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Water Mitigation in Brooklyn Homes Helps Reduce Damages

5/18/2023 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Helps Tackle Water Damage Emergencies in Brooklyn

Water incursion can be very destructive to your Brooklyn residential property. Excess moisture can gradually cause severe issues within indoor environments, including mold growth, wood rot, and structural damage. Without rapid measures, many long-term effects can befall your home. So, proper water mitigation is crucial whenever water damage arises.

Water mitigation in Brooklyn homes can be a complex process hence should be handled by professionals. SERVPRO crews can ensure that the damages are properly addressed, and your home is restored to its preloss condition quickly and efficiently. We have the skills to identify and address hidden moisture, which may lead to microbial growth. Our crews use specialized equipment to tend to all affected areas.

Some ways to mitigate water damage include:

  • Identifying the source of water and stopping it
  • Removing standing water
  • Removing damaged materials
  • Disinfecting the affected areas to prevent mold growth
  • Drying the affected areas

Dealing with Standing Water

It is essential to determine the source of water as it helps in taking appropriate steps to mitigate the damage and prevent leakages from occurring in the future. This also helps us identify the extent of the damage and the type of water we are dealing with. Our crews check for obvious leaks in your plumbing fixtures, like sinks and toilets, and invisible sources behind walls or under floors.

Another essential step in water mitigation is extracting standing water. Taking rapid measures to remove standing water can prevent it from seeping into floors, walls, and other porous surfaces, thus preventing mold growth and structural damage.

Resources that help remove standing water:

  • Pumps
  • Wet/dry vacuum
  • Mop or towels

If standing water in a structure is inches deep, we use a pump to facilitate extraction. Pumps vary in capabilities, size, and power modes, with electric and diesel-powered options being the most common. Both surface and submersible pumps are helpful for extraction, with the submersible option being better when water depth exceeds 2 inches.

SERVPRO of Mill Basin, Flatlands, promptly handles the water mitigation process, helping you avoid massive damages. Call us at (718) 381-3271. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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