East Pembroke Pines Water Damage
Water spills are a common occurrence, and in most cases, it only takes a mop to get rid of the mess. However, if a plumbing line bursts the volume of water is higher necessitating the use of better resources. Since the water also soaks into different materials, it can cause damages such as loss of structural integrity and microbial growth.
When a pipe broke in the wall cavity of a home in East Pembroke Pines, it released substantial water, which pooled on the floor in the room. Luckily, our SERVPRO technicians arrived at the loss site in time, so the water did not spread to other rooms in the house. However, the gushing water damaged a considerable section of the drywall and soaked the outer wall before we could plug the leak, necessitating additional actions like teardown and rebuilding of damaged materials.
Even in a case where the initial response is fast, other problems can crop up later, especially if moisture control is poor. In most cases, the points of focus are the pooling water and the physical damages in different sections of the house like in this case where the drywall was visibly wet. However, the problem goes further because some of the moisture absorbed by some materials may not be easily discernible. Water spills can also drive up the relative humidity in the house. Our SERVPRO team has the expertise to anticipate these extra problems and utilize advanced equipment to counter them. For example, thermal cameras help us trace all concealed areas affected by the water while thermo-hygrometers help measure the relative humidity in affected and unaffected sections of the house.
Establishing problems only wins half the battle because failure to take the necessary corrective actions allows issues like mold development to start within 24-48 hours. In this case, our SERVPRO technicians removed the baseboard to ease access to water trapped in the wall cavity. We also had to clean up debris such as paint chippings and other materials the running water carried from the wall, before extracting the pools and drying the excessive moisture using air movers and dehumidifiers.
In case of water-related problems, call SERVPRO of East Pembroke Pines at (954) 988-0600. Our goal is to fix any damage to your home "Like it never even happened."