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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Materials in the Home

10/3/2017 (Permalink)

It's every homeowner's worst nightmare- coming home to find water damage from a burst pipe or other mishap. Restoration from a burst pipe can be extensive since the damage can go all the way down into the sub-flooring.
The first priority is to stop the source of damage. Turn off the water supply to the entire home in order to begin the next stage of the water restoration, which is the clean up.
Once the water is shut off, you can assess the damage and begin to do some of the work on your own, while you wait for the SERVPRO of Wexford to come in and take over. One thing working against you is time.. The longer the damage sits, the more likely water will get into the sub-flooring, wick up walls and go into your drywall and insulation.
Also, if the water damage restoration is not done quickly, your home will develop additional damage in the form of mold and bacteria growth. Black mold is considered toxic and dangerous to your health.
Remove any furniture and carpet that was damaged. If you want to try and salvage these things, you can put them in a warm place and keep a fan blowing air on them. If you can extract water from your carpet and furniture this is even better.
The SERVPRO of Wexford pros will continue with the process to remove damaged dry wall and insulation (if affected). Any studs that are not saturated can be dried out with warm air circulating on them instead of being replaced.
The biggest problem is usually the flooring and sub-flooring. It may be necessary to have portions of your subfloor removed and replaced to be sure your home doesn't become a breeding ground for mold and/or bacteria.
It is possible to repair the damage that water can cause inside your home, the water restoration damage pros from SERVPRO of Wexford will work quickly, because the earlier you begin the water damage restoration process, the more likely that the damage can be minimized and you will avoid secondary damage to your home.

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