How Do I Get Water Out of My Kitchen?
Bring in a SERVPRO Water Removal Team to preserve your home
The water line leading into your refrigerator broke down about 12:30 am on Saturday. You didn’t notice it, of course, until you got up for coffee eight hours later. Then you feel it between your toes as you splash your way around, trying to find the leak and turn off the water.
What are Water Removal Technicians going to do when they get here?
First, they are going to isolate the leak and turn it off or block it if you have not been able to do so. Next, team members use a pump or an extractor for physical water removal from your kitchen depending on how deep it might be. Once they accomplish that, other team members use tools like long-handled squeegees to push any trace water off the surface, allowing natural evaporation to begin, releasing water into the air.
Next, one of our technicians performs a visual inspection and uses a thermal camera to examine the sub-floor. She does this to determine a couple of key issues:
- Is there a crack or split in the kitchen flooring?
- If yes, did it allow water to spill into the sub-floor area?
If the answer is yes to either question, our technicians can take positive action. Each team has the skills to make repairs to linoleum and other floor coverings, or remove and replace damaged flooring so it looks exactly as before, or better than it was before the spill. Before replacement, they go into the sub-floor and use commercial grade water pumps with flexible hoses to remove water.
Once everything is back in place, SERVPRO technicians then place a humidifier in the kitchen. This device draws the excess water in the air and off surfaces to lower the interior humidity and completely return the home to its normal condition.
SERVPRO of Union County is here to help. Call us 24/7 for emergency service at (704) 764-3216
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