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Water Damage Remediation in San Antonio: Do You Really Need It? This Will Help You Decide!

10/15/2019 (Permalink)

two broken pipes on white background Whether water damage is external from a storm or comes from inside the home from a pipe break, contacting SERVPRO is an excellent solution.

SERVPRO Turns Around Water Damage in San Antonio Laundry Room

Some of the worst types of water damage that occur in homes happen when a regularly used appliance suddenly malfunctions or there is a supply line break. This results in copious amounts of water on the floor requiring removal. A good example is a washing machine, which performs its duties flawlessly until one day a homeowner places the usual load of laundry inside and goes off to do other things in the home and the machine malfunctions.

Once water is on the floor of the laundry room, migration happens fast, and everywhere it goes in the San Antonio residence has potential water damage unless clean-up efforts begin quickly.

Location of the Laundry Room Matters

When a water loss occurs on an upper level in a home, the potential for water to run through the flooring into the floor joists and breach the ceiling below is likely as water follows the path of least resistance, downward. SERVPRO technicians map the migration of the water using their advanced moisture detection equipment to scope the property and quickly ascertain areas that require attention.

Airflow Has to Happen

Unless adequate airflow reaches wet areas, the potential for further wicking into sheetrock, softening of building materials, mold and foul odors are all possible outcomes. Technicians drill weep holes to perform the dual purpose of allowing both drainage and increased airflow. 

Controlled Demolition as Needed

In cases where weep holes are not enough, SERVPRO technicians cleanly cut away warped or buckled sheetrock as has no restoration potential. When removed, they can direct air from their centrifugal air movers into the spaces and dry floor joists and wall cavities expediently. 

Attention to Carpet and Upholstery 

In the event water comes through a ceiling, furnishings on the floor below are in danger. When damage happens to carpet and upholstered furnishings, they are not necessarily a loss. The technicians have water removal equipment with specialized attachments such as weighted extractor heads for carpet and accessories for fabrics. 

Directed Drying

When the technicians set up drying configurations, it is more in-depth than pointing high-velocity air movers at wet surfaces. Attention to hard-to-reach areas such as floor joists between floors requires specialized equipment such as floor mats to force warm, dry air into these areas. 

SERVPRO of Braun Station at (210) 267-2159 for the cleanup and restoration from water damage in your home. Our technicians have the training and expertise to make the water loss "Like it never even happened."

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