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My Yorktown Heights Home Has Water Damage From A Burst Pipe – How Fast Can You Get Here?

8/20/2020 (Permalink)

Close up of water flooding on living room Our expert technicians work hard to restore your home and make it “Like it never even happened.”

If You Need Prompt Water Damage Restoration in Yorktown Heights, SERVPRO is Faster to Any Size Disaster

Whether your home’s pipes under the kitchen sink burst or your bathtub overflowed, it is vital to get prompt and professional cleanup. Our water mitigation team in Yorktown Heights has the professional-grade tools and equipment to handle any water intrusion. SERVPRO’s water restoration technicians (WRT) are on call around the clock and seven days a week.

How Quickly Can You Start?

Once you call for emergency services, our crews get dispatched as quickly as possible. You should never delay getting hold of a professional water damage restoration company in Yorktown Heights. Immediate water mitigation is essential to prevent secondary damage from occurring. SERVPRO features the latest methods for restoration and advanced technology that ensures you get the fast cleanup you need. Upon arrival at your home we:
    •    Do a detailed scope to ascertain the cause and extent of the damage.
    •    Put together a mitigation plan.
    •    Use water extractors and powerful pumps to remove standing water.
    •    Look for hidden moisture with the use of moisture sensors and moisture meters.
    •    Restore your home to optimal relative humidity levels using industrial fans, air movers, and dehumidifiers.
    •    Use controlled demolition to remove unsalvageable areas and structural elements.
    •    Clean and restore the content of the room or home. This process may mean relocating it to our warehouse for cleaning and restoration.
    •    Deodorizing, disinfecting, and sanitizing with EPA-registered products.

This list is just part of the thorough and detailed cleanup and restoration that takes place at your residence. We work alongside your insurance company and strive for minimal disruption to you.

Why Can’t I Clean Up Myself?

If you came in from work to find your kitchen flooded from a burst pipe under the sink, there are certain things you want to do right away. Turn the water off at the valve. Begin removing as much standing water as you are able while waiting for SERVPRO to arrive. Turn off breakers if there is anything electrical near the water. If you have tables and chairs in the water, move them out of the room or place them on blocks.

What you most likely can’t do is get all the water off the floor. It seeps under the floor and behind cabinet walls. If the flooding happens on the second floor, it can travel into the ceiling and the levels below. Hidden moisture can sit there and quickly become a problem. Our Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) certified technicians use moisture sensors, probes, and infrared cameras to find hidden pockets of moisture. This ensures that as much water gets removed as possible.

Why Is Immediate Mitigation Necessary?

You would be surprised how quickly the content of your home can become damaged from a water intrusion. If you had a small bookcase in your kitchen with your favorite cookbooks, they could become soggy within minutes. The pages start to weaken, stick together, and the ink spreads. Within a few hours, the wooden table legs begin to transfer stain, paint, or varnish on to the carpet or flooring. Depending on what textiles are made of, they can shrink or stretch, and the dye can bleed onto whatever the material is up against. Electrical devices can short out, and the risk of shock is possible.

The First 24 Hours

If left unattended, the water damage continues to spread. Every minute that passes is a minute that inflicts harm on your home and your possessions. The following can happen if the water is allowed to remain for twenty-four hours:

    •    Laminate flooring starts to disintegrate and peel.
    •    Carpet absorbs more and more water. It can begin to stretch. Carpet fibers weaken when wet. Delamination can happen.
    •    Particleboard and pressed wood items to commence to warp and swell.
    •    Ceiling tiles and drywall begins to bulge. It can start to crumble and break down, which can be a safety hazard.
    •    Collected water can force a structural breakdown.
    •    The insulation between the walls starts to compress and becomes packed down.
    •    The potential for mold and mildew increases.
    •    Metal can begin to corrode.
    •    Musty smells can permeate the home.

The damage just increases as time passes, which is why you need immediate water mitigation. Our Green Teams understand the breakdown of material that happens. The potential for loss and the need for replacement increases. That is why we work tirelessly around the clock. Disasters, big or small, do not happen at your convenience.

As homeowners, we understand how essential your home is to you. Getting things back to normal is what you want and what we want for you. Our expert technicians work hard to restore your home and make it “Like it never even happened.” Contact SERVPRO of Northern Westchester County at (914) 241-8100 for fast water mitigation.

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