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How Many Contractors Do I Need to Clean Up a Water Loss in Middletown?

8/5/2020 (Permalink)

water damaged property SERVPRO of Middletown / New Britain is ready for water cleanup and repair and rebuilding if needed.

SERVPRO Provides Full-Service Professional Water Cleanup in Middletown, Taking on Projects from Initial Assessment to Repairs and Build Backs, Streamlining the Process for Local Homeowners

A water loss can be one of the most disruptive events you experience in your Middletown dwelling. An overflowing bathroom sink or tub can soak the subfloor, risking migration of water to the walls and ceilings under the bath. You need a fast water removal response. Depending on the condition of the building materials affected by secondary damage from water spread, you might need partial or total replacement of the subfloor and repairs to walls and ceilings.

I Thought Ceramic Tile Floors Were Watertight -- How Did the Water Percolate Down?

As long as the grout and any caulk along walls and around fixtures are intact, tile floors shed water well. If the grout or caulk is cracked or missing in places, you require professional water cleanup in Middletown. The subfloor is porous, and, when wet, drips onto the ceiling tiles or drywall below. Staining and even pooling of water then occur though not a drop of water is visible in the bathroom.

What Steps Need Competition to Manage Water Migration?

When SERVPRO arrives, a visual check one level below locates the water incursion in general terms. Water does travel away from origin sites on pipes, wires, and structures, so we use moisture detection and metering tools to trace the path and the levels of absorbed and perhaps collected water. We also check the bathroom, using the detection tools, and maybe pulling up a few tiles to evaluate water saturation. Then we:

    •    Release pooled water with weep holes
    •    Pop-out ceiling tiles to enhance water removal and subsequent drying
    •    Use portable extraction equipment to suction the released water
    •    Establish moisture drying goals

What Does Drying Look Like?

We position air movers to sweep moisture away from saturated surfaces and maintain a temperature optimal for evaporation. Drying occurs in the bathroom and upwards from the floor below. Dehumidifiers capture the vapor for disposal.

Now I Have Holes -- What Is the Plan to Fix That?

We are licensed as general residential contractors, so we repair smaller holes and replace tiles or drywall if needed. If the subfloor needs replacement or tiles resetting, we do that as well. New grout (sealed) and caulking prevent future incidents.

SERVPRO of Middletown / New Britain is ready for water cleanup and repair and rebuilding if needed. Explore your options for a wrap-around restoration by calling (860) 826-5169.

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