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Fast Water Cleanup Is Crucial To Reduce Loss In Your Pensacola Home

6/29/2019 (Permalink)

When you need quick water cleanup, call SERVPRO of West Pensacola at (850) 469-1160 for any water loss event in your home.

How To Reduce Loss In Pensacola Homes Through Fast Water Cleanup

When water damage happens in a home, the clock begins ticking for the development of additional problems due to prolonged exposure to water. That is why water extraction is such a crucial element in water loss mitigation. With the year-round high humidity in this part of the state, the potential for mold needs addressing.

SERVPRO answered a call from an owner in Pensacola for water cleanup from a pipe seal break in their attic. Our employees have certifications as Water Damage Restoration Technicians and have training in different types of equipment to extract water quickly. However, attics have specific actions needed to ensure mold and odors are not an issue after the completion of cleanup efforts.

Because water ran from the pipe through the insulation, the wet fiberglass insulation required removal with an insulation vacuum and bagged for possible reuse after drying. This action has the potential to cause dust to rise in the attic, so we contained the space with thick plastic barriers during removal to reduce the chance of spreading and dirt or dust outside of the workspace.

After removal of the insulation, we extracted the excess moisture around the area of the pipe break. SERVPRO technicians do several passes with our portable pumps to pull up as much as possible. We scoped the attic to ensure we did not miss any areas water could have migrated into and found no additional places to address.

The extensive water cleanup efforts at the beginning of remediation reduce the time needed for our drying equipment to eliminate the excess moisture. We positioned air movers to direct the airflow over the area where we detected excessive moisture levels. We do this because the high-velocity air pulls embedded moisture to the surface where our dehumidifiers remove it.

Once the attic confirmed dry through equipment readings, we cleaned and disinfected the space to get it ready for the reinstallation of insulation, and we gave a homeowner the list of actions done as well as the details that needed completion to bring the attic to its preloss condition.

When you need quick water cleanup, call SERVPRO of West Pensacola at (850) 469-1160 for any water loss event in your home because we are local, We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

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