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How Fast Does the Water Damage Cleanup Need to Start?

9/16/2020 (Permalink)

A green SERVPRO truck. Let SERVPRO show you "WHY" when it comes to your Everett water damage.

SERVPRO techs can tell you, the longer you wait, the more you stand to lose in your Everett home

From the moment water damage happens in your Everett home, from a pipe, from a roof leak or snowmelt, bacteria begins to grow. This situation gets compounded, and the need to start quickly becomes even more significant when the water is from a toilet overflow or gray-water source such as a washing machine malfunctioning. Anything porous this latter type of water seeps or wicks into requires removal even if the deterioration is not too bad as it cannot get returned to a sanitary state and is unhealthy to leave in the home. Signs the water cleanup waited too long include:   

  • Buckled or bent sheetrock  
  • Severely Cupped or crowned hardwood floorboards  
  • Visible mold growth
  • Delamination of tile flooring
  • Warped subfloor

If I am Getting Reconstruction Done After Water Removal, Does the Room Have to Be Rebuilt The Exact Same Way?

After an event that involved water removal in your Everett home, controlled demolition actions may need to happen to dry and spare the property further damage. It is not uncommon for portions of sheetrock to get cut away, carpet, or tile removed to dry the subfloor underneath. Once the work-site is dried and cleaned, it is ready for the needed repairs.  

SERVPRO techs have a general contractor license #SERVPES871RD and can do any of the structural or cosmetic renovations necessary to bring the room to a like-new condition. If it is within the scope of coverage, many homeowners use this as an opportunity to change the color palette in the place and give the entire space a facelift with new paint on the walls and new flooring. 

SERVPRO of North Everett / Lake Stevens / Monroe in (360) 243-8313 knows water removal needs to begin in your home as soon as possible for the best outcome. The trained, certified technicians are available 24/7 and arrive quickly with their advanced extraction and drying equipment.

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