Recent Water Damage Posts

Are Leaking Appliances Causing Your Florence Kitchen to be a Hot Mess?

11/1/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Are Leaking Appliances Causing Your Florence Kitchen to be a Hot Mess? Water from this dishwasher leak is already being absorbed into the flooring and cabinets. Call SERVPRO to remove the water and restore your home.

SERVPRO Restoring Water Damaged Homes in Florence

Florence residents are relatively safe from the weather and floods, but those are not the main risks to an area home when it comes to ‘squishy’ carpets and other water problems. In our experience, failed appliances and devices like dishwashers and water heaters cause much of the damage to floors, carpets, and furniture.  

For SERVPRO, remediating water damage to Florence homes means getting standing water out of the home, determining what is repairable (or disposing of property too damaged for restoration), and drying the structure and property.  

Our technicians start with either pumps or extraction wands to remove the water while one of our inspectors inspects the property for damage. A failed water heater can drop 60 gallons or more onto the floor in seconds. If it fails to shut-off automatically, the broken tank can continue to spill water throughout the home. Once a team member shuts off the intake line, others use the pump to remove water. In most homes, this takes at least one or two days.  

If the water was a small amount from a dishwasher, then the water level is low and generally isolated to the kitchen. Technicians use the extraction wands to remove water from the surface and then push out any remainder using mops or squeegees. Regardless of the amount of water they remove, team members bring in air movers to direct warm, dry air over the damp floors to speed up the drying process.  

These machines are especially useful to restore carpets to their original condition and prevent delamination. That is the separation of the top and bottom layers of the carpet when it absorbs too much water for too long.  

As technicians remove the water, a SERVPRO inspector examines the property and directs other team members to remove restorable items to an unaffected part of the home or another location. They place the furniture and other items on blocks or bricks so that excess water can drain away. If they can lift property out within a few hours of the water spill, technicians can save almost everything except for paper (i.e., books and magazines). To increase the rate of drying, they can set up air movers and fans to direct warm air and increase air circulation if needed.  

Our goal at SERVPRO of Casa Grande is to remove water and reduce the amount of damage to each home as quickly as possible. If you have had a recent water spill in your home, call us today at (520) 421-1894. We are here for you.

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Forgotten Tubs and Other Mishaps with Running Water Require Water Removal Services in Florence

9/16/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Forgotten Tubs and Other Mishaps with Running Water Require Water Removal Services in Florence If you step away and find that your bathtub has overflowed and caused water damage in your bathroom, contact SERVPRO for water removal services.

SERVPRO Technicians are Standing by Should an Accident Requiring the Need for Water Remediation Occur in Your Home

Many bathtubs get filled every day in Florence area homes without any problem, but an unexpected phone call or an accident with a toddler can cause anyone to forget about a tub. Even a slowly running garden hose can send gallons of water into your home if someone places it too close to an open doorway.

When such incidents happen in your home, SERVPRO gets right to business with water removal strategies in Florence that address your home's unique needs. We act fast to prevent secondary water damage like mold and odor development from damaging your residence and to help keep restoration costs for your property as low as possible. Our scaled services include large-volume pumps mounted on trucks as well as much smaller units that extract water from smaller catastrophes.
 
Because water can quickly and quietly seep into areas you might not be aware of, we use moisture meters that detect the existence of water. SERVPRO technicians ensure that after all our work, your home shows no signs of undesired water, restoring everything “Like it never even happened.” We continue to check our progress with new readings throughout our efforts.
 
Water from clean sources typically means we can extract the water from your flooring and successfully dry it out. Steam cleaning helps minimize unpleasant odors from exposure to water, as well as ensure it becomes completely dry again. Sometimes we need to float a carpet while directing air underneath it. When carrying out this procedure, we take extreme care to keep unnecessary stretching to a minimum. Often, however, we need to temporarily remove the carpet if the padding shows signs of wear and tear so new padding installation can take place.
 
Hardwood floors can experience cupping and crowning. While it might tempt you to sand these immediately, doing so can only bring disappointment. Drying out at a steady pace helps bring such flooring back to near-normal. At this time, additional restoration becomes possible.
 
Our goal at SERVPRO of Casa Grande is to help restore your home back to pre-disaster condition. When our water removal services can help, we know how to perform the exact procedures to get things back to normal again. Call us at (520) 421-1894, so we can help you and your family.

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What To Expect From SERVPRO When Water Damages Your Maricopa Hardwood Floors

8/9/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage What To Expect From SERVPRO When Water Damages Your Maricopa Hardwood Floors Water damage affects the building materials of your Maricopa dwelling variously, pending on their propensity to absorb moisture.

What To Expect When Water Damages Your Hardwood Floors

Although it is desert-dry outside your home in Maricopa, many opportunities exist inside for water to intrude where it is not expected or wanted. A water heater past its prime rusts through the bottom and pours water into a lower-level family room, a shower curtain tucked outside the tub sends water across the bathroom floor and down the hall, or a broken water pump in a dishwasher floods the kitchen and dining area. Our fast response halts the damage.

Water damage affects the building materials of your Maricopa dwelling variously, pending on their propensity to absorb moisture. Your home might feature hardwood flooring. It is a generally durable surface of great beauty, and also provides a surface for area rugs and carpeting to rest. When you wipe up spills quickly, the wood suffers no harm. In scenarios where water floods over the surface or puddles up and remains on the finish for a time material does absorb moisture. Wood swells when persistently wet, which eventually results in a range of damage that can become permanent -- buckling, warping, cupping, and crowning. We have strategies and equipment that removes the moisture and prepares the floors for restoration.

When our SERVPRO crew arrives at your home, expect a complete assessment of the damage done and a detailed plan leading to a return to preloss condition. If the water covering the hardwood floors is two inches or deeper, we use pumps and then move on to extractors to remove any quantity of water. Our team takes baseline moisture readings as it is not recommended to sand or refinish wood floors until the internal moisture level is 12 percent; even with applied drying techniques, this may take days or weeks.

Hardwood floors have a subfloor beneath, and it is crucial that the materials of the underlying support dry out as well. SERVPRO crews employ a range of methods to remove the moisture. We use drying mats that concentrate the efficiency of extraction, using pressurized air movement to draw out moisture from all levels of the flooring. If the subfloor is accessible from below, we position air movers underneath to speed evaporation. In some cases, we might remove or lift some planks to get air movement where needed or drill holes in heavily sealed flooring to allow for the water vapor to escape.

SERVPRO of Casa Grande awaits your call for help with IICRC trained technicians and cutting-edge water mitigation equipment. Contact us at (520) 421-1894 as soon as practicable after a water emergency.

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Typical Causes And Effects Of Residential Water Damage In Maricopa

6/30/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Typical Causes And Effects Of Residential Water Damage In Maricopa A residence in Maricopa is most likely to suffer from water damage linked to internal causes, usually unrelated to weather conditions.

Typical Causes And Effects Of Residential Water Damage

Homeowners who live in geographical areas that receive little rain or other precipitation over the seasons can feel immune to water damage concerns. When water damage is covered by media outlets, the focus tends to be how heavy rains or other significant precipitation damage homes.

Although even arid areas of the United States can experience occasional torrential rains, the risk to homes from these seasonal rains is much less serious than other causes of water damage.

A residence in Maricopa is most likely to suffer from water damage linked to internal causes, usually unrelated to weather conditions. Typically residential water incursions stem from one of the following events.

Accidents And Negligence
Water spilling onto the floor because a bathtub or kitchen sink overflowed is a common mistake that can lead to structural damage. All it takes is a distraction while a sink or tub is filling and the water flows and saturates building materials and personal possession. Failing to secure a shower door or curtain sprays water on floors and walls. A robust bath playtime sends waves over the side.

Any of these accidents or neglect can result in water damage not only in the room where the event occurred but also to the levels below the affected space. SERVPRO assesses the extent of the harm and takes the steps necessary to extract standing water and to inspect and dry out the subfloor cavity.

Appliance Malfunction
Metal or plastic fatigue of the latch on the dishwasher allows gallons of soapy, food-filled water to escape into the kitchen. A broken pump or clogged drain causes water to flood the laundry room. A sticky valve on the water dispenser located in the refrigerator door gushes water unexpectedly. Homes are full of water-using conveniences that cause water disasters when they do not operate correctly.

The large quantities of water pooling from these appliances already contain contaminants. The professional water removal technicians at SERVPRO evaluate the risks of this tainted water, containing, collecting, and discarding the overflow in accordance with hazardous waste considerations. Fast action is called for to avoid further microbial growth inside your home.

Leaks And Condensation
Residences have plumbing interwoven in nearly every recess between walls and floors. Tiny leaks or cracks slowly but steadily saturate structural components with moisture. Freezers, refrigerators, and AC or HVAC systems cool in part by condensing water vapor contained in humid air. Coils, hoses, and collection pans should keep this condensation draining but may fail if adequately maintained. Clogs and overfilled pans fail to direct the water appropriately; the excess moisture is instead absorbed by nearby walls, floors, and ceilings.

All of the listed incursion sources cause significant water damage within homes. Some can flood areas, necessitating pumping or extraction of the water. Others do their harm slowly and quietly until a wall crumbles, a floor buckles and warps, or secondary damage such as mold growth signals the problem. Our trained and certified technicians can address these issues, using proven strategies to dry out and then restore damage building materials before the structure deteriorates beyond repair.

If your home suffers from water damage linked to any accident, malfunction, aging or broken infrastructure, or clogs or spills you need the assistance of SERVPRO of Casa Grande. You can rely on our trained and skilled water damage restoration professionals to return your residence to preloss condition. Contact us today at (520) 421-1894.

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Water Damage In Your Casa Grande Kitchen

5/4/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Damage In Your Casa Grande Kitchen Casa Grande Homeowners Call SERVPRO for Water Damage Cleanup and Restoration

Rely on SERVPRO for Fast Water Removal to Mitigate Damages

The kitchen is one of the most common places to experience water damage in your Casa Grande home. When the water splashes, overflows, or leaks instead of remaining contained, you face the risk of water damage to the structure of the kitchen. Our trained crews have the experience and the equipment to help recover from common kitchen spills, leaks, and overflows.

Many cooking and cleaning tasks occur in your Casa Grande kitchen, some leading to water damage. As these activities proceed, water flows steadily. The pipes and connections that link the kitchen sink, dishwasher, ice maker, and refrigerator water dispenser can develop cracks and weak spots that seep or drip under counters and between walls. The dishwasher can overflow, and the garbage disposal can clog and send water and debris spraying. Water supply lines are under pressure and can spray significant volumes of water. Our technicians receive ongoing training to hone their skills to identify sources of water leakage and incursion.
 
Once the water damage issues are evaluated, SERVPRO water damage remediation crews employ industry best practices and specialized equipment to clean up the excess water and any contaminants that may be present. If more than a couple of inches of water puddle on the floor, we use pumps to remove the water. Lesser amounts receive a wet vacuum treatment from our high-efficiency water extractors with special wands. Our employees use moisture meters and infrared scanning devices to measure the saturation level of affected structures and to located any hidden pockets of water. For example, water can move below the raised floor of a cabinet, requiring us to remove the kick plate to access and extract it.
 
SERVPRO crew members determine the level of contamination contained in the water collected and dispose of it in accord with local hazardous waste regulations. Appropriate cleaning and EPA registered disinfectant products treat the surfaces previously covered with the wastewater. We recommend that our customers arrange for repair of any leaks or loose plumbing connections. Then we begin the process of drying out the cabinets, walls, and floors in the kitchen.
 
We use air movers, dehumidifiers, and sometimes heat to achieve the correct balance while the drying proceeds. SERVPRO technicians certified in Applied Structural Drying determine a drying goal and then remeasure moisture levels throughout the restoration to reach it. Our technicians inspect the areas below the kitchen during the drying to ensure all saturated structures are included in the plan.
 
Your kitchen is where friends and family gather, comprising the heart of most dwellings. SERVPRO of Casa Grande is ready to remove water and then dry and restore structures damaged in your kitchen quickly and professionally. "Like it never even happened." Call us at (520) 421-1894 to schedule an assessment of your kitchen water damage needs.

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6/9/2016 (Permalink)

Sam and his team are truly a "breath of fresh air" when it comes to customer service. They don't just speak it - they live it!              MF