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Ucon Water Damage-Fast Water Removal is Critical

5/10/2016 (Permalink)

Consider SERVPRO for Ucon Water Removal to Preserve Your Carpets

SERVPRO Rapidly Removes Water to Mitigate Damage in Ucon

There are many reasons why you could experience water damage and the need for water removal in Ucon. Whether it was a sink or bathtub that overflowed, a storm which flooded your basement or a leaky toilet, it can be a very upsetting event for any homeowner. Your home can sustain damage from the moisture build-up from any of these incidents which can harm the overall structure.

You need to start the process of removal as soon as you can since mold and mildew can begin to grow rather quickly after the water starts flowing, even if you cannot see it. The way in which you start all depends on upon what type of interior surfaces your home has. If you have carpeting which gets wet, then a dry/wet vacuum will be necessary so you can suction up the excess water. After you’ve taken all the water you can out of the carpeting, you can use some large fans to help finish the process of drying. This may be sufficient for a small puddling area, not for large volumes of water.

If you have tile or concrete which has become wet, then you can use a mop, towels or a wet/dry vacuum. You might even want to use a combination of these things. The method which is the most suitable will many times have to do with how much water has flooded into the room or rooms. Standing water, over the surface of a room, whether on tile, concrete, or carpeting requires the services of a professional company like SERVPRO. Evaporation rates dictate the heavy duty industrial equipment that will be utilized for water removal and the drying out of moisture.

A lot of people believe that using heat will help in the drying process as well. It can help somewhat. However, too much heat will worsen the problem. If your home is flooded, then heat will help the water to recede to a certain extent, but the humidity increase can encourage the growth of mildew and mold. To stop this from occurring, you can use dehumidifiers to dry the wet area more. Using a dehumidifier will remove the moisture which has started to build in the area.

The process of Ucon water removal needs to start right away. You cannot let one day go by doing nothing about it, as time is of the essence in such a case. If you let your carpet stay wet and saturated for too long of time, you’ll notice an unpleasant odor in it. The smell is caused by mildew which you will want to prevent. In a majority of cases, the smell will go away as soon as the carpeting has dried completely, but if the water damage was very extensive, you might need to replace the carpet altogether or hire a professional to help you deal with the added damage.

Any Ucon water damage can be time-consuming to remedy, but if you know ahead of time what to do to begin cleaning it up, it can make the difference between a minimal or extensive amount of damage. The best solution is fast action when any water invades your home.

If you do experience any water damage in Ucon, Idaho Falls or Iona, you can contact SERVPRO of Idaho Falls to help you clean it up even faster and more efficiently with our professional equipment and services. Rely on us to restore your home "Like it never even happened."  We can be reached 24/7 by calling (208) 523-5365.

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