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SERVPRO Water Removal Dries Smithtown Residences

12/9/2023 (Permalink)

servpro equipment drying floor Rapid air circulation speeds up the drying process and mitigates water damage to Smithtown properties. Here to Help®

Smithtown Has Help for Water Damage Restoration

Plumbing failures are one of the most common means of water damage in any given home, especially during the colder months. Freezing temperatures, pinhole leaks, or damaged joints can all introduce excess water that can take hours, days, or even longer for residents to detect, depending on the location of the damage.

SERVPRO® ’s water removal services can save Smithtown properties time and money while providing increased comfort. These crews emphasize compliance with restoration industry standards to ensure that homes affected by water receive thorough care and attention during cleanup.

Kitchen Fixture Water Damage and Its Effects on Surfaces

  • Loose gaskets on appliances or damaged sink plumbing can rapidly introduce excess water. These disasters can be especially damaging to baseboards, drywall, and flooring in the following ways:
  • Vinyl or linoleum floors may experience bubbling or damage to the underlayment. Adhesives may lose their hold, causing delamination that pulls up the flooring.
  • While floor tiles rarely experience direct water damage, the moisture can cause stains or swelling in grout that can damage tiles or introduce mold.
  • Baseboards exposed to water may require careful demolition and replacement for drying moisture-affected drywall, which can degrade after water exposure.

SERVPRO can address these damages and provide efficient water removal and build-back solutions.

Drying the Damage After Water Removal Implementation

SERVPRO water extraction and drying services rely on careful planning and calculation to ensure success.

  •   After extracting excess water with wands, mops, and vacuums, air movers can be placed in the affected area every 10 to 16 feet.
  •   Air movers are positioned at 45-degree angles along affected walls to push moist air toward dehumidification units.
  •   Crews may use containment measures like polyethylene sheeting over doorways to accelerate drying further.

Property owners need a team that is Here to Help®. To that end, they can contact SERVPRO of Greater Smithtown at (631) 265-9200.

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