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New Henderson home, new water damage?
New Home Damages Lurking
When you buy a new home, and especially if you are a new home owner, there are a few things to be aware of after you move into your home. There are several areas that can cause your home water damage. We have listed a few to be on the water for:
Washing Machine: When a washing machine causes a water damage it is typically because the lines are not draining properly. When these are not working, it can create water to spew out of the line incorrectly or out of the tub of the washer while it is filling up.
Clogged Gutters: Gutters can be one of the main reasons behind water damage. When a gutter is not in the right place or placed correctly, it cause create water damages. The best way to combat this is to keep them clear of excess remnants, and make sure they can properly drain.
Roof Damage: Storms are unpredictable. When a storm comes through it can leave behind a lot of damage. Even if your home is structurally sound in most areas, it can cause roof leaks.
Many times when thunderstorms pass through they can leave roof damage. Wind can also break tree branches that land on your roof, possibly causing a break in the material that protects your roof.
Our restoration and construction divisions are here to help when water and other damages occur in your home. Call us today for more information on how we can help you with our many services.
Don't Let the Outside Water IN
Do not let the outside water into your Henderson home!
Did you know there are several ways that water damage can happen because of water that is on the outside?
If you said no, let us explain. Water damage can come from a variety of outside factors. Water damage can come inside the home and cause an emergency from something on the outside:
Yard Drains: When your home sits on land that is not perfectly level or simply drains toward your home instead of away, it needs to be fixed. There are french drains, and other types of drains to install to help better protect your home from improperly draining water.
Landscaping: The next time you are choosing the plants and trees around your home think about what can protect your home from water damage. A variety of native plants and trees can help move water AWAY from your home.
Roofing: When doing your inspection on your roof, look for places that need to be resealed or replaced. Roofing can be a leading cause of water damage in your home.
If you need help with construction to better improve your home, call us today and talk to our construction team. We are here to help!
Water Damages Henderson Home
Water Damage in Hiding
When water damage occurs in your Henderson home, there are a variety of ways it can be hiding in plain sight. Water is malleable, so that means it can reach a number of places without you even knowing it; especially, if the water damage occurs without you being present. Water can appear dry without actually being dry.
When water sets in and is not properly dried out, this is when mold begins to grow and damaging the drywall, carpet, and other contents in your home.
Water damage does not have to be a huge, catastrophic disaster to need to be professionally cleaned. Even a small amount of water can leave a big amount of damage and costs when left untreated.
Call our offices for a complimentary estimate on your water damage, so we can find where the water hides!
What is that damp smell in your Henderson home?
When you get home from a long day of work, and you notice that there is an odor in your home that you do not recognize --it can be cause for concern.
So, what is that smell?
1. It could be mold. When mold spores begin to grow they can emit a smell that is similar to damp, wet clothes or a wet dog. It is not a fun smell, but it is a wake-up call to find out the verdict of the odor.
2. Undiscovered Water Damage such as a small dripping pipe. This may not turn into a problem but if you do not get it repaired, it can turn into full water damage or weaken the sheetrock into a crumbly mess for your home.
3. Full water damages could create an odor in your home. This one is much more obvious because a lot of water damages are discoverable.
No matter how you find water damage or mold damage in your home --give our office a call so we can help evaluate the damage and help you find out the odor in your Henderson home.
Water Damage and Wet Materials
When water damage occurs in your home there are a variety of materials that can be remediated. We work to dry your home it the most efficient way possible. But, sometimes there are materials that cannot be salvaged.
When wet, some insulation like fiberglass or expanded foam can be dried and saved. Blown insulation that's wet loses it's R-value, or ability to insulate, and should be replaced.
We want to make sure we put your home back "Like it never even happened," and sometimes that takes replacing some of the materials and structure of your home.
Call us today if you have a water damage or suspect there's water damage, you cannot find. This happens more often than you think and can impact the insulation as mentioned above.
Call us to speak with a trained and highly skilled team member to help.
Water Damage and a High Deductible
SERVPRO® of Henderson, Webster, Union, McLean, and Crittenden Counties offers FINANCING! Let us help you when your emergency damages cannot wait.
We have this option available because we know our customers need us and emergencies do not wait for finances to be perfect. We want to help our customers in the most efficient and quality way possible. The best way to do that is to offer them all the options we have to make things easier on you.
We are here to help! We have partnered with Blue Sky to help you and your financial needs. Call our offices today to get more information on our financing options.
Our office can be reached at 270-894-4100. We want to take the guesswork out of your emergency damages.
Preparing for Storm Weather
If water damage gets to your home, call us today.
SERVPRO® of Henderson, Webster, Union, McLean, and Crittenden Counties brings you useful information to think about when storm weather is upon us:
- Clean out roof gutters and downspouts. Clogged gutters allow water to back up onto your roof, increasing the chance of water intrusion into your home or business.
- Remove loose debris from your yard. Debris, such as fallen tree limbs or unsecured lawn furniture can become dangerous during heavy winds.
- Know Your Zone. Determine your flood zoning and prepare appropriately for your city and county.
Flood and storm waters create a different kind of damage to you home. It creates rougher categories and pricier to clean areas. We want to keep your home as prepared as possible, so when these event do happen, you're prepared.
It's almost Ice time
It's almost that time!
When December, January, and February hit-- one of the water damages that occurs most often for home owners is when a pipe freezes, bursts, and then causes heinous amounts of water damage in a home. When a family goes on vacation or away for a few days (or even overnight,) and the temperature drops below a certain degree the pipes will freeze. There are several ways to combat that:
- Wrapping the pipes
- Leaving cabinets open
- Letting faucets drip
Another creation of water damage from ice, are ice dams. The definition of an ice buildup is a long the edge of your roof) is what we refer to as an ice dam. The ice builds up and won’t let the water run off your roof when the ice begins to thaw. Roofs are great for shedding water off your home, but they are not designed to hold water. That water will then run into your home causing a lot of damage. While the last bit of warm weather is still here it’s a perfect time to prepare.
- Be aware of areas on your roof where ice generally builds up.
- Have the insulation in your home or building inspected to ensure its well-insulated.
- Consider having heat cable and rain gutters installed in areas that tend to build up ice to help ensure you don’t have any problems.
Water damage can happen to anyone's home or business. Try these tips this winter to prevent these emergencies from happening. If you need water damage help, call our offices today for more information.
Water Damage in your Henderson Basement
Call us today to help with your water damage.
Do you have water in your basement?
When you wake up to two feet of water in your basement, the first thought is to panic.
We are here to tell you, it's going to be okay! Water damage happens to everyone and could happen at anytime. SERVPRO® of Henderson, Webster, Union, McLean and Crittenden Counties is here to help!
We have trained water damage technicians who are on call 24/7 and 365 days a years to be there to help you when you need it the most. We have a team in our office that will talk you through the process, and illustrate what will happen and when, so that you do not have to stress.
We are here to take the stress away and make it all okay! Water damage is not fun to deal with, but having a company who has years and years of experience can make the process much smoother.
Call us today to help with your water damage.
Water Damage to your Henderson Home
Our 1-4-8 promise when it comes to your water damage.
Most people do not know about our 1-4-8 promise to our customers. Water quickly spreads throughout your home and gets absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, and more. When water damage occurs you want help, and you want it as fast as possible. At SERVPRO® of Henderson, Webster, Union, McLean and Crittenden Counties, we are here to help.
- Water quickly spreads throughout your property, saturating everything in its path.
- Water is absorbed into walls, floors, upholstery, and belongings.
- Furniture finishes may bleed, causing permanent staining on carpets.
Hours 1 - 24:
- Drywall begins to swell and break down.
- Metal surfaces begin to tarnish.
- Furniture begins to swell and crack.
- A musty odor appears.
48 Hours to 1 Week:
- Mold and mildew may grow and spread.
- Doors, windows, and studs swell and warp.
- Metal begins to rust and corrode.
- Furniture warps and shows signs of mold.
More Than 1 Week:
- Restoration time and cost increase
- Structural safety, mold growth, and bio-hazard contaminants pose serious risks to occupants.
Basically, all this information means that the faster a water restoration company can get to you the better chance you have for your home. Call us today for more information!