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After you have a plumber fix a leaky pipe in your Tampa, Florida, home, you could have puddles and water damage to your ceilings, walls, floors, and furniture. Have water damage checked quickly by a professional to keep it from getting worse, because high moisture levels can lead to mold growth, rotting wood, and bad smells. Essential steps for repairing water damage include checking for mold, drying out the area, and removing damaged items.

Checking for Mold

In the right conditions, mold can start growing in just one or two days and damage walls, ceilings, furniture, and floors. Many types also cause asthma and allergy symptoms, fatigue, headaches, and other health problems. Contact a mold remediation professional to test the air and any water-damaged surfaces in your home. That way, you can get rid of mold before it spreads.

Drying Out the Area

Professionals will use industrial fans and dehumidifiers to remove moisture before it causes additional damage. This makes salvaging damaged carpeting and other items easier. ServiceMaster 24 Hour specializes in restoring wood items like furniture and floors, and they can store all your undamaged belongings until your home looks comfortable and attractive again.

Removing Damaged Items

Unfortunately, some items may be too damaged to save. Wallpaper or wood could warp, become discolored, or rot from water damage. Also, sewage and flood water can contain harmful chemicals, viruses, and bacteria. You should have your home and any furniture you want to keep cleaned and disinfected thoroughly. After severe damage, you might also need to clean underneath carpeting and flooring to prevent unpleasant smells or health problems from mold and other contaminants.

ServiceMaster 24 Hour has 15 years of water damage mitigation and restoration experience. Even after a severe disaster, we can help you make quick, economical repairs and get you and your family back to their regular routines. Call us anytime at 727-300-3773 or 813-603-2001 for outstanding, expert service.

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