evidence of water damage is gone.

Here are SERVPRO, we will communicate through the process and help you with any questions. Take this review from a recent commercial client: "We used the Mount Airy location of SERVPRO recently for water clean up. From the first phone call to communication afterwards the experience was superb!! Mike Gosnell was wonderful to work with and answered all questions I ask him. Customer Service at its best!! I would highly recommend them to anyone who needs their services!!"