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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Plumbing Mishaps in Turner, Oregon

11/29/2019 (Permalink)

Plumbing mishaps like improperly installed pipes usually end in severe water spillage. A skilled plumber can perform repairs to get the plumbing working properly again, but it is your responsibility to clean up your home after the water leak and dry it out. Water can penetrate porous materials such as fabrics, wood and paper products leaving the clean up process tiresome. Cleanup efforts should begin as soon as possible in order to limit the damage.

Any number of rooms can have suffered from water damage, this makes the cleanup process time consuming, but in order to prevent further damage the following is essential: extract standing water, remove saturated furniture, carpets and other contents from the affected area. Items such as these tend to be non-salvageable due to the extent of damage. Other items such as plastic contents are salvageable. Depending on the weather, especially in the Fall/Winter seasons in the Salem, Keizer, Lyons and Silverton areas it is difficult to use outside air for drying purposes, turning up the heat system and using temporary fans are a big help.

When water has penetrated building materials such as drywall, wicking tends to happen if the wet materials are not removed or dried quickly. Wicking simply means that the water is migrating in any direction within the material. Our certified Water Restoration Technicians use various pieces of equipment to detect moisture within materials. Moisture meters are used to take surface moisture readings as well as penetrating moisture readings, this way we are able to pinpoint the damaged materials.

Portable water extractors are quite efficient when needing to remove standing water in a room, we use the extractor to remove water from both soft and hard surfaces. Our goal is to eliminate the moisture amounts before tearing into materials. Our drying equipment is then set in place if the damage is minimal.

Whatever the source is, whatever the size of loss our highly qualified team of Water Technicians are standing by to mitigate the damage. Our goal is always to return your property to preloss condition.

Call us at (503) 393-9999 for SERVPRO of Salem West and Lincoln & Polk Counties.

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