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Dealing With Odors After a Water Leak | SERVPRO of East Brownsville & South Padre Island

5/1/2024 (Permalink)

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Picture this: You get home and find water all over the floor. That’s not the most wonderful image, especially if you have been away from home for more than a few hours! It could be from the dishwasher, the refrigerator or simply just an open window during a rainstorm.

No matter where water damage came from, cleanup often requires much more than just a few towels or a mop and bucket. Water moves incredibly fast, and it can find its way into lots of places you may never think to look.

The faster you can get a professional’s help when a leak strikes in your home, the better.

Addressing Water Leaks

When water starts seeping throughout your home, it can damage floors, cabinets, walls and anything else in its path. Even after you have dried up water under furniture or appliances, it could still find its way into places that are pretty challenging to reach.

As you do clean up a visible water leak, make sure to pay close attention to what walls and flooring are around the leak area. Water under carpets or behind walls won’t dry on its own. These spaces are too tight and don’t have enough airflow to allow for evaporation. Instead, moisture can linger long-term—creating more and more damage the longer it goes unaddressed.

Eventually, the structure of your home will even be affected. Metal support systems will rust, while mold begins to set in on every organic surface it can find. Mold moves quickly, and in a short amount of time, you can be dealing with major outbreak

Following Your Nose

As mold begins to set up, it create a musty odor. If you smell something earthy and damp, there is a good chance something bad is happening out of sight. Use your nose to attempt to locate the source, but whether you can see signs of mold or not, it is time to call in our professional restoration experts.

Our team is highly trained in handling everything that comes along with water damage, including mold and odors. We will repair or replace warped floors and damaged walls. We can even rebuild parts of your home that are severely damaged.

Our crew will also seek out and stop mold growth, sealing any areas as needed in order to ensure it doesn’t come back. Everything in the area will be sanitized to start eliminating smells.

Once we know the problem area is well-cared for, we will go beyond where the leak was and make sure HVAC vents are clean and your air is filtered. Surfaces will be disinfected, too. Our goal is to make your space feel—and smell—like yours again. Whatever that takes, we’ve got it handled!

Don’t ignore signs of a water leak. Contact SERVPRO® for a full recovery.

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