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Why Fast Extraction is Important to Remove Water From Chestnut Hill Homes

1/23/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Why Fast Extraction is Important to Remove Water From Chestnut Hill Homes Water and wood floors don't mix. Call SERVPRO when unwanted water invades your home.

Why SERVPRO Chooses The Best Response for Water Damage in Chestnut Hill

Property can flood for different reasons including a burst plumbing line or a failed appliance such as a dishwasher. We have also been called to fix spills that happen from human errors such as leaving a tap running. Just as the causes of the spill vary, responses too can be different. An appropriate response should remove the water from your property fast. It should also help you save on costs and forestall secondary problems from occurring. We offer professional restoration services that have helped many property owners in Chestnut Hill.

Fast extraction helps reduce the impact of water damage in Chestnut Hill. Many materials can withstand temporary submersion in water. However, as time passes the water permeates the material causing problems like swelling, loss of structural integrity and loss of shape such as when wood warps. Water also causes running of dyes from fabrics or resins from wooden materials leading to stains. By stopping the source of water and using immediate extraction helps prevent most of these secondary problems. Our SERVPRO technicians use different equipment including wet-dry vacs and portable as well as truck-mounted extractors to achieve this goal. In case we cannot stop the water source we can move contents to prevent them from severe damage.  

From our past experiences, we know that the number of items replaced after a flooding incident influence the costs involved. Saving more items can, therefore, helps reduce the cost. Restorative cleaning and drying are two steps that help you save significant items like carpets, or upholstery items reducing costs by a significant margin. At SERVPRO, we have certified CCT, Carpet Cleaning Technicians, and ASD, Applied Structural Drying Technicians, to handle such tasks. We can remove the carpet and reinstall it when it dries or opt for in-place drying which limits the levels of disruption including moving furniture.  

Water loss incidents can have long-term implications if not appropriately managed. Some of these problems might include mold development and deterioration of materials in walls and subfloors. The problems usually occur when excess moisture remains after the restoration process. After extracting all standing water, our SERVPRO technicians take additional measures to dry the property correctly. On walls, we can drill vent holes allowing us to circulate air in the wall cavities for effective drying. We also use drying mats and injectidry systems to remove moisture trapped below floorboards. We use different moisture detection tools including thermo-hygrometers and moisture meters to ensure proper drying.  

Choosing the right drying method helps restore your water damaged property fully. Call SERVPRO of Manayunk and Chestnut Hill at (215) 482-0800 to assist you. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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