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What Areas Typically Need More Attention During Water Restoration in Ft. Pierce Homes?

12/27/2021 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Pays Close Attention to Areas Vulnerable to Moisture Action from Evaporating Water

Whether an overflowing appliance or burst pipe damages your property, you need to take quick action. Removing the water and cleaning any soiled surface are some actions that help restore preloss conditions. However, other steps may be necessary. The areas you need to check might also extend beyond the intrusion area.

One of the aspects that worsens water damage in Fort Pierce homes is moisture migration. After water intrusion, moisture is constantly moving as it seeks equilibrium in the air and materials. Therefore, problems can develop far from the entry point. The water restoration technicians SERVPRO sends to your property can help evaluate the situation revealing the areas you need to check.

In most cases, restoration must resolve issues with:

  • Subfloors
  • Walls
  • The air

Most of the water released into your property collects on the floor regardless of the entry point. Depending on the floor materials, it can pool on the surface or seep into floor covers like carpets. Some of the water might also find a way into the subfloor, and if your removal efforts focus only on the floor surface, problems can crop up later.

Water intrusion affects walls in different ways. If the leak originates in a pipe running through the wall, it leaves wet wall materials. Walls can also absorb water from the floor or the air since sheetrock has hygroscopic properties. Our SERVPRO technicians use moisture meters to check drywall and other wall materials for wetness. We also have wall ventilation equipment to expedite cavity drying.

The air inside your house is another aspect that needs attention when addressing water damage. As the water evaporates from wet materials or any pools left on surfaces, it accumulates in the air as humidity. Without a sound management plan, the moisture can cause problems elsewhere. Our SERVPRO technicians use dehumidifiers to control humidity levels.

SERVPRO of Port St. Lucie NE ensures water restoration addresses all negative effects of moisture exposure. Call us at (772) 266-2350 for help in handling an incident, "Like it never even happened."

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