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Does Water Damage In Teaneck Properties Remain Consistent if the Amount of Water is the Same?

9/17/2020 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Can Help You Understand the Different Classes of Damage That Water Can Cause.

You might expect a specific amount of water to cause the same level of damages in any property where the intrusion occurs.  One indicator of the amount of water released at your Teaneck property is the duration it takes to stop the source of water. The level of damages varies based on the kind of materials affected. SERVPRO classifies damages into classes depending on the affected materials. 

How many classes of water damage are there? 

A water intrusion incident can lead to four classes of water damage at your Teaneck property: 

  • Class one only affects semi-porous materials 
  • Class two affects a small percentage of porous materials 
  • Class three mostly affects porous materials 
  • Class four affects porous materials as well as those requiring specialty drying 

Porous materials such as carpet and pad readily absorb water once it is released into a property. Even if remedial action is taken, it can take significant time to dry the materials. The risk of secondary damage such as mold development, staining, or deterioration of materials is high since they absorb high amounts of water. Therefore, restoring property under a class-three category of damage is more involved. 

When is specialty drying necessary?  

When some materials absorb lots of water, they require specialized drying procedures to remove the water without causing additional damages. In some cases, access to the affected area is also limited, complicating the restoration processes. Specialty drying is necessary when drying: 

  • Hardwood floors 
  • Cinderblock and exterior walls 
  • Cabinets, stairs, and other assemblies 

Our SERVPRO technicians can help in many ways to resolve situations. For instance, we use specialized cavity drying equipment to dry the interior of cabinets or wall cavities. We also set up drying chambers to control the drying rate in hardwood floors preventing permanent problems such as cupping or cracking. 

Resolving water damage can be challenging. Call SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood at (201) 266-0482 to help you find the right solution. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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