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Critical Planning When Levittown Homes Require Water Damage

9/21/2022 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Segments Levittown Water Restoration into Stages

Most areas of a home are vulnerable to adverse conditions. For instance, moisture build-up causes swelling, corrosion, odors, and staining. Therefore any water leak affecting your Levittown home requires immediate attention to halt or reverse moisture effects. Without a proper plan, any water damage incident can prove unmanageable. 

Every case in Levittown involving water damage is unique because the leak sources and amounts of water involved vary. Knowing the actions to take is not automatic or a matter of luck; rather, it is having the right knowledge. When restoration is handled by a professional like SERVPRO, benefits accrue from the superior expertise such teams have. For instance, knowing the issues to expect and the useful remedial processes helps resolve the problems faster.

Professional restoration emphasizes:

  • Inspection
  • Emergency services
  • Monitoring activities

For maximum efficiency, the process is divided into stages so that you can do each action thoroughly. For instance, inspection is essential on arrival at the property to establish the leak sources, the amount of water involved, and the spread patterns. Assessment requires precision measuring tools such as moisture meters and thermo-hygrometers to evaluate the level of water involved. Having enough information creates the perfect opportunity for moving to the next stage of the restoration, whereby you can limit deterioration.

Emergency Services Necessary After Water Leaks

Any action plan to counter water intrusion must protect the structure and contents from further damage. Structure means walls and ceilings, while contents are individual items like furniture and appliances.

Emergency services help protect your valuables and create a safe environment for restoration tasks. Our SERVPRO technicians set up warning signs around the affected areas and cover vulnerable items with plastic sheets to limit further moisture exposure, especially when the leak originates at an elevated point in the house.

Another crucial aspect of emergency service is removing unsalvageable materials from the structure. Such items may include delaminated carpets and soggy pads or drywall. Our SERVPRO technicians can also remove some floorboards if you have a hardwood floor creating the necessary room for the remaining boards to swell without developing permanent damage. Removing the different materials requires various tools, including pry bars, saws, and hammers. Once the materials are out, convenient water extraction and drying can facilitate restoration to preloss conditions.

Water extraction is rarely the last step when restoring water damage. A significant portion of the water involved soaks into many porous and semi-porous materials in the house requiring elaborate drying procedures such as setting up air movers and dehumidifiers to facilitate evaporation and humidity control. Close monitoring is necessary during drying for the best outcomes.

Monitoring involves:

  • Calculating the equipment positioning
  • Changing the drying equipment
  • Establishing a drying goal

Air movers produce columns of moving air to facilitate evaporation. For maximum effectiveness, the positioning of such equipment also matters because the angle at which the air hits the surfaces determines whether moisture is moved away or forced back into the material. Our SERVPRO technicians ensure the air is vented at a 45° angle against a wall or floor surface. We also keep checking the drying process and move or remove some equipment as drying requirements change. 

SERVPRO of Levittown, Bethpage meticulously plans when dealing with water damage. You can reach us at (516) 261-9600 when you need assistance. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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