Recent Water Damage Posts

How to Catch Water Leaks Early | SERVPRO® of Shelby NC

5/24/2023 (Permalink)

A white ceiling showing signs of water damage from a leak. If you experience any water damage inside your home or business, reach out to SERVPRO of Shelby.

Water is constantly flowing through the pipes of our homes and out of our appliances and fixtures. We rely on water for so many household uses that it is no surprise that the threat of water damage is so abundant in our lives.

Spotting a water leak before it gets out of control can help prevent a costly and extensive repair process. Check out our tips for preventing a water issue in your home below!

Bathrooms and Water Damage

Our bathrooms are perhaps the most used rooms in our homes. The sinks, bathtubs, toilets and showers are necessary fixtures in our daily lives. Each one has a water supply line that needs to be checked on occasion for wear and tear.

Each of these fixtures also has a watertight seal that could deteriorate over time, leaving you vulnerable to a big water problem at any point! Check these areas each time you clean your bathroom and address any small drips or leaks immediately.

Avoid Faulty Appliances

If you are a homeowner, you know how costly and extensive a full appliance failure can be. Water damage from appliances like dishwashers or washing machines can warp or ruin floors, soak through walls, and cause mold growth.

Catching any small leaks early can prevent all of these issues. Routine inspection, along with routine cleaning, can alert you to a developing problem early. If you discover mold or water spots behind or underneath these appliances, call us immediately!

The Threat of Winter Weather

We are lucky enough to see it all in the Shelby area! We are vulnerable to rain, snow, sleet and ice all season long. Sometimes, it can all happen in a single storm event.

Because we can experience many different kinds of winter weather, it is crucial to prepare your home for what is to come this winter season.

Clean off your roof and clear your gutters so that any rain or sleet we get can run down and flow away from your homes. It is also important to make sure your windows and doors are moisture proof. Drafty areas can let in the cold temperatures or unwanted moisture. Any lingering moisture can be the start of a mold infestation!

If you experience water damage inside your home or business, call us 247. We have the experience and equipment to get your property back in working order fast.

The Process for Restoring Your Home After Water Damage | SERVPRO® of Shelby

4/14/2023 (Permalink)

“a house floating in a large body of water" When water damage strikes, make the call to SERVPRO of Shelby for A-to-Z cleanup and restoration.

On a daily basis, there are 14,000 Americans who experience water damage issues in their homes. If this happens to you, you can count on us here at SERVPRO to help you all the way through the cleanup process.

Because any kind of damage to your home is life-altering, we will be here ready and waiting for your call. Here’s what to expect from us at every step of the process:

Emergency Contact. Emergencies tend to happen at the most inopportune times, and because we know that, we are here for you 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We will talk with you to gather information about the nature of the damage, set up an appointment to visit the site in person and determine next steps. We know that a quick reaction time isn’t only necessary for your home—it’s also important for your checkbook and mental well-being.

Inspection and Water Damage Assessment. When our SERVPRO technicians arrive, we immediately make sure that the water has been stopped at the main source. We will then evaluate the damage, making note of any hazards along the way, and sit with you to figure out where to begin.

Water Removal. We will start by removing all the water inside of your home. We use powerful pumps and extraction units that can remove hundreds, or even thousands, of gallons of water from your home.

Damaged Material Removal. As we remove the water, we will work with you to discuss what items can be saved and what will need to be replaced. We will act quickly to remove the items and use industry-leading equipment to help restore your belongings.

Cleaning, Sanitizing and Deodorization. Water damage obviously creates a need for cleanup, sanitizing and deodorization for many things inside the home. We will work diligently to make this happen by using time-tested techniques to restore your belongings.

Drying. The drying process doesn’t stop once the standing water is gone. There is remaining moisture that eludes the eye, which we can remove by using our cutting-edge equipment. Base on the specific needs of your situation, we do whatever we can to help moisture levels return to normal. This will help prevent mold growth.

Monitoring. Throughout the process of drying out your home, we stay in constant contact so that we can assess the damages and make sure we are using best practices. We will call and make visits daily so that we can adjust equipment and techniques as needed to speed things up.

Repairs and Construction. While the water might be gone, it doesn’t mean the hard work is over. That’s when the reconstruction or repairs begin! And we can handle everything from the simplest things to large scale rebuilds if that’s what it takes.

When water damage strikes, make the call to SERVPRO for A-to-Z cleanup and restoration. We’ll make your damaged property look “Like It Never Even Happened.”