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Unforeseen Issues Arising From Water Damage in Dobbs Ferry Homes

6/14/2022 (Permalink)

Leaking appliances cause water damage Water damage restoration for your Dobbs Ferry home needs the help of SERVPRO. We are ready at a moment's notice.

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Once a pipe bursts or a dishwasher malfunctions, water readily flows, reaching unwanted areas where it soaks into materials, causing problems like staining and rusting. After your Dobbs Ferry home is affected, you might not realize the potential for the water damage metamorphosing into something else, creating problems that you might not anticipate.

When you seek help in addressing water damage at your Dobbs Ferry property, it would be advisable to involve a professional who can handle the evident and unexpected issues. The level of experience and how well equipped the restoration service is are some guiding principles to ensure you get adequate services. SERVPRO is locally owned and operated but with national resources, so we are capable of addressing all moisture issues.

Typical advanced problems include:

  • Moisture transfer from condensation
  • Contamination when water is from a clean source
  • Severe deterioration like rot or delamination

It is common for water to spread once it leaks. For example, gravity forces it to flow towards the lowest points in the house. However, the damage can spread from lower areas like the floor to elevated ones like the ceiling. Wicking occurs as moisture migrates to dryness. Evaporation and condensation are most likely to cause this issue. If the restorer only uses fans to help quicken drying, the evaporated moisture might condense once it reaches cooler sections of the house. Our SERVPRO technicians ensure drying is balanced by setting up a dehumidifier to manage the humidity vaporized by air movers.

 Clean Water Contaminates Property

The clean water you use to cook or clean can precipitate contamination once released into your house. When water stagnates or materials remain wet over time, microbial growth processes set in, leading to the proliferation of bacteria and fungus. One typical sign that contamination is developing -- bad odor or mold growth.

Actions that limit contamination

  • Expediting extraction within the first 24 hours
  • Thoroughly drying wet materials 
  • Applying biocides on surfaces

Expediting extraction has another advantage since it limits the time moisture interacts with materials. If left submerged, wood rots and composite materials disintegrate while carpets delaminate.

SERVPRO of Tarrytown / Elmsford takes care of all water damage in a home “Like it never even happened.” You can reach us at (914) 358-9000.

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