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Unwanted Water Spillage in Your Durham House? SERVPRO Can Help--We're Faster To Any Size Disaster

8/8/2019 (Permalink)

Avoid Extensive Water Damage Restoration Services in Durham--Contact and Contract SERVPRO

Every Second Counts When Doing Water Removal in Your Durham Home

Generally, significant water spills occur in an instant. However, damages do not happen uniformly. Although the water might take just a few minutes to fill up your property, the damages left are mostly cosmetic in the first few hours. Letting the water sit over extended periods is what leads to severe damage. The need to reduce stagnation time is why every second counts during water removal.

Swift Spillage Removal Means Less or No Damage
Taking quick action within the first few hours can add an aspect of damage prevention to the exercise of water removal in your Durham home. Materials such as drywall and wood absorb water slowly, and therefore, immediate extraction can help preserve their structural integrity.  Removing water fast requires sufficient resources.  Mops and buckets may do the job, but it can take too long. Pumps and other extractors are better suited for the job. For example, a truck-mounted water extractor can remove thousands of gallons within a short while. Our SERVPRO crews pack different equipment in our green trucks, including:

Water Claw Sub-Surface Flood Extractors
Rover High Volume Extractors
Submersible pumps
Wet Vacs

Tick Tock Tick Tock Results in More Water Damage
If water sits for over 12 hours, it has time to wick into different materials including drywall or wood panels, therefore, necessitating advanced removal procedures. Because drywall construction is gypsum-based material sandwiched between two sheets of paper, water left to sit in a property over an extended period can cause extensive damage through wicking. Such damage can extend several inches or even feet above the waterline. Our SERVPRO technicians cut off the extensively damaged sections of drywall. This controlled demolition is called a flood cut. We then use methods such as dehumidification to dry excess moisture from the rest of the drywall and the exposed void.

Methods and Equipment Can Save Fixtures and Cabinets
Depending on how the spill happens, the water might reach concealed or hard to reach areas of your property. Floors and walls behind cabinets are a good example. If left untouched for over 24 hours, such water can lead to the development of mold. It is necessary to drill small holes to ease removal. Our SERVPRO technicians drill these weep holes in the cabinet to improve air circulation then patch with a comparable material after drying.

For faster removal of water from your Gorman, Rougemont, and Bahama properties, call SERVPRO of North Durham to help. You can reach us at (919) 467-0880. We have the resources to make it "Like it never even happened."

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