Water damage is always a leading cause of property damage because there are many ways it can start, and it can cause pervasive damage if ignored. The most common sources of water damage include leaks and seepage of rain, natural floods, burst pipes, appliance leaks, and sewage backups. The excess water and moisture from these sources will seep into the surrounding materials including flooring and drywall and spread out, causing more extensive damage. The materials that absorb this water may become discolored, weakened, or rotted, and they are it risk for mold growth.
It is important to react to water damage as soon as you find it, or the water will continue to spread and cause additional damage. ServiceMaster Professional Services (SVMPS) provides water damage restoration services to restore any amount of damage caused by water in homes and commercial buildings in Cambridge, MN. Our technicians can remove standing water and moisture using advanced equipment and we will clean and restore the damaged areas. We are also equipped to safely handle the removal of sewage and contaminated water.
Effects of Water Damage
The porous nature of most building materials found in homes and commercial buildings is why water damage can spread so easily through a property. Wood, drywall, carpeting, insulation, and furnishings can absorb water and each of these materials will become damaged as they absorb more water. The affected materials may become stained or rotted and materials like wood and drywall can even lose their structural integrity. This can lead to serious structural damage.
Mold is another dangerous problem caused by water damage. The excess water and moisture create ideal conditions for mold spores to form into mold colonies. Mold growth on the affected materials will increase the risk of serious or permanent damage, as well as the risk of health effects for those who are exposed.
Water Damage Restoration from SVMPS
Our technicians can provide complete water damage restoration no matter the extent of the damage. We will evaluate the damage to see how far and deep the water has spread and begin removing the water with our advanced water extraction equipment. We will then dry and restore the affected areas and ensure that there is no mold growth. You can expect the following steps from our water damage restoration process:
- Thorough assessment of the damage
- Removal of standing water and moisture
- Anti-microbial applications
- Drying: air movement
- Drying: dehumidifying
- Drying: monitoring
Sewage Backup Cleaning
When dealing with extensive water damage, there is a chance that sewage can be involved. Sewage will find its way into your home if there is a sewage backup, or if flood water mixes with sewage before it gets into your home. It is very important to keep your distance from sewage water because the harmful toxins in sewage can cause infection or disease. Our professionals are properly equipped to remove sewage water safely while keeping the damage contained. We will also repair or replace the materials damaged by the sewage and ensure that the damaged areas are thoroughly cleaned and disinfected.
Make sure you call our professionals at SVMPS as soon as you find water damage in your home or building in Cambridge, MN. We will immediately contain the damage and do a thorough assessment so we can form a complete water damage restoration plan. We are available 24 hours a day at (888) 583-5345 for emergency water damage restoration.