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Our Experts Will Protect Your Stockton Property

11/21/2019 (Permalink)

water stains all over a carpet in this house When water damages your carpet, you need a team of professionals with the training and experience necessary and we are that team.

Preventing Water Damage after an Appliance Malfunction often Requires More than Drying Out a Property in Stockton

When SERVPRO receives a call from a homeowner in Stockton about a dishwasher that overflowed into the kitchen and left soapy water everywhere, we arrive as quickly as possible. We need to stop the flow of water and start mitigation work. Because we work in specialized teams, this process flows smoothly, making our work even more efficient.

Residents in Stockton might notice water damage in their homes and to their belongings becomes steadily worse over time. This damage happens because water seeps into everything, to one degree or another. The nature of water to seep deeper into porous materials ignores gravity. Water moves from saturated areas into dry sections, even if that water must migrate upward. 

It takes less than a day for drywall to begin swelling after a major leak. When we start mitigating the area involved, we can often save most, if not all, of the drywall sections in the area. Many times, pulling baseboards away lets us force air into wall cavities so drying can happen on both surfaces of the drywall. This air significantly hinders the spread of water damage and can often minimize the tear-out work required. When we can do less deconstruction work, the amount of reconstruction work decreases.

When if comes to flooring, we have slightly longer to mitigate before water damage becomes too extensive. Once a certain point passes, eliminating the current flooring from your kitchen becomes a necessity. Homeowners never need to locate a separate contractor, or wait for an available time because SERVPRO does everything from start to finish. Our building and reconstruction department (General Contractor License # 937457) helps with restoring flooring made of tile or linoleum. Water, especially warm water from an appliance that uses heat as part of its normal operations, rapidly disintegrates adhesives. 

Tile floors with older grout can end up with sections where tiles become loosened. Repairing these before chips or other breakage occurs can save you from the expense of replacing the entire floor later. Linoleum can work its way loose at seams, especially after hot water seeps underneath and dissolves the glue. In some situations, replacing the floor becomes more cost-effective. Our experts discuss all of the options with the homeowner. Our restoration experts begin working with us from the start to save this valuable component of your house. 

SERVPRO of Stockton restores homes “Like it never even happened” after incidents involving malfunctioning appliances, preventing water damage from escalating. Call us at (209) 477-3090 to protect your property.

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