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When DIY Projects Go Wrong, Call SERVPRO

5/5/2021 (Permalink)

Water pooling on a basement floor Call SERVPRO of Manchester/Mansfield if your DIY project goes bad, or if you're considering DIY-ing your water or fire damage.

DIY (do it yourself)—taking on your own home repair and improvement projects—is a huge multibillion dollar industry, which means that lots and lots of Americans are tackling their own work. DIY can save homeowners a lot of money, but unfortunately in many cases, it can lead to more expenses and hassle than hiring a pro in the first place.

Improvenet, which is an online referral service for remodelers, surveyed 2,000 homeowners about DIY successes and failures. Surprisingly, almost two-thirds of the respondents had regrets about taking on at least one of their DIY projects. And in a third of those instances, the homeowner ended up calling in a professional to fix their mistakes—meaning that roughly one out of every five DIY-ers in the survey had a project go so wrong that a pro had to redo their work!

Wait, there’s more: one out of twelve respondents had actually damaged their own home with DIY projects, and one in sixteen had caused injury to themselves or a family member or friend while DIY-ing.

DIY After Water or Fire Damage? Call SERVPRO Instead

After a water disaster, such as basement or appliance flooding, many homeowners attempt to do the cleanup and repair themselves. Unfortunately, without the right equipment, such as powerful wet vacs, air movers and sensitive measuring devices, most homeowners simply can’t remove all the water quickly enough to prevent further damage, creating the potential for a hidden mold infestation. The pros at SERVPRO of Manchester/Mansfield know exactly what to do—and they do it fast and completely so you can put the water damage behind you.

Even a small fire at your home can create lingering damage that’s difficult for a DIY-er to fully eradicate. First there are structural questions: is your home safe or will you need extensive repairs? Then there are cleaning issues. A fire leaves not only damage from the flames, but also from the smoke, soot and the water used to extinguish the flames. That can be a mess that requires specialized cleaning methods and products. The smell alone from a fire can linger and permeate every object in your home. SERVPRO of Manchester/Mansfield will not only assure that your structure is safe, they will clean and deodorize everything in your home, including your clothes.

So, whether your damage is from a fire or water disaster—or from a DIY project gone bad—call SERVPRO for the quickest and best damage remediation services. We even work with your insurer to speed up your claims!

We’re Here for You

The team at SERVPRO of Manchester/Mansfield has the training and experience to quickly clean up and restore your home or business after just about any disaster. Call SERVPRO of Manchester/Mansfield (860.649.0836) any time.

If you need fire, smoke, water, storm, biohazard or mold remediation at your home or commercial building, call SERVPRO of Manchester/Mansfield today at 860.649.0836

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If you need fire, smoke, water, storm, biohazard or mold remediation at your home or commercial building, call SERVPRO of Manchester/Mansfield today at 860.649.0836

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