General Facts about Water Damage
No matter how hard you try, a water damage disaster is never 100% preventable. SERVPRO of Minnetonka wants you to be as prepared as possible if a disaster takes place. Our expert technicians will walk you through every step along the way so that you are informed of everything going on in your home or commercial building.
5 Water Damage Facts
Minor existing leaks can lead to major problems.
Preventative maintenance may stop water damage accidents from occurring and if your plumbing is not properly maintained, your insurance may not cover the costs with general wear and tear. If you don't repair or keep an eye on your minor leaks, it may lead to extensive water damage.
Water contamination comes in three different types.
Set up by the IICRC, White water (category 1), Gray Water (category 2), and Black water (category 3) are the three varieties of water damage.
White water comes from a sanitary source and poses no threat to people or animals.
Dirty water comes from places such as a washing machine or a dishwasher. There is some level on contamination within these machines that have the potential to harm animals or humans.
Black water is the most minacious of the categories because this category often results from flood water or sewage posing the largest threat to humans and animals.
Time is of the essence.
To no surprise, the longer that water is sitting in your home or commercial building, the more issues will arise. Water damage is extremely invasive and gives no care in the world about personal space. Seeping in the cracks and crevices, water that sits in one spot can damage drywall, mold and mildew may spread, and paint can blister. Call 952-473-48387 right away to address any issues you may have.
Once the standing water is gone, your problems aren't necessarily solved.
Moisture can hide within the walls, underneath floors, and hard to reach areas allowing the opportunity for mold to grow. Given the right circumstances, mold can grow as soon as 24-48 hours. It is pertinent that mold be taken care of right away as it can spread rapidly, causing an upward spike in your costs.
Different materials require different cleaning protocols.
Water damage can be tricky. Depending on the extent of the damage and the affected materials, not all items may be salvageable. Concrete and harder surfaces can normally be fixed whereas soaked drywall, ceiling tiles, and insulation may need to be tossed. SERVPRO of Minnetonka has a restore vs. replace mentality to lower your overall costs.
For any of your water damage questions, comments, or concerns call us today at 952-473-4837. SERVPRO of Minnetonka will make it "Like it never even happened."