You Can Count on Us to Be There Fast | SERVPRO® of Western Essex County
When disaster strikes, time can become an even more precious commodity—especially when it’s your home or livelihood on the line.
We know how crucial a fast response is following a disaster at your home or business, which is why responding faster to any size disaster is more than just a slogan in our world.
Why a Fast Response Is Key
Time is not a luxury you have when disaster strikes, especially when it’s your belongings or business on the line. This is especially true where water damage has come into play, which can be through various means such as flooding, appliance and/or plumbing failures, storm damage and fire damage, as water is used to put out the fires.
Water can spread throughout your property in mere minutes, saturating everything in its path. Items like the walls, floors, upholstery and your belongings can all be casualties of water.
The effects of water damage within the first 24 hours include:
- Furniture begins to swell and crack
- Drywall begins to swell and break down
- The arrival of a musty odor
- Dyes and inks from cloth and paper items spread and stain
- Metal surfaces begin to tarnish
The damage will worsen as time goes on. Between 48 hours and a week later, you could begin to see:
- Paint beginning to blister
- Swelling and warping of doors, windows and studs
- The growth and spreading of mold and mildew
- The possibilities of serious biohazard contamination
- Wood flooring swelling and warping
- Metal beginning to rust and corrode
The damage done can dramatically increase the restoration time and costs and can also impact structural safety if left unchecked for over a week.
How We Can Respond So Quickly
It doesn’t matter what day or time it is, our trained restoration specialists will quickly be dispatched to your property or business.
Providing an immediate response to any size disaster is what we are here for! Our fast response times can help minimize the damage and keep the cleaning and restoration costs manageable.
A major perk of being part of a national network of over 1,700 franchises is that we have access to more resources for the cleanup and restoration projects that may be larger or stem from major storm situations. Being a locally owned and operated franchise helps us be close by and ready to respond whenever the call comes in.