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Water Damage In Your Manhasset Home

12/29/2019 (Permalink)

water damaged home Saving materials affected by water damage is crucial.

How We Handled Different Materials after Water Damage in a Manhasset Home

Water loss incidents can happen any time originating from any part of the home, including the obvious ones such as the bathroom or kitchen, but sometimes it starts from unexpected areas. For a homeowner in Manhasset, a pipe in the wall leaked at the joint, releasing gallons of water into the living room and spreading to other sections of the property affecting various materials.

Wet Carpet
Like in other water damage incidents in Manhasset, the water leaking from the walls collected on the floor, posing a significant threat to the floor materials. The sections with tiles could withstand exposure, but carpeted areas were more vulnerable to different issues, including matting of fibers, staining, delaminating, and even mold if left submerged for days. Our SERVPRO technicians opted to remove the carpet for better drying and to access the pad, which was unsalvageable.

Baseboards
Before removing the carpet, there was a need to remove some fixtures such as the baseboards and door trims, which would hinder the convenient or safe removal of the carpet. The trim is salvageable after water damage, so there is a need to remove it without causing damages. The good news is that it requires simple tools such as pry bars and crowbars to accomplish this, and our SERVPRO technicians bring assorted tools in our production vehicles to every loss site. Other tools like knee kickers and carpet awls proved handy in dislodging the carpet faster once the baseboards and other trims were out of the way.

Engineered Wood
Despite our best effort, some materials could not be saved since they have adverse reactions when exposed to significant amounts of water. At the house, there were fixtures such as closets made of engineered wood affected by the water. Luckily, we could pry off the bottom panels using toe-kick removal without affecting other parts of the fixtures.

Saving materials affected by water damage is crucial. Call SERVPRO of Great Neck / Port Washington at (516) 767-9600 to help. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

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