Water Damage Repair for Kinston, NC & the Surrounding Areas
When hurricanes or other serious storms strike, the effects can be devastating and the task of restoring things to normal can be daunting. Water damage presents a unique problem, in that delaying the work can further weaken the structure of your home while also facilitating the growth of mold and bacteria in your home. ServiceMaster Emergency Services offers prompt, effective service to handle all of your water damage repair needs. We are available 24/7/365.
Contact our team today to schedule an appointment or to learn more about our residential and commercial restoration services!
Are You in Need of Water Damage Repairs?
When it comes to finding water damage in your house, don't hesitate to call our experts right away.
Look out for these signs in your home:
- Peeling Paint
- Stains on the walls and/or ceilings and the attic
- Odors (can signal bacterial growth)
- Look for corrosion around piping
- Basement leakage
- Cracked or missing shingles on the roof
Common Causes of Water Damage in Your Home
Although severe weather conditions are a common cause for water damage, there are a few causes that can lead to you needing water damage repair. Read on to discover the most common causes of water damage.
- Leaking or bursting pipes
- Plumbing issues
- HVAC units
- Clogged gutters
- Clogged drainage systems
- Sewage backups
- Severe weather
- Sump pump problems
- Structural damage
If you have found any of these in your home, you need to get them repaired immediately before further damage is done. Water damage can cause more problems to your home than you may know. Don't hesitate to contact the water damage repair team at ServiceMaster Emergency Services if you need water damage repair services throughout Kinston, New Bern, or Goldsboro, NC.
What to do When Water Damage Strikes?
- Try to stop the flow of water immediately by shutting off the main valve
- Move furniture to a safe, dry area
- Begin removing whatever water you can
- Remove area rugs (the dyes can stain the flooring material)
- Do not plug in any electronics near the area - such as the wet vac
- Be sure to wash your hands and clothes, as the water can contain harmful bacteria and sewage
- Don't throw away anything of value until you speak with your insurance provider
How Long Does it Take to Restore a Home After Water Damage?
Restoring a home completely after water damage can take anywhere from several days to several weeks depending on how long the home was exposed to water.
Typically, there are two phases when it comes to the water damage restoration process: drying out the home and the restoration. Drying out a home can take 3 to 5 days, or a little longer (again depending on how long the home was exposed to water). The drying out process can only begin when the standing water has been completely removed from your home.
The restoration process is the part that takes the longest and may last a few weeks or more. At ServiceMaster Emergency Services our team of water damage specialists will always keep in touch to give you an update on the timeline and anything that may delay parts of the process.
During the restoration process, we will identify what can be salvaged and
what cannot and discuss with the homeowner what changes may be made to
the home. Typically, you and your family should be able to stay in the
home during the restoration process, however, it also depends on the circumstances
of the situation. At all times, we want to make sure that you and your
family are safe. For more information, reach out to ServiceMaster Emergency Services
at (252) 618-9968 today.
Restoring Homes Across Kinston, Goldsboro, and New Bern, NC
Many people don’t consider that they need water damage restoration after a fire, too. After all…the fire trucks pump gallons and gallons of water into your home, and it has nowhere to go. No matter if you need our water damage services for weather-related issues or as a result of a fire, you can count on our professionals to restore your property to its original state. Call us when you need us for reliable water damage restoration services. We provide water restoration to customers across Kinston, Goldsboro, and New Bern, NC.