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Cracking Water Damage Myths

2/15/2021 (Permalink)

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Water damage can catch you off guard and can be frightening. It must be taken care of as quickly as humanly possible to avoid secondhand damages and lead to further issues. Although this may not be as exciting as a Mythbusters episode, here are six myths that have been uncovered about water damage.

Uncovering the Truth

My insurance won't cover it. Many times people believe that if their home suffers a small flood, the money used to clean up and repair the damages will come straight from their pockets. This is untrue! Although it's very important to be on top of your homeowner's insurance, in most cases it will cover the damages. Each situation is unique but we will work with your insurance company to get you the best plan for your buck!

The water will dry itself. The water that you can see with your own eyes will surely dry, but if there is a flood in your home, water will seep into your walls and underneath your flooring. If you do not take care of the hidden materials that are wet, moisture can lead to the formation of mold. Mold remediation is more complicated and can lead to higher expenses. SERVPRO of Minnetonka has state-of-the-art industrial strength equipment. Let us handle the drying for you. 

It won't stink. Water damaged areas will begin to smell if they are not properly and completely dried out and treated with an antimicrobial. Not only does mold smell bad, but it can cause health effects. Our expert technicians follow a standard procedure to clean, disinfect, and sanitize a wide variety of materials. 

It can wait. Really, it's not a big deal. WRONG. The window between water damage and the growth of mold is extremely short. The second that water hits any surface of your home there is a risk for extensive damage. Even the smallest of water damage situations can lead to serious complications.

My wood floors are ruined. SERVPRO of Minnetonka has a wide variety of equipment to handle water and our injectiDRY system includes a mat floor drying system. It is designed specifically to handle damages on precious flooring to dry them out safely and efficiently. Not only do you avoid having to pay for new flooring, but the drying process is expedited. 

If I can't see the water, it isn't there. If you have a hot water heater leak the water can hide within your sheetrock or in your ceiling. Sewer leaks can be even more dangerous. Sewage holds many hazardous chemicals and can cause you and your family to get sick. SERVPRO of Minnetonka is equipped to handle sewage and biohazard situations.

The commercial and residential water damage mitigation skills, equipment, and experience we offer are also available to homeowners. Whether you live near Lake Minnetonka, in the urban areas of Minneapolis and St. Paul, or in surrounding communities, we can help! Call 952-473-4837 today!

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