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How Can I Tell How Bad A Water Damage Incident in My Shreveport Home Is?

5/6/2020 (Permalink)

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Whenever there is an incident involving water intrusion at your Shreveport property, there is a possibility that the damage is severe than you think. Some aspects of the incident, such as the amount of water spilled or passage of time since the event starts, provide evident insight on the kind of damages to expect.  However, other aspects that influence the level of damage may be harder to detect.

How long does water damage take to show?

The time it takes to notice water damage in Shreveport homes depends on several factors, including:

  • The intensity of the damage present
  • Efforts applied in scoping the loss
  • The areas affected by the water loss

Water loss incidents vary in intensity ranging from the slow trickle of water from sinks and other plumbing facilities to sudden or accidental discharge. Intensive cases are easier to notice since they involve massive amounts of water and affect vast portions of the property.

Since water migrates from the source to both open and concealed sections of the property, you might only notice the damage in open areas. Some typical issues that go unnoticed after water spills include:

  • Mold growth
  • Rotting in structural supports or subfloors
  • High levels of humidity

How does SERVPRO identify hidden problems?

Managing unseen problems, after water loss incidents, requires different resources. Our crews use a variety of sophisticated scoping tools like thermal cameras to check for wetness behind walls or floor materials. Thermo-hygrometers help monitors moisture levels in the air at different temperatures helping us establish whether to take action. Our training and experience dealing with several water loss situations help us spot subtle signs of wetness in concealed areas. For instance, pushing slightly against walls reveals moisture-damaged drywall, which has a soft or spongy feel.

SERVPRO of South Shreveport can take timely action to reveal and solve hidden problems after a water loss incident making it "Like it never even happened." Call us at (318) 865-4655.

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