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The Importance of a Fast Response Following Water Damage

1/23/2020 (Permalink)

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After a disaster destroys a Jacksonville, FL commercial building, insurance adjusters must work with business owners to repair the property. Any delay could be disastrous. That is why you should choose an emergency restoration services company that provides 24 hour disaster assistance.

Thankfully, SERVPRO representatives are always on call to serve customers. They understand the need for a fast response.


Water Damage Spreads Quickly 

Immediate action is particularly important following a flood or leak. That’s because water damage can immediately become severe. After just a few minutes:

Water gets absorbed into upholstery, walls and floors.
Paper items, including books and photos, begin to swell.
Furniture finishes bleed onto and stain carpets.

The damage gets worse over time. Metal surfaces can tarnish and drywall can break down. This can occur less than a day after the flood or leak starts, especially if you don’t choose a company that provides 24 hour response.


Just two days after the disaster, mildew and mold can spread throughout the property. Doors, wooden floors and windows may warp as well. The wall paint may also start to blister.


If you wait more than a week to address the water damage to the building, you risk putting the occupants at risk. The mold growth will continue, and the structural safety of the property may be comprised.


SERVPRO Is Constantly Available 


This is why SERVPRO professionals will reply to your call within an hour. They should arrive on-site within four hours. Within eight hours, the experts will provide a verbal briefing with the next steps in the process.


A water emergency can occur at any time of day or night. Thankfully, SERVPRO is always open, even on weekends and holidays. Because there are more than 1,700 franchise locations in Canada and the United States, the restoration experts won't have to travel far to get to your client.


This 24 hour disaster response doesn't only limit the damage to the property. It also gets the building employees back to work more quickly.

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