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The 24-Hour SERVPRO Advantage

2/25/2021 (Permalink)

Empty building damaged by water Commercial water damage in Fall City, WA.

The 24-Hour SERVPRO Advantage

After a flood or other disaster, every second is critical. Water damage, in particular, is extremely time-sensitive, with the extent of damage and cost to repair increasing exponentially as time goes on. It’s good to know that SERVPRO’s 24-hour disaster recovery teams are always ready to take immediate action if disaster should strike your Fall City, WA, building.

Timing Is Everything
After a disaster, response time can often make an enormous difference in minimizing the overall extent of damage, and a fast response time can often substantially reduce repair time and cost. For example, consider how the severity of water damage increases with time:

  • Within the first few minutes: Water saturates surfaces and begins soaking into floors, walls, and furniture. Documents and electronics may be damaged. Staining may occur.
  • Within the first 24 hour period: Wood trim, flooring and framing may begin to swell, warp or crack. Drywall starts to break down. Mold spores begin to grow and multiply. Metal surfaces may start showing tarnish.
  • Within the first 72 hours: Paint starts to peel and blister. Mildew begins to grow, and mold spread becomes rampant. Window and door casings and studs show signs of warping. Rust or corrosion may appear on metal surfaces.
  • Biohazard contamination becomes a concern.

The SERVPRO Advantage
SERVPRO franchises are always open, including nights, weekends, and holidays, allowing them to respond Faster To Any Size Disaster. SERVPRO’s disaster restoration professionals are typically able to arrive on-site within four hours after a disaster and can usually deliver a verbal damage assessment and repair plan briefing within just eight hours. The company is already considered a preferred vendor by many insurance companies, which often means quicker insurance approval so repairs can begin sooner.
While it’s not pleasant to think about a disaster situation in your building, it’s important to be prepared. If the worst should happen, a cleanup service with 24-hour availability is likely your best option to get back to business as soon as possible.

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