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Essential Steps to Simplify Water Damage Restoration in Raleigh Homes?

11/8/2021 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Prioritizes Preventive Steps During the Restoration of Water Damage

When water leaks into your Raleigh home, it can cause a wide range of damages. Understanding how the excess moisture interacts with various materials is crucial since that knowledge helps in reversing or preventing damages.

Water damage restoration in Raleigh properties requires unique approaches since damage does not happen uniformly or immediately after the leak. The amount of water involved also influences the type and level of destruction left in the property. SERVPRO’s extensive experience dealing with water intrusions presents a unique advantage since we can anticipate most problems that develop over time after the intrusion.

Some of the common issues you can expect after water intrusion include:

  • Stains on draperies and carpets
  • Waterlogged materials
  • Deterioration such as swelling, rotting, and disintegration
  • Development of pungent odors

Problems like stains readily develop when materials are exposed to significant moisture. Prevention may not be possible in every case, but it is possible to limit their extent, thus simplifying restoration. Our SERVPRO technicians can separate materials in your home that might cross-stain. For instance, we remove area rugs and furniture legs from carpets since bleeding dyes and resin are the common staining agents.

Various materials in your home have porous, semi-porous, and hygroscopic characteristics leading to various degrees of absorption of the spilled water. For instance, carpets are highly porous and thus become waterlogged easily, while wood is semi-porous and thus takes time to absorb water. Faster action helps save semi-porous materials from absorbing too much water, thus limiting damages. 

Other helpful actions include:

  • Expediting extraction of water from carpets to limit the deterioration of glues and dyes
  • Setting up dehumidifiers to control humidity, thus saving hygroscopic materials like drywall
  • Relocating vulnerable contents from the wet sections of the property

SERVPRO of Southeast Raleigh / Garner can help better manage the water damage restoration at your property. Call us at (919) 615-1179. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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