Why You Should Call SERVPRO of Albany & Americus
One of the biggest misconceptions about emergency fire and water situations is that you will know who to call when the time comes. "I haven't had an issue yet, so when I do, I can make a decision then."
Preparing for such a disaster, especially for a commercial company, will not only provide peace of mind, but will ensure you aren't forced into making a snap decision that can potentially impact the ability to restore your home or business.
SERVPRO of Albany & Americus is your local South Georgia water damage restoration company providing services for water damage repair, mold remediation, mold inspection, and residential and commercial fire clean up. When deciding on your preferred vendor, look for your local SERVPRO. We provide an optimal experience and will have your SERVPRO franchise professional reach out as soon as possible.
Here's how we can help:
1. Restoration Costs Less
A complete replacement can be expensive in labor and materials, particularly if the existing materials must be removed first. Depending on the materials selected it can get very expensive. Restoration, on the other hand, requires less labor and materials, and thus costs less to restore vs. replace.
2. Restoration Extends the Life of Your Property
You can defer complete replacement and make future plans for the expenditure in your capital budget.
3. Restoration is More Sustainable
Millions of tons of construction waste end up in landfills annually. Restoration allows you to reuse your existing materials, which in turn is a much more environmentally friendly option. Plus, it can lead to steps to make your building more energy efficient and may help you qualify for ENERGY STAR or LEED credits.
4. Restoration Helps Prevent Catastrophic Loss
Ignoring the fact that your home or business is deteriorating doesn’t make the problem go away; it can only get worse. The more time passes, the greater the potential damage and the more it costs to restore it. At some point, the only option will be total replacement. Continued neglect can put your business, employees and tenants at risk.
Insulation can become wet in a variety of ways. A pipe could burst, a seam could have been improperly welded, or there could be a puncture somewhere on your roofing system, among a wide variety of other possibilities. However, just fixing the cause of the leak is not enough; the wet insulation must be removed.
Here's three potential ramifications anyone in the restoration industry would tell you about leaving wet insulation or other materials behind in your home or business:
1. Structural Stability
As mentioned above, wet materials can negatively impact your entire building. The trapped moisture can begin to degrade the foundation of your home or business starting at the location of the loss and working it’s way out. Rotting can occur and lead to collapses throughout the structure. There is also the overall weight burden to consider. As moisture is collected that particular item gets increasingly heavier. The pressure can be catastrophic to the building and lead to complete system collapse.
2. Energy Efficiency Compromised
The presence of wet products within any structure will generally negate the energy efficiency benefits of any system. This is due to the fact that the moisture is acting as a conductor of energy rather than repelling it as it is designed. Your building will now require more heat in the winter and air conditioning in the summer, resulting in higher utility bills. Moisture can specifically cause your insulation to lose as much as 40% of it’s thermal residence capabilities.
3. Indoor Air Quality
It is highly likely that your building is being occupied for a good portion of the day and/or night depending on what industry you are in. As a result, air quality is incredibly important. If anything is wet, mold and bacteria can grow. Not a good sign for healthy air or happy occupants. The longer you leave it untreated, the greater the potential danger to your occupants.
It’s important to be proactive with finding your preferred restoration company and preventing similar occurrences like the above scenario from happening. SERVPRO of Albany & Americus provides quick inspections to any sized disaster. Call your trusted leaders at SERVPRO of Albany & Americus for the best water damage restoration in south Georgia.
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