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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Home and Business Water Damage Prevention

6/17/2021 (Permalink)

Two pieces of SERVPRO green quipment drying out brown carpet in a water damaged home. Orange SERVPRO house in corner This home was water damaged, and we are working to dry out the carpet for reuse!

Over the years, the vast majority of calls that we receive concerns water damage. Fire and water damage are the two main reasons that SERVPRO is contacted. But many people do not realize that even with fire jobs, often times water damage is also present. Fire is typically put out by water, so when the fire department is onsite, many times parts of the building is also wet.

But the most common reason we are called to a home or business to clean up water is because of a busted pipe.

WHAT CAN YOU DO?

The most water pouring into the building, the more damage it is going to cause. Coming from a restoration company, your first move should always be to shut off the water source.

WHY IS THIS IMPORTANT?

Most of the time this would be the main water supply. If you do not know where your supply cut off is in your home or office, make it a priority to find out and educate everyone in the area.  Below is how much damage a single pipe can do per minute:

A ½ inch pipe can spill up to 50 gallons a minute

A 1-inch pipe can spill up to 210 gallons a minute

A 2-inch pipe can spill up to 850 gallons a minute

This is why it is so important to prevent as much damage as possible when in this situation. It is also important to call the professionals as soon as possible to let them get to work and start fixing the problem. SERVPRO of Marion, Adair and Russell Counties are Here to Help ® at a moment’s notice with 24/7/365 services available.

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