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Does the Water Mitigation Approach Determine the Percentage of Items Salvaged in Indian Village Properties?

7/21/2021 (Permalink)

Sofa against wall in living room; throw pillows on sofa, paintings on wall Water can leave upholstery stained and discolored. Our SERVPRO techs know how to dry and restore your furniture.

SERVPRO Prioritizes Restoration Over Replacement When performing Water Damage Repairs

Overexposure to water can be a great enemy to most structural materials as well as contents in your Indian Village property. With appropriate water mitigation efforts, it is possible to manage some issues that moisture causes. However, some damaged items need removing. Professional help can cut back on disposal.

Before choosing a water mitigation approach for Indian Village homes affected by water intrusions, it is essential to recognize the impact of moisture on the materials in the house. Our SERVPRO technicians confirm the level of moisture absorbed by porous and semi-porous materials. We also check how the high moisture affects other vulnerable materials such as fabrics or metal items, allowing us to formulate a way to salvage more.

A response strategy is necessary when facing different problems, including:

For most porous and semi-porous materials, the time taken from the onset of water intrusion to the start of the intervention procedures determines damage levels. Taking too long is usually detrimental. For semi-porous materials such as solid wood, fast action, especially during drying, can also be detrimental. Our SERVPRO technicians take moisture readings using penetrative moisture meters.

Knowing the moisture percentage eases decision-making. For instance, if drywall has a moisture percentage over 17%, it is no longer salvageable. However, we do not tear down entire walls. Instead, we make flood-cuts removing only the soggy sections.

Other steps that help save more valuables include:

  • Separating different colored fabrics to prevent stains and discoloration.
  • Moving furniture resting on carpets to avoid rust stains.
  • Establishing humidity control measures.

SERVPRO of Lafayette uses the most convenient water mitigation approaches to resolve any issue in your property, “Like it never even happened.” Call us at (765) 420-0077.

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