Why SERVPRO Recommends Homeowners Take Steps to Prevent Water Damage in Their Wilmington Residence
Let SERVPRO help prepare and take the steps for your Wilmington water damage.
There are many things that homeowners in Wilmington can do to protect their investment from the effects of water, fire, and storms. Unfortunately, not every event can be planned for, and when this happens SERVPRO is ready to help out with getting things back to normal. When it comes to water, this everyday substance can cause serious deterioration to your sturdy home.
This is why SERVPRO recommends homeowners in Wilmington check for water damage periodically. Signs to look for include musty odors, bubbling paint or wallpapers on walls, soft spots in floors, warped floorboards, mold and mildew, and a damp feel in the air. Calling SERVPRO for mitigation keeps such issues from worsening. Allowing these conditions to continue unabated only results in more devastation and higher restoration costs in the future.
Preventing water damage from becoming worse also protects the belongings inside your residence, those items that make your house a home for your family. Many of these items fall into the category of one-of-a-kind and irreplaceable. Memories of loved ones might remain but losing a piece of them when something they gave you can feel like losing them again. Restoring your home’s humidity levels to normal can help prevent Grandma’s handmade lace from developing spots and a musty odor.
Warped floorboards also show up when humidity levels are high, but within the floor. Forgetting to finish with a well-wrung out mop or using an overly saturated mop, wood floors can swell and become damaged. We can get these dry again for you. Tile floors can have similar problems when grout or other adhesives disintegrate and let tiles work their way loose. Our building services department knows how to restore these perfectly, making it just “Like it never even happened.”
Some paints on cabinets flake away when they lose their stick because of changes in the surface they cover. Excess water in the air can cause this to happen. Other paints, especially oil-based ones, bubble up when water vapour levels increase. Cabinets might cost more to refinish than to replace, depending on the materials used. We can help you decide on the most cost-effective approach. Walls can have the same problem, or for those with wallpaper, end up in tatters. We can solve this, also.
SERVPRO of New Hanover wants to work with you as your partner in preventing and mitigating water damage, and restoring your home where needed. We use diagnostic tools to locate the sources of excess moisture and water so future problems become less likely to occur. Call us at (910) 762-8180 for assistance with your Castle Hayne, Wrightsville Beach, or Wilmington residence.
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