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What is Wet?

3/24/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage What is Wet? Water can come from any number of places, not always just the obvious places.

When water damage is initially discovered, building occupants and property managers may be both surprised and perplexed. Their normal day-to-day functions can be disrupted, resulting in business downtime. Property owners and building occupants are often consumed with multiple questions and uncertainty as they evaluate the situation and consider the next step of action. “What do I do?” and “Who do I call?” are two commonly asked questions following a water damage discovery.


If your business or property suffers a water loss, immediately contact SERVPRO of Lakeland.


Professional drying and prompt action by experienced restorers following a water intrusion can make a big difference in mitigating structural damage and minimizing secondary damages.


SERVPRO of Lakeland understands the importance of timely response. When dealing with a water intrusion, time can be the differentiator between primary, secondary and permanent damage. The amount of time materials remain wet can also determine if they are restorable or must be replaced. Water impacts material immediately and the damage increases as time passes. For example, wood absorbs moisture quickly, which can result in swelling or staining; however, prompt splitting and warping. The professional restorer focuses on eliminating water and moisture quickly to prevent additional damage.


Upon arrival, SERVPRO of Lakeland's professional team will assess the situation to determine the extent of the damage, A technician will inspect all building components for water and moisture. Although water may only be visible in one room, it is very possible that surrounding areas have also been affected, Water can invade floors, ceilings and walls to find the lowest point within the structure. Water can seep through pinhole crevices and cracks in floors and walls travelling further down into the building. Surfaces such as wood, drywall and carpet pull water away from plain sight and into the interiors of the structure. Inspecting all building components and measuring the moisture level of not only the visibly affected area but also all surrounding areas helps ensure secondary or permanent damage does not occur because wet materials or building components were overlooked.


Knowledge, skill and equipment are all key elements in effective water removal and moisture damage. SERVPRO of Lakeland Technicians apply their industry knowledge, training and experience to measure the extent of moisture saturation and offer proper drying, deodorizing, and disinfecting for areas flooded or damaged by water.


Let SERVPRO of Lakeland assist you with all your commercial and residential needs. We are available 24 hours a day,7 days, a week 365 days a year. We can be reached at (863)646-4213

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