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Special Techniques Needed for Second Story Water Damage in Little Rock.

10/21/2019 (Permalink)

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A lot of things can go wrong with even a small amount of water damage in a home. One of the most crucial parts of water cleanup is making sure all removal of all the excess moisture occurs in the property either through both extraction or drying. 

When inadequate cleanup happens for water damage in Little Rock homes, it sets the house up for all types of losses in terms of weakening of building materials, the potential for mold, and foul odors, to name just three.

Not All Water Removal is Equal

The methods for removing water from a kitchen floor varies from techniques required for the extraction of moisture within wall cavities or under flooring. A common problem when a water loss occurs on the upper levels of a home and the water settles between stories in the floor joists. SERVPRO technicians use combinations of equipment dependent upon the surface or area of the house, requiring water extraction. Portable pumps, squeegees, and weighted extractors for pulling the moisture out of carpet and padding. In this way, homeowners realize significant savings and less loss as fewer items become casualties to the water loss. 

Drainage Methods

Water in floor joists needs removal. It is a standard practice for SERVPRO technicians to drill holes in the ceiling, known as "weep holes." This method allows for the drainage of any water and invites greater airflow for more efficient drying. When sheetrock wicks moisture, it generally begins to buckle and warp fairly rapidly. The technicians cut away damaged sheetrock and remove delaminated tiles as needed. 

Drying to Lessen Loss

When setting up the centrifugal air movers, sometimes the technicians use fittings to force the warm, dry air into hard-to-reach places, wall cavities and floor joists. When drying between levels, it is common to use floor mats above, and technicians create custom methods to deliver airflow directly into weep holes as needed. 

SERVPRO of Northwest Little Rock at (501) 803-9700 handles any water damage in homes with their vast array of specialized extraction equipment and training in making water loss to your property, "Like it never even happened."

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