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What Few People Know About Water Removal in Boynton Properties

11/18/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage What Few People Know About Water Removal in Boynton Properties Water damage can quickly turn into a mold infestation. Contact SERVPRO promptly for remediation and to help prevent mold.

Water Removal Actions For Boynton Home

Despite our location on Florida’s east coast, most Boynton Beach flooding incidents are the result of mundane problems like a failing T&P valve on a water heater or a split hose on the washing machine. Regardless of the source, it is very important to quickly get the excess water off the floors and out of the home.
 
For Boynton Beach, water removal means preserving the interior of a home before water damage becomes permanent. SERVPRO restoration teams use an extensive inventory of equipment to protect the structure of each residence, regardless if it is a single family house, duplex, or apartment building.
 
First, we stop the flow of water into the home. The team leader turns off the water if needed, and then examines the source of the leak. Our specialists can replace a split hose quickly and make other, minor repairs. If the problem is a major break or another plumbing issue, the team leader recommends bringing a licensed plumber for repairs while we continue working.
 
If the water is over two or three inches in depth, we start with commercial grade pumps. Since this is considered clean water, with no contaminants, our teams can direct the outflow into the street along the curb or directly into the nearest sewer grate.
 
Once the level is down to less than an inch, SERVPRO technicians have two options, depending on the size of the home. For most residences, they switch to extraction wands which draw water off floors and out of carpets. For larger homes or in very long hallways and common areas in some apartment buildings, they may use a riding extractor.
 
Technicians can ride on the larger device, using their weight to depress the carpets further and remove more water with every pass. If there is a carpet pad, team members roll up the carpet and remove it. Pads quickly deteriorate when soaked and are cheaper to replace than waste labor hours trying to dry them.
 
It is also necessary to reduce the humidity in the home to a normal level. That makes the environment more comfortable and helps eliminate the risk of mold growing in the home. Our technicians use fans to increase air circulation and dehumidifiers to draw up to 25 gallons of water from the air per day.
 
Our goal at SERVPRO of Boynton Beach is to return your home to its original condition as quickly and safely as possible. If you are dealing with a water problem in your home, call us today at (561) 413-9754 to schedule a visit.

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