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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Swift Water Removal for a Santa Rosa Beach Home

1/31/2020 (Permalink)

Water on floor Call the experts at SERVPRO for all of your water damage restoration needs. Contact us at (850) 267-0746.

Why SERVPRO Handles Water Removal in Santa Rosa With Ease

Water damage often results from pipe leaks and appliance mishaps, but another common cause is accidents or lapses in memory. A busy parent might accidentally leave the bath on and saturate the bathroom floor with water while taking care of household tasks or spending time with children. When these accidents happen, it can be frustrating for homeowners to deal with alone, especially considering that consumer products do not always address the full extent of moisture exposure.

If your Santa Rosa Beach residence requires water removal after an accident with your bathroom fixtures, IICRC-certified technicians at SERVPRO are ready to assist you. No matter what time you need to call, technicians can come to your home quickly and restore your home to a preloss condition. Your local SERVPRO also has mold remediation licenses (#MRSR309 and #MRSR377) if you need professional microbe cleanup after water damage.

Water Damage Timeline

  • Within minutes of damage occurring, water can saturate everything in its path, and absorb into walls, upholstery, floors, and other items. Upon exposure to moisture, carpeting becomes 50% weaker and can separate from the padding underneath.
  • Within 24 hours of exposure, drywall can swell and break down, and odors start to develop. Furniture may swell and crack, and metal surfaces may tarnish from moisture.
  • Between 48 hours to one week after exposure to water, your home can become host to mold and mildew. Essential structural materials like doors, windows, and studs can swell and warp. Metal surfaces may start to corrode or grow rusty, and furniture may grow mold. 
  • After more than a week of exposure, the time and effort needed to restore your home increases significantly, and the risk posed to occupants increases along with it.

How SERVPRO Can Help

In the event of a clean water overflow in your bathroom, technicians have extraction equipment available to remove the mess and prepare your bathroom for drying. Portable, back-mounted extractors can take care of the remaining loose water. If moisture has saturated tile flooring, technicians can evaluate the extent of damage underneath floors with infrared cameras. 

Once extraction is completed, professionals can set up centrifugal air movers every 10 to 16 linear feet along the affected area, as well as low grain refrigerant dehumidifiers for drying. These pros also use EPA-registered antimicrobials to rid water damaged areas of bacteria and mold, which can also help with removing odors.

SERVPRO of N. Okaloosa, Walton, Holmes & Washington Counties wants to ensure that your home looks, "Like it never even happened." Call (850) 267-0746 for cleanup that can begin within hours of your first contact.

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