Water Damage – Why 24/7 Disaster Restoration Services Matter

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Water is an important aspect of our lives, and it’s something that people need to live. Although water is essential for people, that’s not the case for our homes and buildings. In fact, water can be especially harmful to properties. Whether it’s something as small as a leak or something as significant as a flood, residential and commercial properties can be severely damaged by water.

Water Damage floorWhen your home or business suffers water damage, it’s crucial that you seek emergency restoration help so that you can have your property fixed. At ServiceMaster NCR, we are available to help you with your water damage emergency on a 24/7 basis. We are available at any time regardless of the time of day or year, because we know how important it is for disasters to be dealt with promptly. In fact, our 24/7 services can make a significant difference in your water-related disaster.

Continue reading to learn more about water damage and why our 24/7 disaster restoration services matter.

Immediate Action Minimizes the Damage

When you’re feeling under the weather, it’s best to act quickly to combat whatever illness you’re dealing with, and the same goes for disasters. Whenever dealing with a disaster, immediate action is always best, and water-related disasters, in particular, are no different.

When water enters a property, drywall, hardwood flooring, insulation, and other porous building materials will absorb it. They will continue to absorb any excess water and moisture as long as it is present, and this will allow the damage to worsen. The materials will become stained, weakened, rotted, and structurally unstable, putting your property’s structural integrity in jeopardy.

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Mold on removed baseboard and Affected drywall behind baseboard

Within 24 hours of the initial water damage, mold can develop because the excess water creates ideal conditions for mold growth. As long as the moisture remains, the mold can worsen and spread because it continues to have the water it needs to thrive. The presence of mold in your home or business is problematic because mold can cause structural damage and health problems to anyone exposed to the fungus.

Without an immediate response, water damage will worsen until it can be properly handled. If the water comes from an internal issue, you may find that you are unable to stop the source. This allows the water to continue pouring into your home or business, leaving you helpless until someone can come and assist you. Even if you resolve the issue of the water source, the damaged materials will still be left in a vulnerable, damaged state. But with 24/7 services, water damage can be addressed in a prompt manner. You can reach out and request restoration help no matter the time of the day or year, thus minimizing the amount of damage done to your residential or commercial property.

Disasters Can Happen at Any Moment

From birthdays to the Fourth of July to Christmas, there are numerous holidays and events that happen throughout the year. People invite family and friends over to celebrate and have fun together. During the holiday season in particular, you might be preparing your home for family and friends that you have invited. You may even have guests staying in your home.

Disasters don’t take time off, so emergencies can happen at any time — even at inconvenient times, such as when you’re celebrating with your loved ones or when you’re asleep in the middle of the night.

During the holidays, people cook more frequently, preparing food for parties and get-togethers. When cooking, there’s always the risk of a fire to consider, and fires can result in water damage due to firefighting efforts. Your dishwasher, washing machine, or even the bathtub may overflow when you need it most. During the winter, your pipes can freeze and burst if not properly insulated or if other measures haven’t been taken to prevent such an occurrence. These events can ruin your plans, but they can be dealt with in an efficient manner with water damage restoration services that are available on a 24/7 basis.

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Getting 24/7 Water Damage Restoration Help

Water Damage CleanupWater damage can be caused by numerous sources, but no matter what caused the damage, it is crucial that you seek help right away. This is because immediate action will prevent the water damage from worsening and becoming an even bigger issue. However, disasters can happen at any moment. Unfortunately, the worst tends to happen during inconvenient times, such as the middle of the night or during the holidays. If this is the case, you might be concerned about whether you can get help, but there’s no need to worry.

At ServiceMaster NCR, we offer complete disaster restoration services in the Washington D.C. metro area on a 24/7 basis. That said, we are available and prepared to respond to any water damage emergencies at all times of the day. Our professional technicians will arrive at your property in a prompt manner to remove excess water and moisture and thoroughly restore damaged areas.