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Smithtown Homeowners Trust SERVPRO with Water Damage Restoration

3/14/2023 (Permalink)

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Water Damage Restoration in Smithtown Homes Happens Fast with SERVPRO 

Water damage restoration of your Smithtown home after a storm involves multiple steps, including removing water, drying the affected areas, and repairing or replacing materials to restore the property to its preloss condition. SERVPRO techs have the knowledge, experience, and specialized equipment to properly assess the extent of the damage and develop an effective restoration plan.

SERVPRO techs make hundreds of drying decisions during the water damage restoration of your Smithtown home to guide the process to the most cost-efficient result. Whenever possible, techs ensure that the affected items are cleaned and restored rather than replaced entirely to reduce expenses.  

Cleaning and Drying Carpet During Water Cleanup  

Carpets absorb water and are challenging to dry, especially if stormwater intrudes on your property. SERVPRO techs use penetrating or non-penetrating moisture meters to determine the moisture levels in the carpets and use one of the following four techniques to dry the carpets as quickly and effectively as possible. 

  • In-place drying: As the name suggests, this technique involves drying the carpet and padding without disengaging them from the floor. In most situations, this is the preferred method. 
  • Drying the carpet flat: The method involves removing and disposing of the wet padding and placing the carpet on the subfloor to dry. 
  • Floating the carpet: It also involves removing and disposing of the padding, following which the rug is laid back down on the subfloor, and airflow is directed underneath it.  

When is In-place Drying Preferred?

In-place drying is preferred only for Category 1 water losses, where the water is sanitary. In case of Category 2 or 3 losses, SERVPRO techs dispose of the carpet pad. Even in Category 1 water damage, techs remove the pad if it has been saturated for more than 72 hours. 

Call SERVPRO of Greater Smithtown at (631) 265-9200 for fast and efficient water damage repairs.

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