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What Is Expected During Water Damage Mitigation in Lafayette Homes?

7/7/2021 (Permalink)

Water damaged room; flood cuts and drywall removed; SERVPRO drying equipment being used in room Water damage? This is no issue for SERVPRO! We can handle all of your water damage restoration needs.

SERVPRO Expects Variable Damage Thus Prepares for Comprehensive Water Damage Repairs

Bursts pipes or other sources can release significant amounts of water into a property. As the water spreads primarily through gravity, you might expect a uniform damage pattern. However, damages usually vary based on the type of material or its location within your Lafayette home.

When planning the water damage mitigation process in Lafayette properties, there is a need to understand how various damages occur. For instance, although the standing water collects on floors, you might find damages on the ceiling if evaporated moisture condenses. Our SERVPRO technicians rely on their property inspection and their vast experience handling similar problems to develop the proper mitigation plan.

Mitigation is necessary under different circumstances, including:

  • Water cleanup
  • Leaking roof from storms
  • Ceiling repairs from water damages
  • Cleaning up after a sewer backup

Restoration processes help eliminate already developed problems such as pools of water, deterioration of materials such as sheetrock and insulation, among other things. Our SERVPRO technicians achieve this by drawing on their training and using advanced extraction and drying equipment.

Typical moisture management tools include:

  • LGR dehumidifiers
  • Portable or truck-mounted surface extractors
  • Deep extractors such as water claws

Preventing secondary problems is also essential during the water damage mitigation process. One common issue is moisture transfer from one section to another. Hygroscopic materials such as drywall panels can absorb moisture from the air leading to unnecessary damage. Our SERVPRO technicians prevent this by making calculations to determine the correct ratio of air movers to dehumidifiers. We also set drying goals for the entire process.

SERVPRO of Lafayette can help you plan a water damage mitigation exercise properly. Call us at (765) 420-0077. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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