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Can My Home Be Restored After Water Spreads Everywhere?

8/26/2020 (Permalink)

drying equipment in a wood floor hallway Water Extraction and Drying Hardwood Flooring to Help Our Davie Neighbors Is a Joy for SERVPRO Technicians!

SERVPRO Can Restore Davie Residences After Water Intrusions

A Pipe Burst in A Second-Story Bathroom, What Happens Next?

Water mitigation in Davie homes is simpler for SERVPRO when the water is from a pipe or other ‘clean’ source than from outside flooding which contains soil and other contaminants. Our teams follow the same set of mitigation procedures, but without much of the cleaning, debris removal, and odor removal needed for flooding.

What Happens First?

Our teams start by positioning drying equipment throughout your Davie home. This helps reduce potential damage, prevent further damage, and stabilize the inside environment. Next, teams take these steps:

  • Protect Contents – In every home, we have to move property away from the water. It prevents items from soaking up additional water and also allows easier access to the affected walls, floors, and ceilings.
  • Extract Excess Water – Teams now use pumps to draw off water. Depending on the amount in the home and which size pump is needed, they can remove up to 100 gallons per hour.
  • Extract Water from Carpets – Here, teams use extractors to draw off water without harming the carpet or the pad underneath. Carpet pads can deteriorate quickly, however, so if the water remained in place overnight, it might be necessary to remove and dispose of them even though the water was from a clean source.
  • Extract Water from Hardwood Floors – Teams use extractors here to carefully remove water without causing the boards to crack, split, or warp.
  • Extract Water from the Sub-Floor – Technicians use a small pump with a hose to pull water out of the sub-floor without needing to pull up a large amount of floorboards. They use the same equipment to remove water from behind walls and in overhead crawlspaces.

Is That Everything?

Not yet. As SERVPRO technicians complete these tasks, other team members install dehumidifiers to augment the drying equipment already in place. This last action lowers the humidity to comfortable levels.

To schedule a restoration team visit, call SERVPRO of Ft. Lauderdale South at (954) 776-2000 today.

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