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Tips to Avoid a Smelly Situation After Water Damage | SERVPRO of Pewaukee & Sussex

5/1/2024 (Permalink)

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You come home from work after a long day only to discover your kitchen floor is flooded or your carpet is soaked through. Maybe you left a window open and a storm blew through or your old dishwasher finally gave out on you.

Either way, cleaning up the mess becomes your priority. A bucket, a mop and some towels can tackle the visible water, but that is unfortunately not always going to solve your problem.

Dealing with water disasters completely is crucial to avoiding things like mold growth, stinky odors and rot. Our team explains below how to handle a water disaster from start to finish.

Tackling Water Leaks Quickly

The trouble with water is that when it flows, it really flows. Once it gets out of your pipes or leaks out of your appliances, it can flow down onto your floors and will leak under your floorboards, behind your walls and can even get into your ceiling. It can get into the tiniest cracks and crevices, which can be really hard to remove on your own.

If you discover a water leak at home, your first instinct will be to stop the flow of water and clean up the mess. While that will certainly take care of the visible water, the water that has already leaked behind your walls will continue to cause you problems. Without the proper air movement, that lingering moisture can lead to further damage and complications.

It can start to degrade structural supports, cause metal to rust and can even lead to serious mold infestations. In fact, a few mold spores can grow into an entire infestation in as little as 24–48 hours.

Stopping the Stink

You need to keep a close eye on how your home smells in the days after your initial water disaster. Mold commonly gives off an earthy or musty smell, so if one of these unpleasant smells is noticeable in your home, it’s time to do some investigating. That’s where we come in!

Our team is trained to get into those hard-to-reach areas to identify mold infestations and tackle them with confidence. We will remove the residual water and moisture and then tackle your mold remediation. Afterward, we can rebuild your home by replacing floorboards, hanging new drywall or addressing any other structural issues that you may have encountered as a result.

Finally, our odor removal specialists will secure the area by turning off vents and shutting off your HVAC system. We will filter the air in the affected area to remove those stubborn particles and then we will use special deodorizers to make sure the air is fresh and clean. We are here to help you recover from any sort of water disaster day or night.

Don’t ignore signs of a water leak. Contact SERVPRO® for a full recovery.

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