Why We Place So Much Emphasis On Standing Water In Englewood
Standing Water Can Damage Your Property
Standing water is a term used to describe any situation where water is spread across an area with a measurable depth. In a home, any instance of standing water is typically going to be an example of or a product of flood damage and has significant potential to cause severe damage to your home. Even small amounts of standing water can generate thousands of dollars in damage. However, why does this specific aspect of flood damage wreak so much havoc on a home?
One of the vital things to remember about standing water is that it is often an indicator of much more severe flood damage in your Englewood home. When SERVPRO technicians hear that they have to deal with standing water, they tend to ready themselves to handle other more severe symptoms of flood damage. Lighter floods tend to evaporate quickly or find their way into a street, causing fewer problems. If water has remained in large volumes inside the building, there is probably a significant amount of damage elsewhere.
However, standing water also creates problems all on its own. Most of these are compounded with time. If floodwaters are allowed to remain in a building longer than a few hours, they may seep into the building's foundation, necessitating a much larger and lengtheir restoration process than usual. Furthermore, every hour without water removal increases the risk of a mold colony's growth, creating a much bigger problem overall. SERVPRO technicians almost always arrive on-site within four hours of your call being placed, so it is usually possible to avoid the worst damage these waters can create. For the sake of your home and our efficacy, call us as soon as you have confirmed a flood.
SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood is ready 24/7 to respond rapidly to local homeowners' flood damage cases. We aim to ensure as minor damage is done to your home as possible through our time-tested mitigation approach. Call us at (201) 266-0482.