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What Problems Does Water Damage Trigger in East Brunswick Homes?

2/16/2022 (Permalink)

Water Leak being Vacuumed There is no job too big or small for your local SERVPRO of East Brunswick / Princeton Meadows.

SERVPRO Intervenes Against Physical and Chemical Changes in East Brunswick Homes

Water leaks are a bother, especially when many items in your house like furniture, appliances, or carpets get wet. The most inconvenient leaks start from overhead positions or when an appliance malfunction sprays jets of water over vast areas. However, the bother of wet materials is insignificant compared to the deterioration moisture can trigger in your East Brunswick home, especially if left unaddressed over an extended period.

The water damage your East Brunswick home sustains can be immediate or long-term depending on the materials present, the amount of water spilled, and the kind of countermeasures you take. When SERVPRO intervenes, we can limit the overall damage levels by using specialized equipment or unique procedures to reverse or halt damages, some of which take time to develop fully.

The Main Damages Resulting From Water Intrusion

  • Rotting of wood
  • Mold growth 
  • Bacteria proliferation 
  • Rusting of steel

The most crucial weapon against the destructiveness of moisture is quick action. Many water-related problems take time to develop and continue to worsen over time as long as the material is wet. For example, mold takes at least 24 to 48 hours to develop after the initial exposure. When our SERVPRO technicians use powerful extractors to remove all standing water within a few hours and set up dehumidifiers in a property, we can prevent mold rather than tackle the hard remediation task later.

Contamination is common after water leaks. Any water intrusion, whether clean or otherwise, can lead to contamination since moisture presence triggers the proliferation of microbes like fungi and bacteria. Such development is significant when water stagnates, or wet materials are not dried properly. Contamination exhibits several signs, including a change in the condition of surfaces and odors. Also, it might affect indoor air quality. Our SERVPRO technicians combat contamination using biocides and moisture control. For example, after cleaning carpets, we apply the biocide on the floor surface and the underside of a carpet. We then set air movers and dehumidifiers to dry the area.

SERVPRO of East Brunswick / Princeton Meadows is always prepared to respond to water damage incidents restoring your home to its preloss state. Call us at (732) 432-9800. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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