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How Can My Rocky Point Home Get Damaged By Water?

6/11/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO van parked at house The SERVPRO Green Fleet Parked at a Water Damaged Home Means another Rocky Point Homeowner Can Rest Easy!

Water losses can be destructive to structural elements, but our SERVPRO team can help with fast extraction, drying, and reliable reconstruction solutions.

Because of how out of control water loss scenarios can become, it is critical to secure experienced water restoration and reconstruction specialists for your Rocky Point residence. From identifying the source of the water damage to a full recovery of the property to return it to preloss condition, mitigation and other corrective steps can begin as soon as our technicians arrive at the scene.

Understanding how your home can get damaged by these loss incidents and when you need water damage repair for your Rocky Point house is vital to making the process as efficient as possible. From the time that our team first mobilizes at our warehouse to roll out the Green Fleet, we depart with all of the necessary tools and personnel to protect as much of your home and its contents as possible. Mitigation is not a one-size-fits-all solution after a water loss, so our technicians choose only the services that you need to streamline recovery.

What Do Restorers Do to Recover Damaged Homes?

The entire restoration process does not happen all at once. When our team first arrives, we carefully scope out the damage to determine the full extent of work to get performed and the needs of the structure and its contents. While there are multiple approaches for mitigation and emergency services, there are a few that are common to most water loss incidents. These include: 

  • Extraction - Removing surface water is one of the key ingredients to managing a water loss incident from the time our professionals first arrive. There are multiple tools and pieces of equipment that can efficiently remove standing water, though the most standard choices include wet vacuums and submersible pumps.
  • Drying - Drying is not something that can happen immediately. This process is one of the lengthiest elements of water restoration. Ensuring that all areas of your home are free of moisture pockets and dampness can help you to avoid costlier microbial threats.
  • Content Management - Caring for your belongings begins as soon as our technicians arrive. Water exposure can have a disastrous effect on items in your home, making it essential to address these potential concerns with both on-site and off-site recovery options.
  • Controlled Demolition - Reconstruction and repairs might not always be necessary after smaller water loss incidents, but we can prepare for this build back with controlled demolition efforts. Removing damaged portions of structural elements streamlines the repairs and reconstruction that the property needs to save both time and money.

How Bad is the Water Damage?

It might not always be clear just how compromised your home has become after a water loss incident. While you might be able to see surface water concerns, most homeowners do not have the technology or equipment to identify moisture damage beyond the surface layer. Our SERVPRO team can utilize several sophisticated pieces of equipment to determine where water is and how concentrated this damage has become. Some of the tools to conduct this analysis include:

What Materials Are Most Sensitive to Water Damage?

While ultimately water damage can affect all of the materials and contents in your home, certain structural elements are more susceptible than others. It might be impossible to avoid these materials becoming exposed to migrating water. However, with a fast response from our competent technicians, we can work quickly to protect these elements and prevent demolition and reconstruction, if possible. Some of the most sensitive elements and materials include:

  • Drywall - Drywall is one of the most porous materials used in your home. Because of this, sheetrock can quickly absorb water when exposed. This is one of the hardest materials to protect because irreparable damage can happen as early as 24 hours into exposure.
  • Wood Flooring - The cellulose in wood planks promotes rapid absorption of standing water after a loss incident. In many situations, it is possible to protect wood plank flooring after water exposure, but this often involves specialty equipment like our floor mat drying system.
  • Carpeting - Carpets are also highly absorbent, which can make these materials become saturated quickly after exposure with standing water. With tools like carpet wands and weighted extractors, we can remove most of the trapped water before attempting more complex drying solutions. 

With a team of licensed contractors on our roster, we can offer effective and efficient restoration solutions as well as seamlessly transition to reconstruction and build back. As destructive as water losses can be, our SERVPRO of Port Jefferson team can make it “Like it never even happened.” Give us a call today at (631) 476-5300.

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