When Water Damages Your Home | SERVPRO of Sioux Falls
Water is a powerful source. Even in our homes, where we do our best to control it, water can have a surprising power as we turn it on and off with the touch of our hands. If you have ever visited the ocean, you have seen water in its true and natural power.
Water plays a huge role in our lives, and certainly we can’t live without it, but when water seeps into places it doesn’t belong it can create a complete mess. Flooding is possible anywhere, but Sioux Falls has seen more than its share of flooding. From the Big Sioux River overflowing to the massive amounts of snowmelt we see, we know that we have to be prepared for water to leave our homes in turmoil.
You can prepare and protect your home from water damage in a number of ways, but you can’t always stop or predict a disaster. That is why having restoration professionals in your own backyard is an incredible resource.
If the unthinkable happens in your home and your home is damaged by water, the quicker you respond, the more you can save. Water moves quickly, and it can hide even quicker, so finding the source and doing what you can to control is the first step you should take.
After you find the source, take steps to stop the flow. If your home is flooding as a result of a natural disaster, that might mean just waiting until the water stops on its own in a safe space. Internal leaks or disasters can be stopped however, so make sure you know where you water shut-off valves are located throughout your home.
Get to know how to turn off your electricity, too, and never step into water that could have live currents in it.
Once you have some control on the situation and you can safely do so, call us at SERVPRO®. Our phone lines are open 24⁄7, so it doesn’t matter what time of day your disaster hits. The sooner you call, the sooner we can start your recovery.
When we take your call, we will begin to gather as much information as possible about your situation. At this point, try and take as many photos as possible. We will work directly with your insurance to create the smoothest process possible, and the more you can document, the easier this will be.
As we gather your information, we will also gather a team to send to your home. They will come with industry-leading drying equipment that can tackle your every need. Our first priority will be removing standing water and drying soft materials. We want to restore as much of your property as we can so that you are not left replacing your property. Our process includes ensuring every drop of water is gone, things are completely sanitary and your space is free of odors.
Our professionals are trained in every aspect of recovery. If a part of your home is damaged beyond repair, our team can tear it down and rebuild it. We will make sure that your home is truly your home, no matter what damage was done.
If anything happens that leaves more than an inch of standing water, you need to call our SERVPRO team. Different kinds of water, like storm water, a pipe failure or sewage leaks, all require different kinds of cleanups. Our professionals are prepared to handle them all. With our team around the corner, you can appreciate the powerful force that water is without any worries.
Do you have water damage in your home? Call us for fast and complete restoration.