What to Do Until Help Arrives!
You wake up and walk into your bathroom to start the day. As you step into the bathroom, your foot splashes down in about an inch of water. As you turn on the light and see that water is everywhere in your bathroom, you see that the water is coming from underneath your sink and cabinet. You quickly rush over to investigate more. Opening the cabinet you see that a pipe has broken. Luckily, it is above the shut-off valve. You turn off the water immediately. Your next thought is to try to clean up the water, but there is A LOT of WATER. You know you need a plumber. Check. Who can help with the water and whatever damage this water is or may do to the bathroom floor and cabinets? That is where SERVPRO of Brunswick and South Columbus Counties can help.
Every water damage event is a little different and requires a unique solution, but the general process stays the same. The steps listed below illustrate our process for the “typical” water damage emergency.
When you call us, our consultant will guide you through several questions that will help us respond to your water emergency more quickly and efficiently. This initial contact is an important part of a fast, effective restoration.
We carefully inspect your property’s water damage, determining the type of water damage and the areas affected. This is a crucial step to creating an effective plan of action that will result in a successful restoration.
The water removal process begins almost immediately and removes the majority of the water. We use powerful pumps and vacuum units to quickly remove hundreds or thousands of gallons from your property which helps prevent secondary water damage and mold growth.
After the bulk of the water has been removed, we use specialized equipment to target the water that’s harder to access. Our Professionals use less intrusive, scientific drying methods to draw the remaining water and moisture from your property with air movers and dehumidifiers.
We clean, repair, and disinfect all of the restorable items and structures that were damaged by the water. We are adept at cleaning contents using a number of techniques. We’re also trained to remove odors using industrial air scrubbers and fogging equipment.
The last step is restoring your home or business back to its pre-water damage condition. The restoration step can be relatively minor, such as replacing a few drywall panels or could include major reconstruction, such as rebuilding entire rooms of a home or business.
If you have had a broken pipe in your home or water damage from another source, SERVPRO of Brunswick and South Columbus Counties can help. Call us today, 910-755-6717!