Ways to Restore Dallas Homes After Water Damage
SERVPRO Relies on Source and Amount to Customize Dallas Water Restoration Exercises
Whenever there is a moisture spike inside your Dallas home, most materials start deteriorating. Drying moisture is essential for the prevention or restoration of water damage. Different steps are necessary to manage staining, odor, and rot issues. For the best outcome, cleaning, applying chemical agents, deodorizing, and replacing some materials are essential steps to manage such damage.
Many things found in Dallas homes spark water damage due to negligence, accidents, or the natural wear down of components. The periodic changes within water supply systems like pressure levels or temperature also contribute to leaks due to broken pies introducing unnecessary moisture inside houses. Before starting any renovation procedures, our SERVPRO water restoration technicians must identify the moisture source first since this helps determine practical and impractical solutions.
Common Water Leak Sources
- Leaky dishwashers
- Broken pipes
- Overflowing washing machines
- Structural openings
Dishwashers can leak for several reasons, including leaky gaskets, faulty door latches, or the wrong detergents. Gaskets can rip or wear out, while latches might open too easily. Although a detergent is not a mechanical element, it can also promote leaks. If the detergent you use creates excessive suds, it can force the water out of the door. Other appliances like washing machines can also overflow or develop other leaks.
Water Leak Diagnosis
A leak may not seem that hard to diagnose since the areas where the water collects usually exhibit physical changes. However, what you see may not tell the whole story. Our SERVPRO technicians investigate the leak by using specialized probing tools or asking for information about any unusual signs that you might have noticed while the leak happened. One example of a distinctive sign is when spilled water only appears after you operate an appliance which might indicate a loose-fitting or a damaged seal. Leaks that accompany weather events such as torrential rain indicate structural issues such as poor exterior siding, foundation cracks, or leaky doors and windows. Water damage often results from exterior water intrusion.
Moisture Related Problems
- Damaged appliances and utilities
- Deterioration from warping and rot
- Unpleasant odors
Once the water is released into your structure, it is bound to interact with the different materials inside. Some like fabrics might simply absorb it and release it when dried. Others undergo chemical reactions leading to rot, stains, and rust. Contamination is also a common issue even when the leaking water is clean since stagnation creates an opportunity for the proliferation of microbes.
Restoring a property requires one to address all the issues triggered by the high moisture levels. Our SERVPRO professionals can help you find appropriate solutions for major or minor issues. For example, a water damage problem like warping or buckling of solid wood is a severe issue that can necessitate costly replacements and inconvenient construction work.
With the right approach, addressing these issues is not that difficult. For instance, if the affected area has a hardwood floor, our technicians prioritize fast water extraction and remove some boards. These simple steps help limit the chances of the boards buckling by reducing the moisture they absorb and creating space for them to swell without any changes in their physical form. Finally, a controlled drying process helps minimize swelling, restoring the boards to their original shape and dimensions.
SERVPRO of Northwest Dallas can use several approaches to address any water damage issue, making it "Like it never even happened." You can reach us at (214) 361-7887.