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Northeast Fort Worth Damage Restoration Company Debunks Seven Water Damage Myths

12/7/2020 (Permalink)

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Blog Summary: SERVPRO of Northeast Fort Worth debunks six water damage myths that can delay the beginning of the restoration process and lead to advanced secondary water damage.

Locally owned and operated, SERVPRO of Northeast Fort Worth is the premier damage restoration company serving the Fort Worth, Keller, and Park Glen areas with continuous coverage twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. SERVPRO technicians are the best-trained service providers in the industry. Customers can trust the property damage restoration team to handle any commercial or residential fire, mold, or water disaster.

Even if there is doubt about whether a water damage incident is severe enough to call a property damage restoration specialist, the homeowner should still make the call. There is nothing to lose but much to gain. Delay costs valuable time.

  • Time for mold and mildew to begin to grow
  • Time for drywall to wick up water
  • Time for bacteria to grow in carpeting, making it unsalvageable
  • Time for colors to bleed and fade in drapes, upholstery, and furniture
  • Time for baseboards to warp
  • Time for ceilings to collapse
  • Time for the flooring to buckle

In short, there is no time to waste when faced with a water or fire damage disaster, no matter how large or small it might be.

Here are six myths and misconceptions that need to be dispelled when considering what to do when faced with a property damage disaster.

Myth #1: “I will have to deal with the insurance company all by myself.”

Truth: SERVPRO of Northeast Fort Worth will not only help the client deal with the insurance company, but the team will also walk the customer through the process and provide a free estimate of what it will cost to restore the damaged property. SERVPRO of Northeast Fort Worth works with the insurance company to obtain for the client the best claim payout for the water, fire, or flood damage.

Myth #2: “The water will dry up by itself.”

Truth: Large scale water damage will not dry by itself. Small scale events can cause significant damage if the water is not immediately and completely removed. Water trapped in walls and under flooring can linger indefinitely, providing a perfect breeding ground for mold. Once the mold has established a foothold, the cost of cleanup can rise dramatically. SERVPRO of Northeast Fort Worth uses advanced equipment and techniques to rapidly and completely remove water and moisture from a home or business damaged by water or flooding. Advanced technology measures moisture levels, enabling technicians to know when the water and moisture are eliminated.

Myth #3: “I don’t have to call a restoration company immediately.”

Truth: An immediate response from a water damage restoration professional is crucial to limit advanced secondary water damage. Swift action lessens the scope of the damage and is critical for insurance coverage.

Myth #4: “I can’t afford water damage restoration services.”

Truth: Insurance will usually cover some or all of the expenses to repair the water damage and restore the damaged scene to normal.

Myth #5: “I only have to worry about the water damage.”

Truth: A water damage event is multi-faceted. Mold growth, structural damage, and sewage damage are just a few of the other dangers that lurk after a water damage incident.

Myth #6: “I can clean up the water by myself.”

Truth: Remediating water damage requires professional training, special equipment, and advanced technology. Water, fire, and sewage damage create environments that are hazardous to human health. The restoration process involves more than water removal, drying, dehumidification, sanitizing, disinfecting, and deodorizing. Special precautions must be taken to preserve the health of the technicians during the restoration process and to ensure the health of the homeowner and any family members after the property is restored.

SERVPRO of Northeast Fort Worth strongly encourages homeowners, businesses, and other property owners to vet locally owned and operated property damage restoration specialists so that when disaster strikes, trusted options are immediately available. Taking hours to research property damage restoration specialists when every minute counts can allow the scope of the damage to expand and the expense of the restoration process to significantly increase.

SERVPRO of Northeast Fort Worth specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke, or water damage incident while also providing mold and mildew remediation.

For more information about damage restoration in Northeast Fort Worth, contact the office by phone at (817) 741-5737 or email office@SERVPROnortheastftworth.com.

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