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Do It Yourself? Consider Having SERVPRO Do It Instead!

5/7/2021 (Permalink)

Two men paint a smoke-stained ceiling Water or fire damage in your home? DIY project gone wrong? Call SERVPRO of West Hartford to make things right!

We live in a DIY (do it yourself) world, from assembling furniture all the way to doing major home renovations. Performing your own home repair and improvement projects—a huge multibillion dollar industry—can save you a lot of money, if everything goes right. The problem is, things go wrong (sometimes very wrong) in a lot of cases! Then, the DIY-er ends up paying more, taking more time, getting substandard results—and often, has to hire a construction, plumbing or electrical pro to fix the mistakes and finish the job.

When DIY Goes Bad

Don’t take our word for it, though. Improvenet, an online referral network for remodelers, surveyed 2,000 homeowners, asking about their DIY experiences. More than 65 percent of the respondents regretting doing one or more DIY projects. And in about a third of those regrettable projects, the DIY-er turned to a pro to fix their mistakes. That means that around 20 percent or more of the people surveyed botched a project (or at least underestimated its complexity) enough that they had to “seek professional help.”

If that’s not daunting enough, 8 percent of the DIY-ers damaged their own home, and more than 6 percent injured themselves or someone else while DIY-ing!

So if you’ve taken on more than you can handle and caused damage to your home, consider calling SERVPRO of West Hartford. For example, say you were tackling a plumbing job and caused a flood and water damage instead. Our experts will arrive quickly and get right to work stopping the flood, drying out your property and repairing the damage.

If Water or Fire Has Damaged Your Home, Call SERVPRO

Lots of homeowners decide to clean up their own water or fire damage. The problem is that you may not have the know-how to do the job appropriately, leaving you with unrepaired damage, a lingering mold problem or a persistent smell of smoke.

For water damage, we bring the right equipment—powerful wet vacs, air movers and sophisticated measuring devices—to remove all the water quickly enough to prevent additional damage and to eliminate mold. In the case of fire damage, SERVPRO will first determine if your home is safe, then we clean all traces of the smoke, soot and the water used to put out the flames from your structure, furnishings and personal items. And throughout your water or fire damage remediation, we use a digital inventory system that lets you know where everything is in the restoration process and helps your insurer expedite your claim.

We’re Here for You

The team at SERVPRO of West Hartford has specialized training and experience in home and commercial disaster restoration, including fire restoration and cleanup, natural disaster and storm damage cleanup, water damage and mold remediation, and chemical and biohazard cleanup. Call SERVPRO of West Hartford (860.206.6141) any time.

When you have suffered a disaster at your home or business, call SERVPRO of West Hartford at 860.206.6141

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