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How Do Laconia Property Owners Handle Water Damage Resulting from Deteriorated Old Piping?

10/27/2020 (Permalink)

water damaged property The structural damage that water causes can be expensive to repair if not handled by professionals.

Water Damage Restoration in Laconia Requires the Help of Certified and Experienced Professionals Like SERVPRO Technicians.

As a property owner, you know that water leaking into your Laconia property can cause a wide range of damages, including structural damage. Fortunately, if you act fast by contacting a reputable restorer like SERVPRO immediately, we can stop the damage from spreading. Water travels fast, and its secondary destruction begin to occur within 24 to 48 hours.

What should a property owner do after noticing the water leak?
A small leak can also cause significant water damage in your Laconia home if not addressed on time. However, you can take the steps below to minimize the damage:
    •    Turn off the main water supply into your property.
    •    Switch off electricity at the main if the water damage is extensive. That helps minimize the chances of electrocution.
    •    Move damaged contents to a dry area.
    •    Hire a plumber to fix the leak.

Where does mold growth occur?
Mold growth occurs within 24 hours in warm, dark, and wet areas like in bathrooms, behind drywall, ceiling tiles, and paper products. However, the airborne spores that mold releases can travel to other parts of your property, causing outbreaks in different surfaces. Our professional restorers can perform mold remediation in your property.

How do restorers limit mold spores from spreading?
SERVPRO technicians can use 6-mil polyethylene and PVC pipe to construct containment in the affected area. The containment helps to:
    •    Prevent contaminants from spreading to unaffected areas
    •    Protect the property’s occupants and our employees from breathing in the contaminants.
    •    Manage airflow from the unaffected area to contaminated areas.

After containment, we can use concrobium, which is a botanical product, to treat the affected area. The product acts against microorganisms and stops their development. Most property owners prefer the botanical product to chemical compounds. We can also remove and replace the affected materials.

What does the restoration involve?
When we get to your residence, we can conduct a thorough inspection and come up with a restoration plan. The plan may include water extraction, mold remediation, drying, and dehumidification using innovative equipment.

Is dehumidification necessary?
Most property owners think severe pipe leaks and floods only cause water damage. However, high moisture levels in the property's environment can also cause significant damage to your property. The moisture is capable of damaging your floors, drywall, and furniture. We can use refrigerant dehumidifiers to reduce the humidity in the air. The equipment lowers the humidity ratio in the affected property.

The structural damage that water causes can be expensive to repair if not handled by professionals. Contact SERVPRO of The Lakes Region at (603) 527-2518 for assistance. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster!

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