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Water Damage Restoration FAQ

Whether it’s your home or office, water damage can cause serious problems and can result in expensive repairs and replacements. Tackling the problem as soon as possible should be the priority, as these damages can lead to mold growth, infrastructure problems, and more leaks.

Want to learn more? Here are some common questions our clients ask about water damage.

How Can I Prevent Water Damage?

Sometimes water damage occurs without any warning. This makes them impossible to prevent, however keeping up with maintenance can help avoid common damages. Practice the following steps to prevent this problem.

  • Keep an eye on sudden fluctuations in the bill – an unexpected increase is a sign of a problem.
  • Teach to shut off the water valve to every family member so that they don’t face any problems in the case of an emergency.
  • Look for black spots on floors and walls and take immediate notice of strange smells – this could be mold damage.
  • Hire experts for yearly inspection of your property.

How to Fix Crawlspaces?

Crawlspaces are areas between the property and the ground that allow electricians and plumbers to reach the wiring and plumbing of your house. If you notice that water has accumulated in your crawlspace, you need to extract it immediately. Give the ServiceMaster Advantage team a call today.

How Long My House Can Take to Dry?

Duration of drying depends on several factors, including the level of damage, your location, weather condition, type of building material, and how quickly you have cleaned the area after water damage. Our team will monitor and evaluate your space to help it dry quickly and give you an estimated time of drying.

Can I Turn Up the Heat to Accelerate Drying Process?

No, we don’t recommend that you turn up the heat. We will adjust the temperature of your house based on the condition of your property. Once set – don’t change or turn off the setting, as it can prolong the drying process.

Can You Restore Damaged Furniture?

The quality and material of your furniture and the level of damage will determine whether we can restore it. We will first dry out your furniture to evaluate whether it could be restored. Also, our team will use different tools and equipment to restore your expensive items.

Will I Have to Move Furniture Out for Water Damage Restoration?

You can just let us do everything. We might move out some dry items to a safe and clean area in your house. In most cases, there is no need to move furniture or household things anywhere.

Struggling with the water issues at home due to broken pipes, a leaky roof, or flood damage? ServiceMaster Advantage uses safe and effective methods to restore your space back to pre-loss condition. Contact us 24/7 for a quote!

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