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What Does Water Mitigation in Woodbury Properties Involve?

9/10/2021 (Permalink)

Water leaks often damage floor materials first. From carpet to hardwood, SERVPRO is the trusted choice to restore your home.

SERVPRO Inspects Damaged Areas to Determine if Water Damage Repairs or Replacements are Necessary

Uncontrolled moisture exposure is detrimental to many of the materials in your Woodbury home. However, the damage left depends on what is exposed to the water intrusion. Since water damage can occur even without direct contact, seeking professional help is the best way to mitigate all damages effectively.

Since water settles on floors, water mitigation in your Woodbury home will likely focus on floor covers such as hardwood floorboards and carpets or trim such as baseboards or door frames. Because such elements absorb moisture at different rates, our SERVPRO technicians take additional steps to mitigate damage to such materials. We expedite the extraction of water pooling on the surfaces. We then use penetrative and non-penetrative moisture meters to establish the level of moisture absorption, especially for the semi-porous materials. Knowing the level of moisture absorbed helps in setting drying goals. The mitigation process might also depend on the source of the water.

Common water intrusion sources include:

  • Leaking roof from storms
  • Burst pipes
  • Ceiling leaks

If the water source is in the roof, ceiling, or wall cavities, other complexities arise. The leaking water affects more materials as it flows towards the ground level. In most cases, it affects the insulation, framing, plates behind baseboards, among other delicate materials. Drying might not restore such materials.

Our SERVPRO technicians examine the affected areas to determine what to repair and what to replace. For instance, we cut off soaked drywall panels since they might crumble in the attempt to dry them. We also remove some types of insulation, such as Rockwool.

SERVPRO of Woodbury, Cottage Grove customizes the water mitigation to match the loss conditions at your property. Call us at (651) 314-4631 for assistance that helps resolve any issue, “Like it never even happened.”

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