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The 48 Hour Countdown: When Water Enters Your Mt Airy Home

10/25/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO was able to restore this property after water damage.

Mt Airy's Water Removal Team Talks About Different Sources of Damage

Moisture-related problems can occur inside your Mt Airy home when you least expect it. The most common source of water damage inside houses is plumbing system failures when this occurs water removal may be necessary. Even the smallest cracks inside a water pipe can cause hundreds of gallons of water to pump into your house in a short period. Appliances that use water can also malfunction and spray moisture onto your contents and building materials. Once moisture hits organic materials inside a building, the problems can get worse and worse making prompt water removal a necessity.  

As soon as you notice a leak, it is wise to call in the experts at SERVPRO. We know that when conducting a water removal operation in Mt Airy, that time is vital. Microbes can start to form within 48 hours, so our goal is always to lower moisture levels to what they were before the loss within that two day period. If items inside your structure stay saturated for too long, they start to lose their structural integrity.  

Every water damage project gets completed differently based on the source of the leak. Plumbing system failures are the most common cause of problems, but they are the easiest to mitigate. When moisture flows out of a water pipe, we know that it is clean. When things get ruined by clean water, our SERVPRO team considers the problem a class one or white water damage scenario.  

Other water sources can leak, thus contaminating the materials they contact. Possible contamination with harmful bacteria occurs when water leaks from a sink drain or comes in from the outside after a storm. These types of situations are called category two or grey water cases.  

Sometimes toilets malfunction or sewage backs up into your home. In these situations, special techniques need to be taken to prevent health effects. During these types of problems or cases of category three or black water damage, most items the water touched are thrown out. If you ever have problems with excessive moisture inside your home, call SERVPRO of Manayunk and Chestnut Hill at (215) 482-0800 any day of the week.

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