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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Do you have Water or Storm damage?

5/22/2023 (Permalink)

Wet carpet in the door way This photo is from a sewage loss in Dubuque, Iowa.

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When you Need Emergency Service,

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The occurrence of flooding and water damage, as seen in Dubuque, Iowa in recent years, can be incredibly invasive. Acting promptly to mitigate the problem is crucial in minimizing costs. Water spreads rapidly throughout a home, seeping into floors, walls, furniture, and various materials. By contacting SERVPRO of Dubuque promptly, we can initiate the water extraction process almost immediately. This swift response helps to minimize damage and reduce the expenses associated with cleaning and restoration. It's important to note that floodwater can be highly contaminated.

Timeline of Water Damage:

Within Minutes:

  • Water swiftly permeates the property, saturating everything in its path.
  • Absorption occurs in walls, floors, upholstery, and personal belongings.
  • Furniture finishes may bleed, leading to permanent carpet stains.
  • Swelling and warping of photographs, books, and paper goods begin.

Hours 1 - 24:

  • Drywall starts to swell and deteriorate.
  • Water penetrates hard-to-reach and dry areas.
  • Metal surfaces tarnish.
  • Furniture undergoes swelling and cracking.
  • Dyes and inks from fabrics and paper items spread, causing stains.
  • A musty odor becomes noticeable.

48 Hours to 1 Week:

  • Mold and mildew may start growing and spreading.
  • Doors, windows, and studs swell and warp.
  • Metal begins to rust and corrode.
  • Furniture warps and displays signs of mold.
  • Paint blisters.
  • Wood flooring swells and warps.
  • Serious biohazard contamination becomes a possibility.

More Than 1 Week:

  • Restoration time and cost increase significantly, involving extensive replacement of contaminated materials and structural rebuilding.
  • Occupant safety is at risk due to structural integrity, mold growth, and biohazard contaminants.

SERVPRO of Dubuque has the knowledge.

With over 23 years of experience, SERVPRO of Dubuque specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial properties following fire, smoke, or water damage incidents. Our highly trained staff is equipped with the expertise needed for property damage restoration. Through initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO's corporate training facility, as well as regular certification from the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), our team is well-prepared to restore your property effectively and efficiently.

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