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What to Do When You Find Water Damage in Your Home

April 7th, 2015

Most folks in the Midwest take pride in being self-sufficient. When disaster strikes, small or large, we immediately get started on fixing the problem. Timing is especially important if your home or business has sustained water damage. Luckily, you can always call on ServiceMaster Restoration and Cleaning for water removal services and repair in Menomonie, Hayward, and Boyceville, WI.

Whether it’s a small problem like a leaking pipe, or a major disaster from flooding or a burst frozen water main, the damage can go far beyond what you see. The longer you wait to begin cleanup and restoration, the more the invisible damage spreads.

It can be a shock to discover part of your home soaking wet, or worse yet, under water. Where should you begin? The challenge can seem overwhelming.

The first thing to do is discover the source of the water and stop it. That may require shutting off a supply line and calling a plumber, or in extreme cases, calling the utility company to shut off the main water supply. These problems don’t happen often, but when they do it’s helpful to have phone numbers for those services handy.

Once the flow of water is stopped and the problem repaired, there is the job of cleanup and, if there was significant damage, restoration. Water removal services begin with handling waterlogged carpets, furnishings, drywall, and any possessions prone to water damage like books, photos and important papers.

Next, the affected areas need to be thoroughly dried by using ventilation, fans, and dehumidifiers. This is crucial for structural components like wall studs and sub-flooring. Failing to dry these areas entirely creates a perfect environment for mold and mildew to grow. In cool, moist, dark conditions, mold can begin to grow in as little as 24 to 48 hours.

When your property experiences water damage, you stand to lose a lot if that damage isn’t handled properly and completely. To be sure your home or business is protected from future water damage related problems it’s best to call a professional who is trained and equipped to handle water damage and restoration.

In Dunn County, WI, call ServiceMaster Restoration and Cleaning. Our staff of technicians are experienced, trained, and equipped to handle whatever water damage cleanup you have and whatever restoration your property needs.

Our industrial vacuums, fans, and dehumidifiers will make quick work of getting your home or business dry. When it comes to removing drywall and other damaged materials, we take care of everything from disposal to restoring everything to pre-disaster condition. Another important part of our service is making sure your water damage problems don’t become mold and mildew problems later.

When you call ServiceMaster Restoration and Cleaning for water removal services, we take care of everything. You have enough to do getting life back to normal without worrying about water damage restoration. Leave it to us.

We serve the following counties in Wisconsin: Dunn Pierce, St. Croix, Polk, Barron, Rusk, Burnett, Washburn, and Sawyer.

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