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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

DIY Water Damage vs. SERVPRO Professionals

3/30/2022 (Permalink)

It is tempting to believe that some water damage scenarios can easily be handled on your own. Before you make that decision, we want to explain to you why you should call the professionals at SERVPRO® of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties when you have a water damage instead of trying to Do It Yourself. 


Your dishwasher overflows overnight. There is two inches of standing water on top of all of your hardwood floors in your kitchen and dining room. You call your uncle because he has an extra shop vac. He willingly brings it over and starts helping you suck up water. Together, with two shop vacs, it takes you three hours to suck up all of the standing water. You make a run to Lowe’s and pick up some large box fans. You set them up and let them run all day. That night, you notice some warping in your hardwood floors and think, “How is that even possible? We sucked up all the water?” The next morning, it’s even worse. Now you have to seriously consider replacing your beautiful but expensive hardwood floors.

What would have happened if you called the professionals at SERVPRO® of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties right away?

A bright green truck would have pulled up to your house, and a uniformed crew would have used a truck-mounted vacuum or submersible pump to suck up the water in a fraction of the time. With stronger power, more water between the wood panels would have been extracted and removed, making the drying process faster. After extraction, we would have placed a calculated amount of commercial-grade dehumidifiers and air movers to aid the drying process. We also would have used our specialty equipment drying mat on the hardwood floors that continuously pulls water from between the cracks and specifically guides airflow between panels. Our professionals would have returned every day to monitor the drying process and adjust where needed. Your hardwood floors could have been saved. 


When you have a water damage at your home or business, rely on the professionals at SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties to properly handle the mess. In the long run, you’ll be glad you did. 

The good news is that we offer more than just water restoration. Along with Fire and Water Mitigation, we do Mold Remediation, Storm Response, Biohazard, and other restoration work. Our cleaning services include Carpet and Upholstery, Air Ducts, Odor Removal, and various others.

SERVPRO® of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties is your local Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration Company, and we are Here to Help.

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