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Tips for Resolving Water Damage in Avon Homes

10/29/2019 (Permalink)

Water damaged ceiling, drain hole in ceiling to let water drain No matter the source of water damage, SERVPRO has teh equipment and knowledge to restore your home. Call us today!

Water Damage in Avon Ceiling Needs Special Attention 

When water damage occurs on the upper level of a home, there are many considerations to ensure the cleanup and restoration is complete. Common culprits of this type of accident are washing machine malfunctions, plumbing pipe breaks, and forgotten bathtubs, to name a few.  

The water damage in Avon homes is not always clean water. Sometimes it is due to toilet backups, and water loss with sewage in the mix carries a rating as a class three biohazard, which means it needs professional cleanup for safety reasons.  

Safety First

When water loss happens in the home, only do the following actions if it is safe to do so. 

  • Remove small objects and valuables from the room
  • Take down art and photos and get them to a safe, dry area
  • If water compromised upholstered furnishings, prop the cushions up 
  • Saturated area rugs may be too heavy to move, wait until help arrives 

When There is Sewage or Toxins

If there is a likelihood the water in the home contains sewage or chemicals, do not come into contact with it. Close off the area to avoid cross-contamination and inform the SERVPRO team upon arrival so they can take the proper safety precautions. 

Locating Water Between Floors

SERVPRO technicians use their moisture detection equipment to nail down the exact location of water within wall cavities and floor joists. The ceiling of the floor below may weaken or even fall if the water exposure is significant enough. The technicians cut away dangerously weakened ceiling sheetrock to both inhibit further wicking of moisture and encourage more airflow within the floor joists. 

Thorough Drying Makes the Difference

Drying mats are specialized pieces of equipment that direct airflow into flooring and unique configurations using plastic tubing connected to open areas in ceilings force in warm, dry air from below. This method effectively dries the spaces between levels in a home and negates secondary issues such as mold or foul odors. 

SERVPRO of The Farmington Valley at (860) 675-4500 is ready to assist local homeowners with any water damage in their homes. They have the equipment and experience to make the water loss, "Like it never even happened.

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