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The Importance of Water Mitigation for Norwich Properties

4/5/2023 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Helps Manage Water Damage in Your Norwich Home

Water is all around us, so accidental or negligent spills can happen. A straightforward case of water intrusion can become a nightmare involving mold contamination and significant structural damage like rotting or warping frames. Appropriate and timely water mitigation can help minimize the impact on your Norwich property.  

The critical determinant of the effectiveness of water mitigation at your Norwich property is how fast you start it. Most damages triggered by moisture exposure take time to develop significantly. For example, mold takes 24 to 48 hours to appear and several days or weeks to cause material decay. Since SERVPRO sends assistance within the first four hours after notification, our intervention has a positive impact.

Typical mitigation processes:

  • Stopping any flowing water
  • Extracting pooling water
  • Moving vulnerable materials
  • Addressing any hazards

Water may flow into your structure from damaged plumbing, structural areas such as the roof, or a malfunctioning appliance such as a washer. Whatever the problem, finding a way to stop such intrusion instantaneously limits the resulting damages. Our SERVPRO crews can install roof tarps, find and clamp leaking pipes or take other steps for instant reprieve. Once the flow stops, it is easier to focus on the other mitigation processes. 

Accelerating Water Extraction

Water removal may seem like a standard procedure whereby you scoop or mop out water from the property. However, extraction speed is critical in determining the outcome when you want to mitigate damages. SERVPRO crews better manage extraction speed by choosing vacuum extractors. A tool like a truck-mounted extractor can remove thousands of gallons within a few hours. Its higher vacuum lift capacity makes it ideal for removing water absorbed by porous materials such as carpets. 

Faster water removal and stopping further inflows are also helpful in minimizing that develop from moisture accumulation. For example, removing stagnant water eliminates slick surfaces, while releasing water trapped in ceilings eliminates the chances of collapse. 

Other ways to address water hazards:

  • Setting up safety signs such as wet floor markers
  • Establishing a staging area for holding all equipment when not in use
  • Unplugging electrical equipment and switching off power sources

SERVPRO of Norwich and Windham County ensures water mitigation is effective, saving you unnecessary costs and inconveniences. You can reach us at (860) 887-0447.

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