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Why Fast Water Removal Is Essential in Your New Milford Home

10/8/2019 (Permalink)

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The Importance of Performing Water Cleanup in Your New Milford Home Speedily

Water problems are a nightmare for property owners, especially when vast volumes of water are involved. A washing machine leak or a burst pipe can cause water to pool in your home and damage the contents and structures in its path. Dealing with a water loss incident can be time-consuming and costly.

The sooner you perform water cleanup in your New Milford residence, the higher the chance of restoring it cost-effectively. You can seek help from SERVPRO to clean up and dry your home quickly. One component that water can ruin is furniture. It can cause the furniture to weaken or act as a food source for mold. Some types of furniture are sensitive to water and can turn white shortly after coming into contact with it. Other furniture can swell or become discolored after prolonged exposure to water.

When exposed to water, electrical appliances can malfunction or cause electrical hazards. Corrosion is one of the most frequent causes of destruction that occurs in electronic equipment. If the damage is not severe, you may repair the equipment. We can work with electronics restoration specialists who can repair your ruined appliances. If the damage is severe, you can dispose of the ruined appliances and file a claim with your insurer.

If the water has saturated your carpet floor, removing it is more difficult because of the fabric composition. The carpet can become discolored depending on the material used to make it. Removing water from carpets requires the use of appropriate cleaning equipment and cleaning methods to prevent damage.

Our SERVPRO team can pretest and pre-inspect your carpeting to choose the right cleaning method. Our technicians can identify the various fibers used to manufacture carpets. We can involve you by testing the carpeting in your presence and explain for which we are looking. The tests we use to identify carpet fibers include:

  • Specific gravity test
  • Chemical test
  • Burn test

After a water intrusion incident, the walls can also sustain damage. Water-soaked walls tend to become discolored. Yellow spots can appear on white-colored walls after some time. When drying walls, one of the impediments restorers face is a water barrier. This barrier is a material that prevents moisture from evaporating from walls. We can remove the outer vapor barrier or perforate gloss paint to speed up the drying process.

When there is water damage in your home, you need to act quickly to prevent further issues. SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood has experienced technicians who can assist you in cleaning up the affected areas. Call us any time at (201) 266-0482.

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