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What to Avoid When Facing Water Damage Hurdles in Your Stockton Home

12/15/2018 (Permalink)

When your dishwasher fails and dumps soapy water on your flooring, call SERVPRO for effective water removal and remediation services.

Being Informed Helps in Tackling Cases of Water Damage in Stockton

When there is a water spill, many challenges arise because water affects a wide range of materials commonly found in Stockton homes. Most of the immediate damages depend on the source while the long-term ones depend on the exposure period. If the spill is caused by a faulty appliance such as a dishwasher, the detergent and food remains can soil or even stain fabrics and upholstery items nearby. A burst plumbing line might not introduce any contaminants to the affected areas, but it can dump considerable volumes of water within a short time, soaking many items. We offer professional restoration services that can help you deal with the incident “Like it never even happened.”
Various materials react differently to water exposure so your remedial efforts after water damage in Stockton should factor in the type of materials in the affected areas. The most likely problem to occur is microbial growth, and this can affect any organic material, whether it is fabric, a solid like wood, or composite materials. Our SERVPRO technicians deal with this by limiting the exposure period for these materials. We can extract the water pooling around these materials or move the items to dry areas.
Water causes different kinds of damages on carpets. The most common one is delaminating in which the primary and secondary backing separate. Another common problem is bubbling which mostly affects glue-down carpets, while the pad easily breaks apart when wet. Stains are also common and can form from resins on furniture stands and non-colorfast fabrics such as draperies that rest on soaked carpets. Our SERVPRO technicians tackle these problems in different ways. When we find stains, we usually remove them while the carpet is still wet because it is easier.
Sometimes it is possible to cause secondary damage when trying to fix a water spill. This outcome mostly happens in the drying stage when the evaporation rate exceeds the speed of dehumidification which leads to transfer of moisture to unaffected areas. By creating a balanced drying system, our SERVPRO technicians avoid such problems.
Managing water spills requires a combination of different skills. Calling SERVPRO of Stockton ensures that you benefit not just from the skills our technicians have, but their experience too. Call us at (209) 477-3090 any time.
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