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What Happens During Smithtown Professional Water Damage Mitigation?

2/13/2022 (Permalink)

a water damaged ceiling with watermarks all over it Regardless whether the water damage affected the ceiling or the floor, time is of the essence. Contact our team to investigate the cause and help.

SERVPRO Technicians Handle All Phases of Smithtown Water Cleanup

When Smithtown residents experience the need for water cleanup in their homes, there are often numerous issues such as:

  • Wet building materials
  • Elevated interior humidity levels
  • The need for pack out to prevent further damage
  • Need for proactive mold prevention

Wet Building Materials

When water wicks into sheetrock, there is a very short period to get it dried before permanent damage occurs. If the technicians locate water damage behind a Smithtown home’s wall, actions such as opening the wall for drying, drilling weep holes, or using tools such as the InjectiDry system may get deployed.

Challenges of a Wet Room

One of the biggest issues in a wet environment is the effects on currently undamaged items. In particular, paper or electronics, both can get damaged beyond repair from long-term exposure to moist conditions. SERVPRO techs take steps to perform pack-outs or cover articles with heavy-gauge plastic to protect the items. In the cases of electronics directly exposed to water, the techs can arrange for an industry professional to inspect and perform any needed repairs. This action is usually done outside the scope of coverage at an additional cost.

On the Lookout for Mold

When there are constantly elevated humidity levels after a water damage incident, the environment can become favorable for sustaining mold growth. SERVPRO technicians stay on alert for mold spore germination and growth signs. The techs can apply many cleaning agents and sealants to inhibit mold colony establishment within the structure.

Alongside the actions that SERVPRO takes for property owners, the homeowners can also rely on the techs to communicate as needed with the adjuster. This step during a water cleanup job ensures that only covered actions get taken, so there are zero surprises regarding out-of-pocket charges.

SERVPRO of Greater Smithtown at (631) 265-9200 supports Smithtown residents with professional water damage mitigation. The trained, certified technicians use professional equipment and methods.

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