Responding to a Water Disaster at Home | SERVPRO of West Milwaukee
Water plays an incredible and vital role in our lives, and oftentimes we don’t even think twice about it on a daily basis. It is constantly flowing behind our walls and through our pipes to help us cook dinner, wash the dog and clean the dishes.
While we certainly rely on the ease of access to water in our daily lives, that access also increases our risk of experiencing water damage. Busted water heaters, leaky appliances and flooding in your home during a severe summer storm can all impact your house in a big way. These strong storms in the Milwaukee area can cause chaos in a moment’s notice.
Even though it is ideal to avoid water damage altogether if you can, sometimes that is just not possible. Thankfully, SERVPRO® of West Milwaukee is here to help you recover quickly and efficiently.
If you come upon a water disaster or damage situation, the first thing to do is to act quickly to stop the flow of water. Water could have leaked and seeped throughout a large area of your home by the time you discover the problem, so stop it at the source to stop it from getting any worse.
If the water situation was caused by an appliance malfunction or burst pipe, turn off the water valve and shut off electricity to the area. If the leak was caused by damage during a storm, you may just have to set out a bucket to catch the dripping until the storm passes and you can investigate further.
Remember, standing water has the potential to be really dangerous, so don’t walk through it if you don’t have to. Live electrical wires or sharp objects could be lurking beneath the surface. After that, pick up the phone and call us for immediate assistance!
We will start crafting your recovery plan from the minute you call us. Our team will ask a lot of questions, and we will probably ask you to take a few photos of the damage. These fresh images help us work directly with your insurance company to ensure the easiest insurance claims process possible.
Once we arrive at your home, a few things happen at once. We locate the source of the leak and get to work repairing the damage and drying up the excess water with air movers and industrial blowers. We will also work on removing your soft and fragile possessions from the area. We always try to restore rather than replace your items, so we will work on drying out everything we can as safely as possible.
Now that everything is dry, we will clean, sanitize and deodorize the area before we start on the repairs. Our team is highly trained on different repairs and we can handle anything from a minor wall repair to an entire rebuild of your room or levels of your home.
Dealing with water in your home where it shouldn’t be is always frustrating, but we are here to make the recovery process smooth and easy. Call SERVPRO of West Milwaukee for a complete restoration day or night.
Do you have water damage in your home? Call us for fast and complete restoration.