What are the Signs of Water Damage in My Home?
Call SERVPRO at the first sign of water damage to your structure or contents to lessen the loss.
If you do not already have a regular check-up plan for your home, it is a good idea to do monthly inspections and look for the early warning signs of water loss. Things to look for are:
- Water stains on sheetrock
- Sagging ceilings
- Warped floorboards
- A musty odor that does not diminish
- Loose tile
Can Carpets Get Saved From Water Damage?
Putting carpet in a home is often a significant investment, and it can be gone in a flash when water damage happens on your property if the water loss process does not begin within 24 hours or contains contaminants such as sewage.
SERVPRO technicians test the water and the fiber to determine the best restoration actions for the optimum outcome. The equipment the techs use works even to pull out deeply embedded moisture within the carpet and the pad. After they reduce the water removal down to doing "dry" passes where little to no further moisture comes up, they move on to the drying phase.
Special techniques such as "floating" the carpet assist with drying it from the bottom up and ensures that no residual moisture remains to cause issues such as foul odors or deterioration of the carpet. Another frequently used method involves putting plastic over the wet area, known as "tenting," and directing the airflow from the drying equipment into the damp carpet. The connected dehumidification equipment captures the moisture and ports it away, resulting in progressively drier conditions inside the tent. Afterward, the final touches include:
- Spot cleaning to remove water spots
- Treatments for stains that may be present
- Steam cleaning to remove any residual musty odors
SERVPRO of Suffolk/Smithfield/Franklin, 757-934-8404, is ready 24/7 to handle any size of water damage in your home. The certified technicians have extensive training to turn around the loss and restore your home to its preloss condition.