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SERVPRO Mitigates Water Losses in Perdido Key Condos and Homes

11/13/2019 (Permalink)

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Perdido Key Homeowners Battle with Water Damage

We never think much about pushing the start button on the dishwasher and walking out of the kitchen because we always assume the dishes will get clean. Yet, a worn seal, a stuck float, or a malfunctioning electrical switch can cause water to overflow, leaving a small puddle on the floor or enough water to fill a swimming pool. No matter the amount, water pouring out of a dishwasher can ruin your day. If not removed quickly, it also can ruin the floor, cabinets, and walls of your home and leave you with a real battle on your hands.

A quick response in Perdido Key to a water loss can mitigate the damage caused by the standing water. Even after the excess water is extracted from your home, the floor, cabinet, and walls may look okay, but SERVPRO technicians know how moisture affects different materials. Permeance and exposure time are the two significant variables in determining the amount of water damage. Permeance refers to how easily water passes through a material, including sheetrock, carpet, tile, hardwood, or vinyl flooring. Exposure time refers to how long the material was in contact with the water.

More resilient floors, such as linoleum, vinyl tiles or planking, can prevent further water damage since they contain spillage on the surface rather than allowing for seepage. We assure you, though, that when considering resilient floors, we always make sure the subfloor is dry too. If the damage consists of only water stains, it may be possible to sand and refinish a hardwood floor or clean the tile. Typically, laminate boards do not withstand the absorption of clean water and should be replaced. Most carpeting can usually be salvaged if the water extraction takes place within the first day. We do not just assume the floor is dry because the top layer is dry. To ensure damage does not go beyond what is visible, we also use meters to make sure moisture has not gone further, such as underneath the floor, cabinets, or wall.

When your dishwasher lets you down, your locally owned and operated SERVPRO of West Pensacola has the right personnel and resources to clean up the mess. Call us 24/7 at (850) 469-1160. SERVPRO professionals have the training and experience to put your kitchen back in service, “Like it never even happened.”

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