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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Water Damage: Even a Little is Too Much

A Little Bit of Water vs. A Large Amount of Water

When it comes to causing damage, it doesn’t matter whether a Roseville building is damaged by a little water over a long time or a lot of water over any time.

Either way, the result is a mess.

We don’t mean a mess the way a sock drawer can be messy. Fixing the sock drawer requires sorting and decluttering.

Remediating water damage requires specialized training, experience, and equipment.

When Water Damage Hits Macomb County, Call the Professionals

Call SERVPRO® of St. Clair Shores as soon as you learn there is water damage.

Our phone number is 586-741-5050. Emergency service is available 24 hours/day, every day.

We measure the humidity to find water or dampness hidden behind walls, under floors, between the ceiling and the floor, or under the foundation.

Sometimes, it is obvious there is excess water in a building. These signs include:

  • The sudden appearance of an indoor pool, complete with furniture or equipment never meant to float
  • Water bills high enough to cover most of Grosse Pointe Shores
  • Water-paddling pets
  • The need to wear rain boots indoors
  • Soggy walls
  • Dripping plaster

Less obvious signs include:

  • Musty smell from mold or other microbial growth
  • Slightly higher water bills
  • Sounds of water dripping without an obvious source

Water damage can lead to weakened foundations, crumbled drywall, or destroyed flooring. Excess moisture – even a small amount – provides an ideal environment for mold, mildew, and other microbial growth. The growth literally eats wood, marble, drywall, concrete, paint, paper, shingles, and drywall. The more it eats, the more it grows. The more it grows, the more it eats.

Our Process

Arrive as soon as possible, first gathering the necessary information, so we bring the best people and equipment for the job.

Look for hidden water damage.

Use water-extraction equipment that can remove Olympic-sized pools worth of water. We also use dryers and fans to get rid of any hidden moisture.

Clean and disinfect all structures, including the air vents. Remove mold colonies and other visible growth.

Clean and disinfect upholstery, furniture, equipment, and appliances.

Remove odors instead of merely masking them.

If needed, replace drywall, do roof repairs, replace flooring, repaint.

Quotes About Plumbing

We’ve collected quotations about water, storms, and plumbing. Here are some favorite quotes about plumbing:

“Acting is not an important job in the scheme of things. Plumbing is.” – Spencer Tracy

“Without plumbers, people wouldn't be able to enjoy many of the conveniences of modern living.” –Simone Payment

“If you consider the contribution of plumbing to human life, the other sciences fade into insignificance.” – James P. Gorman

SERVPRO of St. Clair Shores