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Prepare for the Unexpected: Why Choose SERVPRO® for Water Damage Restoration in Your Seattle Home

8/11/2022 (Permalink)

produce fridge The water and ice dispenser on a refrigerator is a great convenience, but can spill a lot of water in a malfunction.

In life, it's always wise to have a plan for the unexpected. Take, for instance, the water and ice dispenser on your refrigerator – a modern convenience that we often take for granted. What most people don't realize is the potential for a significant water spill in the event of a malfunction.

Recently, a Seattle homeowner faced a challenging situation when the supply line to their refrigerator's ice maker developed a split. The result? An alarming amount of water inundated their home's floor in a remarkably short time.

Assessing the Extent of Damage in the Kitchen At SERVPRO®, our experienced technicians understand that visible water is just the tip of the iceberg. Moisture can swiftly infiltrate sheetrock, seep under tile, and penetrate subfloors. This is why our technicians conduct a thorough visual assessment and employ advanced moisture detection equipment to ensure no hidden pockets of water are overlooked. In this case, our technicians confirmed the presence of water beneath the laminate floorboards and within the plywood subfloor, both of which required thorough drying.

State-of-the-Art Water Extraction Equipment Our water removal equipment far surpasses consumer-grade wet/dry vacuums in terms of power and efficiency. Equipped with centrifugal pumps, our machines can effectively draw out embedded moisture from various surfaces. The ability to use multiple extractors concurrently expedites the cleanup process, often resulting in reduced overall water damage to the property.

Removing Water-Damaged Materials In this instance, the flooring planks directly in front of the refrigerator were beyond salvaging due to water absorption and had to be replaced. This step facilitated access to the subfloor, which was then dried using specialized drying mats to force air into the plywood subfloor and floor joists within the crawlspace. The drying process was closely monitored to ensure that moisture content levels reached predetermined goals.

Preparation for New Floor Installation Prior to installing the replacement flooring, SERVPRO technicians treated the affected areas with an antimicrobial sealant, effectively preventing the potential growth of mold in the home.

Choose SERVPRO of Central Seattle at (206) 282-9500 for Comprehensive Water Removal When it comes to comprehensive water removal, SERVPRO of Central Seattle is your trusted partner. Equipped with cutting-edge equipment and utilizing advanced restoration techniques, we make water damage disappear as if it never even happened. Be prepared for the unexpected – choose SERVPRO for all your water damage restoration needs.

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