Recent Water Damage Posts

Water, Humidity, and Oklahoma

5/29/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water, Humidity, and Oklahoma Dehumidifiers and air scrubbers are placed in water affected rooms to purify the air from any airborne microbial.

As water infrastructure ages in your residence or commercial property, the potential for leaks grows and the need for asset management increases. Planning ahead is key. Good system diagnosis can provide an accurate and cost-effective assessment.
Humidity is the amount of water vapor in the air. Water vapor is the gaseous state of water and is invisible. Humidity indicates the likelihood of precipitation, dew, or fog.
Oklahoma's climate ranges from humid subtropical in the east to semi-arid in the west. When you are dealing with water damage in Oklahoma, immediate action is crucial. SERVPRO professionals respond immediately and use advanced equipment and techniques to remove the water quickly. Any home or business can quickly become infested with mold with the introduction of a water source, like a roof or plumbing leak. Mold can spread throughout a property in as little as 48-72 hours, and can produce allergens and irritants that have the potential to cause other health effects.

Give us a call if you have a water loss or potential mold in your home or business.  918-913-4490

Water Damage By The Inch...DID YOU KNOW?

12/7/2018 (Permalink)

Did you know?

A 1/4 inch supply line from the Ice Maker, with normal household pressure, can pump 1/2 to 1 gallon of water per minute.  That's 700-1,400 gallons of water running through the kitchen in a 24 hour time period.

Did you know?

A 3/8 inch supply line to a toilet can pump 2 to 3 gallons of water per minute with normal household pressure.  In a 24 hour period, that could be 3,000-4,000 gallons of water flowing through the home.  Hopefully not an upstairs toilet!

Did you know?

A 5/8 inch hose from a washing machine can pump 10-12 gallons per minute, or 14,000-17,000 gallons in a 24 hour period.  That is the size of a 18'x4' round swimming pool.


  • Where the main shut off is in your home?
  • Is the only shut off at the main meter?  Do you need to find it?
  • Does each appliance have its own shut off?

Find it, make it, let others know where it is in case you are on vacation, or away from home.

But in the unfortunate event that you should have a water leak... GIVE SERVPRO A CALL!

Water Destroys

11/19/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Destroys water damage on a hardwood floor.

Water damage describes a large number of possible losses caused by water intruding where it will enable attack of a material or system by destructive processes such as rotting of wood, growth, rusting of steel, de-laminating of materials such as plywood, and many others.

The damage may be imperceptibly slow and minor such as water spots that could eventually mar a surface, or it may be instantaneous and catastrophic such as flooding. However fast it occurs, water damage is a major contributor to loss of property.

An insurance policy may or may not cover the costs associated with water damage and the process of water damage restoration. While a common cause of residential water damage is often the failure of a sump pump, many homeowner's insurance policies do not cover the associated costs without an addendum which adds to the monthly premium of the policy.

Getting Back to Pre-water Damaged Condition

9/18/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Getting Back to Pre-water Damaged Condition Leaky HVAC destroyed door before leak was found

Every water damage event is a little different, and requires a unique solution, but the general process stays the same. We carefully inspect your property’s water damage, determining the type of water damage and the areas affected. This is a crucial step to creating an effective plan of action that will result in a successful restoration.

After the bulk of the water has been removed, our technicians use specialized equipment to target the water that’s harder to access. we use less intrusive, scientific drying methods to draw the remaining water and moisture from your property with air movers and dehumidifiers.

Water damage also affects your belongings, like furniture, clothing, and personal items. We can clean restorable items using a number of specialized cleaning techniques. We also sanitize with antimicrobial treatments and remove odors using industrial air scrubbers and fogging equipment.

The last step is restoring your home or business back to its pre-water damage condition. The restoration step can be relatively minor, such as replacing a few drywall panels, or could include major reconstruction, such as rebuilding entire rooms of a home or business.

Too Much Water...

9/18/2018 (Permalink)

Water damage describes a large number of possible losses caused by water intruding where it will enable attack of a material or system by destructive processes such as rotting of wood, growth, rusting of steel, de-laminating of materials such as plywood, and many others.

Water damage is a problem that most property owners dread. When it rains heavily or snow melts quickly, the risk of this type of damage increases. Water can cause thousands of dollars’ worth of damage by damaging wood furniture, upholstery, electronics, household appliances, and plumbing

There are several possible causes of water damage. Leaky dishwashers, clogged toilets, broken pipes, broken dishwasher hoses, overflowing washing machines, leaky roofs, plumbing leaks, and foundation cracks are just some of the possible causes of water damage in homes and businesses. Floods, heavy snow, and heavy rain are other possible causes of this type of damage and can lead to having water in basements. Too much water can lead to minor problems such as water in basement areas, or it can lead to the destruction of homes and businesses. Once a home or business sustains water damage, it is important to start the water damage cleanup immediately.

Water damage also increases the risk of mold growth, which is a very expensive problem to remediate. Hiring a water damage restoration company like SERVPRO Muskogee/McIntosh Counties & Tahlequah can make the cleanup process easier to handle, we employ experienced workers who know the best ways to repair or replace damaged items and help with water damage cleanup.

Properties Drown By Time

8/21/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Properties Drown By Time Lin Sacks pointing to the area water damaged the home and affected the dry wall up to 4 ft by a broken hot water. tank.

Eighty percent of disasters are accompanied by water damage. 

When water damage occurs it is only a matter of hours before microbial growth settles to a point of visibility. It is important to mitigate water damage immediately. 

Every 24 hours water stands in a given area it can wick up drywall 6 inches and only increases with time. If water has seeped between walls or under a base board it is safe to assume the interior and exterior of the wall, studs and insulation are all affected by this time. It is important to have SERVPRO Muskogee/McIntosh Counties & Tahlequah to come, assess, and advise you if this is a potential claim and what must you do to save your property from dry rot, microbial (molds0, and other costly secondary damage. The consultation is completely free with no obligation. Please call 918-913-4490 and ask for Lin or Duel for your consultation.