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Wichita Homeowners are covered 24/7 from water damage by SERVPRO

1/24/2020 (Permalink)

a basement with a water damage In this basement the home owner had standing water and thought we just needed to suck the water out but didn't know that the walls were wet 1 foot up.

When water damage occurs, many homeowners make the mistake of assuming only what they see and feel is what has been affected by the water intrusion. Do it yourself methods such as using a shop-vac to suck up water in a basement carpet or mopping up the water on top of the laminate fall short because there is typically much more water being absorbed beyond what you can detect with sight or feel.

The pad under the carpet is still soaked, the laminate has water underneath the underlayment which won’t dry, and your walls may also be much wetter than you expect. Without proper drying and remediation, you are looking at wet materials in a warm environment which is the prime ingredients for microbial growth such as mold.

Fortunately, SERVPRO of Northeast Wichita provides water restoration services 24 hours a day 7 days a week to Wichita, Andover, Derby, and all surrounding areas. We survey the damage and find the edges of the water intrusion in a 360-degree sphere. We extract that water, evaluate wet materials and set drying equipment.

Our expertise ensures that we can minimize the amount of tear out and demo getting done while also safely drying down your home. This saves you a lot of money since it is much cheaper to save items than it is to throw out and replace them. Restoring is takes much less time than tear out and rebuilding everything.

One of the most important part of the process is our investigation. We take extra care to consider where the water went. For example if a top floor leaks we will follow the trail to the basement if necessary. We investigate what materials are wet and to what extent. This tells us whether we can dry and save a material or if it should be torn out. 

In that process we also record the atmospheric temperatures of your home such has humidity and temperature. We take those everyday because if we are drying everything correctly that should be reflected in those “psychrometrics.”

We come back everyday to take those readings and remove equipment as needed until your home is completely dry. We are so confident in our process that with each of our jobs homeowners receive a 2 year warranty on our work. We also offer free inspections and free estimates so if you are worried at all about new or ongoing water issues in your home give us a call today – 316-684-6700.

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