SERVPRO®’s Approach to Property Damage
‘Weather Proofing’ Your Home
Storms bring weather conditions that could pose a threat to your property. This could mean flood damage, microburst winds that threaten roof damage, and seasonally, Winter storms that bring icy weather conditions could mean trouble for your property.
Weather can be unpredictable, but seasonally there are ways to prepare your home for each season. For this Winter, preventative maintenance tips from our SERVPRO® team includes keeping your attic well insulated, preventing your pipes from freezing, and protecting your trees from microburst winds and freezing temperatures.
What To Do . . . and Not Do After Water Damage
First, determining the level of safety after an unexpected water damage emergency, is to ask yourself if the home is safe enough to stay inside? Second, calling an emergency restoration company like SERVPRO® of Augusta South / Burke & Wilkes Counties is important. Calling SERVPRO could mean the difference in helping to not expose your home to extensive damages caused by waiting too long to repair a water leak or remediate water damages. Secondary damages could include things such as the beginnings of microbial growth or expanding mitigation lines to other areas of your property.
Here are a few short tips to for your first actions when discovering water damage:
- Remove any excess water by mopping and discarding.
- Gather loose items from the floor and remove any wet textiles from your home.
- Wipe excess water off furniture, and clean and remove accessories.
- Turn air conditioning on high for drying in the Summer.
- Pick up any wet materials off the floor to salvage them.
- Don't use a regular vacuum to try to remove water.
- Don’t use any affected household appliances.
- Stay out of rooms with sagging drywall or ceilings.
SERVPRO is a One-Stop-Shop
Although knowing calling SERVPRO will help alleviate stress, storm damages can still be daunting. Another stress-reliever is that your local SERVPRO of Augusta South is what many call a “One-Stop-Shop.” What is a One-Stop-Shop? Our SERVPRO specializes in all things Restoration and Cleanup. Unlike other restoration companies, our franchise can complete your property’s restoration process from job start to full completion. That means our team can carry your job to full completion without needing to refer you to another contractor to complete necessary work in restoring the property to pre-los condition. With our experience, our teams are also capable in helping you to navigate the claims process and will work alongside your insurance company to help achieve a seamless restorative process. At SERVPRO, we are always here to make your property damage "Like it never even happened." ® Do you need emergency storm damage help? Our helpful team is ready to answer your call for crew dispatching at, 706-843-1990.