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What are Signs There is Still Water in My Home After I Cleaned It Up?

6/24/2020 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Knows Sometimes Water Loss can be Hidden Within a Lockport Structure and Needs Professional Help to Restore the Property 

To save money, and not realizing how bad it can get, many homeowners choose to do water damage cleanup on their own. The problem with this type of loss is the water can migrate rapidly within a structure and wind up in areas where it can continue to do damage until it gets extracted and dried. Signs of remaining excessive moisture include:   

  • Deteriorated sheetrock
  • Warped or bowed wood floorboards
  • Delaminated tiles
  • Musty odors
  • Visible mold 

Is Water Damage Repair Possible on Wet Sheetrock?   

When SERVPRO technicians assist local homeowners with water damage repair and restoration in their Lockport homes, it is a multi-layered process. Upon arrival, they scope the property and pay special attention to the walls and floors. Sheetrock gives away the hiding place of excessive moisture by buckling or warping. The techs can use their detection equipment to determine how far up the material the water wicked and cut above the damaged portion. These flood cuts help stop any further damage to the sheetrock and make the replacing sheetrock easy to fit in the space left open once the property gets dried.  

Special Attention to Mold During the Mitigation Process   

During training, SERVPRO techs learn extensively about mold as the naturally occurring airborne spores are always present indoors and outdoors. When conditions are right, they germinate and cause problems. The technicians have multiple treatments, both proactive and neutralizing if existing colonies are found, such as:  

  • Antimicrobial cleaning agents
  • Antimicrobial sealants
  • Abatement tools for dried colonies 

SERVPRO of Eastern Niagara County at (716) 694-7776 has a vast array of extraction and drying equipment to handle water damage repair and return your home to its preloss condition.  

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