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Common Hidden Issues That Homeowners Realize After Water Damage in Jericho

4/11/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Common Hidden Issues That Homeowners Realize After Water Damage in Jericho Water can cause secondary damages in flooring and furniture. Call SERVPRO to restore your home correctly, the first time.

Addressing Hidden Issues after Water Damage in Jericho

Whether it is a pipe that bursts or another amenity that releases water into unwanted areas in your Jericho property, you are likely to experience widespread issues immediately after the incident, or long after the cleanup process. Water affected different types of materials, and it might take time before you realize all areas that it affects negatively.  

The point of origin of the spill can determine the outcome of an incident of water damage in Jericho. Water spilling from a high point such as the ceiling or a room upstairs can affect many contents including electronics, upholstery and other furniture. Reducing the period of exposure for such items can minimize the damages caused. Our SERVPRO technicians use plastic sheets to create containments over contents preventing severe damages. We also extract water fast from affected areas using water extractors and other sophisticated equipment.  

Floor materials such as asphalt tiles maintain a good bond with concrete even after water damage, so cleaning the white or gray areas that appear on the surface should be enough. However, such tiles or the glues used may contain asbestos, so it is essential to follow proper safety procedures during restoration. We certify our SERVPRO technicians in handling hazardous materials so they should restore your property without any difficulties. For wooden subfloors, warping and other forms of deterioration might complicate the restoration process, so we use non-penetrating moisture meters to determine the moisture levels in the subfloor before embarking on restorative processes. 

If the water from the incident affects furnishings, problems such as spots, cracking and weakening of joints can develop. Such problems mostly affect upholstery and wooden items. Our SERVPRO technicians can refinish affected items. However, we evaluate the cost of repair compared to replacing the item first ensuring you get the most cost effective solution.

When there is a water loss in your Glen Cove, Glen Head or Oyster Bay property, call SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho to assist. You can reach us at (516) 671-1919 any time.

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