SERVPRO Offers a Many-Faceted Approach to Water Damage Mitigation for Westerly Homeowners
What to Expect from Professional Water Damage Restoration in Westerly
A water loss can strike your Westerly residence at any time. Typical causes include leaky pipes, condensation from heating and cooling systems, or appliance breakdowns. Sometimes the issue is obvious, such as when a dishwasher hose breaks and spews water across the kitchen. Other times a slow leak under a sink or a poorly sealed shower stall gradually permits water to infiltrate cabinets, walls, and floors. Any scenario requires expert assessment and a recovery plan that follows industry best practices.
Determining the Extent of the Damage
Mitigating and remediating water damage in Westerly presents challenges because of the tendency of water to migrate from the original incursion. Our managers and technicians receive comprehensive training assisting us in determining the perimeters of the water spread and the extent to which structural components and contents suffer from the destructive effects of absorbed moisture. Expect our team to evaluate your unique water damage scenario both visually and using sensitive moisture detection and measuring devices.
Extraction Precedes Structural Drying
SERVPRO employs scientific-based strategies to rid your home of water. Removal is the first phase after assessment. Research supports aggressive extraction, pumping and suctioning out as much liquid water as possible. Extraction is far more effective than drying alone, significantly reducing the time needed to return to pre-water loss moisture levels in building materials and contents.
Controlled Demolition Is a Viable Option
If the water emergency feels overwhelming already, a recommendation by SERVPRO experts to drill holes or tear out sections of building materials might be distressing. Understanding the purpose underlying controlled demolition helps ease concerns. Water often seeps into building cavities, and we must find ways to access the fluids for removal. Carefully removing baseboards to drill “weep holes” for water release or cutting out sections of drywall several inches above the waterline provides needed access.
Water Removal and Drying Strategies
Hoses connected to extractors attach through the holes to draw out water. Warm, moving air directed in through the holes or flood cuts dries out structural components far faster and more completely than waiting days or weeks for the water to evaporate without facilitation. SERVPRO employees monitor the drying continuously, creating a balance of airflow, temperature, and dehumidification to prevent under or overreaching of scientifically based drying goals for each type of material. We help arrange for repairs and rebuilding after the drying phase, confident that our efforts inhibited progressive deterioration or secondary damage like mold growth.
Trust the professionals at SERVPRO of Washington County to manage your water damage woes. Call (401) 315-2337 day or night to set up an expert assessment and begin planning for a successful recovery.