Recovering After a Water Disaster in Your Home | SERVPRO of Hayward
Water is constantly flowing through our homes to help us wash our clothes, cook dinner and give the family dog a bath. We rely on water to do so much in our homes, and we are grateful for the easy access to such a critical resource.
That easy access does come with drawbacks, however. Since water is constantly at our fingertips and flowing through pipes behind our walls, there is always the potential for a water disaster to occur. Not only that, but Mother Nature can cause significant damage when a heavy rain or flash flooding event comes to town. Since we haven’t had much rain this season, a single heavy rain event could cause serious flooding concerns for our community.
Preventing water damage from even occurring is always ideal, but it’s just not always possible. Thankfully, your local water damage restoration team is here to help!
Timing is key when it comes to responding to a water disaster. Once a leak starts, water can seep and flow beneath your floors and behind your walls in minutes and can be hard or even impossible to dry out on your own.
If you notice a puddle near an appliance or come home to standing water in your kitchen, jump into action by turning off the main water valve connected to the appliance to stop the flow of water. If the leak is coming from your roof during a heavy rain, you may just need to wait out the storm and set a bucket under the drip in the meantime.
Do your best to avoid walking through the water, as electrical wires could have charged the area. Turn off all electricity in the room before investigating further.
Now that the situation is under control, it’s time to pick up the phone and call SERVPRO®. Our team is here 24⁄7, and it is our job to respond to calls just like this! We are locally owned and operated, which means we can be at your house in the blink of an eye with a plan and the knowledge to help you recover.
We are well-acquainted with water damage and what it can do to homes, so we jump into action right away to form your recovery plan. While we are chatting with you on the phone, take some photos of the damage. This will help us personalize your recovery, but will also make the claims process easier for you and your insurance company.
A few things happen at once when our trucks and restoration team arrives at your house. Some of us will start setting up our drying equipment while others will start removing your possessions to avoid further damage. We want to dry out your space as quickly as possible but we certainly don’t want to cause any more damage while we do so.
Once the water is dry and your possessions have been saved, we can sanitize, remove odors and start the repair process. We can handle anything from warped floors to soggy drywall, and we will work hard for you until you are 100% satisfied with the final product.
Even a small amount of water can cause significant damage to your home, which is why you should always rely on SERVPRO of Hayward to handle your recovery. We are equipped to handle your disaster situation quickly while ensuring your home is repaired to your satisfaction.
Do you have water damage in your home? Call us for fast and complete restoration.