Water Damage In Your Northwest Dallas Home
Say the word flooding and people first think about creeks overflowing and dams breaking. The reality is that most damage to a home comes from broken pipes, backed-up septic tanks, and other plumbing or drainage failures.
Water damage to a Dallas apartment, condo or house usually comes from one of these. Perhaps it is a drainpipe that has separated from a roof gutter or a leak under a laundry sink in the basement that goes unnoticed for weeks or even months. SERVPRO quickly addresses these issues before drywall begins to crumble or that distinct, musty smell asserts itself in your nose.
Our trained inspectors quickly determine the source and extent of the damage using air moisture meters and probes inserted into drywall. If there is a slow leak, they identify it, and our technicians either patch it or replace the leak at the request of the homeowner. With the leak stopped, restoration procedures begin. Removing standing water is the first step. In most apartments and condos, our response teams use pumps to drain the water in just a matter of hours. Even in larger houses, completion happens in less than a day.
Next, technicians remove water and moisture trapped in floors and walls. Carpets and wood floors are particularly vulnerable to rot and to warp. Technicians use specialized water extraction wands and other tools to heat and vacuum trapped water out of the flooring. These devices are designed to draw out water without causing any harm to the carpet nap or damage the surface of the wood.
Moisture finds its way into drywall and other building materials quickly. Response teams draw it out by placing dehumidifiers and space heaters at points where the moisture levels are at their highest levels. Drywall panels infested with mold are removed and disposed of according to city and state regulations. The surrounding air is dried out as well at the same time. If the overall, inside moisture levels remain high, then the opportunity for mold to expand and grow continues.
Despite a homeowner or renter's best efforts, plumbing failures happen and even go unnoticed. When this happens, contact SERVPRO of Northwest Dallas to help you put your residence back to its original state. Call us at (214) 361-7887 today to for an initial inspection and to get the restoration process started.