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Water Damage Misconceptions

2/16/2021 (Permalink)

Water damage can catch you off guard. If not taken care of immediately to avoid secondhand damage. Here are six myths that about water damage;

Not Covered By Insurance

Many times people believe that if their residential or commercial property a small flood, the money used to clean up and repair the damages will come straight from their pockets. This is not always true. 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, cost effective coverage.

Water Will Dry Naturally  

The water that you can see with your own eyes will surely dry, but water will also 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 Natick/Milford has state-of-the-art industrial strength equipment to dry structures completely, eliminating the risk of secondary damage.

It Will Be Odorless 

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 have an unpleasant odor but it can also cause health effects. Our certified technicians follow a standard procedure to clean, disinfect, and sanitize a wide variety of materials. 

It Can Wait 

WRONG! The window between water damage and the growth of mold is extremely short. Also, the longer building materials remain moist the greater the risk of structural damage to you property. The second that water hits any surface 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 Natick/Milford 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 Not See The Water, It Is Not There. 

Hidden water is the greatest cause of secondary property damage. Water that gets behind your walls will saturate your insulation decreasing its effectiveness and may result in mold infestation. Water can get under flooring and rugs and into the subflooring ruining the integrity of the floor. Even elevated levels of humidity are dangerous as that will create the ideal environment for mold growth.

If your residential or commercial property suffers water damage the first step, if it is safe to do so, is to turn off the Water Main. Then call the water remediation experts of SERVPRO of Natick/Milford to remediate the water damage. and to determine the cause of the burst pipe at (774) 290-4300. We will make it, "Like it never even happened."

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