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How Water Leaks in Ceilings Cause Damage to Fort Myers Properties

12/29/2019 (Permalink)

Water damage around water pipes in ceiling Leaks in the ceiling can cause not only water damage, but mold. SERVPRO is always on call for fast, effective restoration.

Ceiling Leak Creates Need for Water Removal in Fort Myers 

No matter what you may have heard, if your furnishings receive water damage, if the cleanup begins quickly, there is the potential to save those items from loss.  

When SERVPRO technicians handled water removal in a Fort Myers property, due to a pipe burst in a ceiling that lead to gallons of water saturating the carpet and sofa below, the homeowner blotted up all the water she could before the technicians arrived. Upon arrival, the technicians removed the damaged ceiling materials to open the floor joists for drying. 

Water Extraction

The techs use powerful pumps to pull the water out of the carpet and padding and do several passes to lift as much moisture as possible out. They also have upholstery attachments to remove the water from the cushions and frame.  

Each Furniture Restoration is Unique

The construction materials that make up the furniture determine the restoration potential. Hardwood frames absorb water but often respond to careful drying. Composite wood furnishings general begin to deteriorate upon exposure to water and often are a loss.  

Professional Equipment and Drying Methods

Drying wet sofas and other furnishings require specialized equipment as well as techniques. SERVPRO techs frequently dry sofa cushions by "tenting" them and setting them upright leaning on each other. Air movers pointed directly at the furniture causes embedded moisture to rise where the dehumidification equipment captures and removes it.  

They have different drying applications for carpet and hardwood flooring, including floating carpets to dry the padding and carpet in place. Floor mats force warm, dry air into hardwood flooring and help homeowners avoid having to replace it.

Proactive Mold Treatments

SERVPRO techs hold certifications in mold remediation #MSMR 2529, and they know the conditions that encourage mold infestations as well as the warning signs of active mold. They have cleaning agents and antimicrobial solutions to stop mold spore germination before it starts, leaving the furnishings both cleaned and sanitized.  

SERVPRO of N. Ft. Myers / Punta Gorda at (941) 575-5910 for fast, efficient water removal from your property and contents. The certified technicians arrive quickly and return your home to its preloss condition, "Like it never even happened." 

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