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Experiencing a Water Damage in Your Home? Call SERVPRO of Chico-Lake Almanor.

10/25/2019 (Permalink)

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Water Damage occurs in many forms.

Safety is always the first concern, for your loved ones, yourself, your home or business and its employees.Water damage can occur in many forms:

  • Heavy rain pouring in through an unknown weakness or leak in your roof
  • Frozen or broken water pipe
  • Fire sprinklers inside your home or business being accidentally tripped
  • Trying to repair a leak on your own, and forgetting to shut off the water first
  • Crack in toilet or shower

What we don’t often think or remember about is the extinguishing of a structure fire and the resulting acidic-soot slurry. This is where SERVPRO of Chico/ Lake Almanor can come in and help make this difficult time just a little bit easier. We can be by your side from the beginning. With 24-Hour emergency services, we’re always here to help. We work closely with your insurance agents and adjusters to quickly take action and asses the damages.

If you have a water damage in your home or business, call SERVPRO of Chico/ Lake Almanor and we’ll help make it “Like it Never Even Happened.” ®


Water and Property Destruction

Almost everyone has come across some type of water damage in their life. Whether it be in their parent’s home when they were little, their apartment, or their own home! Large or small most of us have our own story from a water loss experience.

What some people don’t know are signs to look for or points of awareness that can help stop a small damage from turning into a large loss.

The following list outlines the points of awareness.

Wallboard and drywall:Usually, the first point of contact for leaking water is the chalk based dry sponge of your walls or ceiling. Sucking up and consuming water within minutes, expanding, tearing, and sometimes requiring immediate removal and drying the inner wall area of studs and insulation. Make sure to keep an eye on the walls and ceilings of your home. If there is some discoloration you may have a leak.

Plaster, Insulation and Solid Wood: All of these building compounds are inside homes and Commercial businesses. These materials are very porous and absorb water at a rapid rate. Within hours of a water leak starting these all become repositories for incoming water, loosening and stretching, requiring fast removal.

Particle Board: What is particularly dangerous in this material is the glue and chemicals used to construct it, like formaldehyde.Lying dormant these chemicals react to the moisture, and just like water hitting fire ash, the residue releases and the toxic water breaks down the structural composition. While this doesn’t happen immediately, it’s definitely scary to think about.

Carpets and laminated floor coverings:Within minutes of a water damage starting, foam padding and carpeting start absorbing water and may have to be pulled up and away from the drywall. Tile and linoleum flooring, along with accompanying grout and industrial glue will sometimes need to be scraped and pulled up to remove the wet, toxic putty of industrial glue and sealants.

At SERVPRO of Chico/ Lake Almanor we arrive as fast as we can. This allows our company to, many times, completely save, dry, clean and restore your home or business to a “Like it never even happened” ® condition.

We take care of every step in the process – water extraction, drying, mold remediation, cleaning and sanitizing.SERVPROexperts are your first line of defense when these unexpected water emergencies occur.

Call SERVPRO of Chico/ Lake Almanor, we’re always here to help!

(530) 899-9141

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