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How SERVPRO Professionals Restore Phoenix Homes After Water Damage

4/9/2019 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO - Water Damage Restoration For Phoenix Neighborhoods

Phoenix homeowners rarely consider water a disaster. Lack of water and the sun turning their home to ash in the summer, yes, but never have so much water that it damages their home.

Phoenix homes are as vulnerable to faulty plumbing so water damage does happen. When it does, SERVPRO response teams can return them to a dry, clean condition, ready for occupation once more.

After removing any standing water, our team members look more closely at floors and walls. Most plumbing problems do not put a large amount of water across the home, but if it happens over a weekend or longer period when no one is present, wood floors and other materials can absorb enough to cause them to warp, crack, and crumble after water damage.

A wood floor can be a beautiful aspect of any home interior, but it can be at risk. SERVPRO technicians use a moisture meter to see if there is too much water and if there is, takes steps to remove it. They lift boards to use a hose and vacuum to draw out any water trapped in the sub-floor. After that, they dry any affected floorboards with two devices, a dehumidifier, and an air mover.

With the dehumidifier, they carefully draw moisture out of the surrounding air. Reducing the humidity level increases natural evaporation. Technicians can adjust the temperature and flow of the air mover to force out moisture from the wood without causing any splitting or cracking of the wood.

For walls, our team members often have to remove and replace drywall panels when they absorb too much water. It is an excellent building material, but panels can dissolve and crumble in place when they become soaked. If they did not absorb too much, our technicians direct the flow of an air mover across the panels to carefully dry them while still in place. If needed, technicians remove the floor trim and drill holes to allow for water drainage and then use a hose to direct the flow from an air mover behind the wall to dry out both the panels and the wall framing.

These first steps help SERVPRO of East Phoenix return every home to a safe, livable condition once more. If your water heater failed, or a pipe split recently, call us at (602) 507-6163 so we can do the same for you.

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