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Damage Threats & How They Can Affect Your Home | SERVPRO of Sumter

11/17/2023 (Permalink)

residentail home with roof destroyed and debris falling down If you discover damage in your residence, call SERVPRO of Sumter right away.

Everywhere you look it seems like there is a risk for home damage. A strong storm that brings hail and wind, a forgotten candle or electrical malfunction that could spark and spread fire, or even something simple as structural aging over time can leave your home with damage.

However, we don’t want you to constantly be worried about what could happen in your home. Accidents and natural disasters aren’t entirely preventable, but you can be prepared for them if you know what to expect.

SERVPRO of Sumter is Here to Help® you recover no matter what happens at your home, and we explain some of the biggest risks and our recovery process for each below.

Threats for Sumter Residents

Heavy rain and strong summer storms can lead to wind, water or impact damage in our community, and the threat of wildfires near the Sumter National Forest can rise and fall based on the current conditions. While those larger scenarios can certainly cause widespread damage, smaller incidents like roof leaks, burst water pipes and kitchen fires are among the most common types of home damage that we see on a daily basis.

Water damage is common when it comes from natural sources like clogged gutters that lead to roof leaks or a failed sump pump that causes a flooded basement. It can also come from a simple leaky pipe or a malfunctioning dishwasher.

Each case can lead to serious damage in a short amount of time. Fire is also unpredictable in that it can start from a natural source or from a manmade problem, but most often it is caused by human error.

When the Damage Keeps Getting Worse

It is so frustrating to experience any kind of damage in your home, but unfortunately, the single incident may cause more problems than the original issue. For example, a flooded basement will warp floors or ruin drywall, but it can also cause water to seep under your structure and could spark a mold infestation that compromises your foundation.

The same is true for fire damage. Fires will certainly burn and destroy your home, but they can also leave behind significant amounts of soot and smoke in their wake. The parts of your home that were saved from the flames will still most likely have suffered some type of damage, like stained walls or stinky odors. There could even be water damage to deal with due to the firefighting efforts to put out the flames.

No matter the disaster, recovering quickly can help you avoid some of these worsening issues and a lengthy recovery. That’s where SERVPRO® steps in! Our restoration team can handle every part of your recovery, even if it involves a little water damage restoration, some mold mitigation and even fire damage repair. We will clean, sanitize, contain and control the situation until your home is ready to be rebuilt and restored.

We are a full-service restoration company, which means that you will only ever have to work with us during your restoration! We will walk you through every step of our process so you fully understand what is being done, and we promise to not leave your home until you are completely satisfied.

Does your home need restoration and you don’t want to make more than one call? Contact us to get everything handled by one team.

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