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Water Damage St. Louis--From Where and What to Do?

4/4/2016 (Permalink)

A Water Line Break in St Louis Can Cause Major Water Damage

SERVPRO Can Restore Your Water Damaged St. Louis Property

This water damage in St. Louis, where is it coming from? From where is all of this water originating? You look around and hear something that sounds like gushing and find a pipe that is spewing water. You get out to the main water valve and get it turned off and count yourself fairly lucky. Now, you just need to get someone who works with water removal in St. Louis. What would have happened if you did not find the source? What if the source of water is not as easy to find? What if the source ended up being a flood from a local stream or river and it is coming through the exterior walls of your home or crawlspace? What if it is simply the amount of rain that has been occurring lately?

You want to get all of that water out of your house, and all of the damage caused by it repaired and the place cleaned up. That is why you call a company that specializes in water damage restoration like SERVPRO. An inspector will assess if there is a significant water damaging event, the property and develop an action plan. Then the IICRC standards of drying and cleaning are put to work by their technicians. When they arrive, they begin two tasks, one of them is to get fans set up to both get the air circulating and the evaporation of this water and also to refresh the ambient air. This is after the placement of water pumps and the use of wet-vacuums to remove the gross volumes of standing water.

The trained technicians know that minutes are precious when it comes to locating all of the damage and where, precisely, the water is originating from. Minor demolition is necessary if the drywall or other building materials have absorbed too much water or if there is mold present in or on these surfaces.

As noted above, the removal of all of the water begins during the above two tasks, and that means vacuums, submersible pumps and also dehumidifiers being brought in to get everything, including the air, dried out. The standing water is removed first and then the carpets, rugs, and other fabric can be further worked on to remove lingering moisture. Clothing that is affected by water can be washed. The amount of water and the duration of impacting the carpets and padding will determine if they can be salvaged or must be discarded. SERVPRO will always attempt to mitigate your costs by salvaging personal possessions and building materials rather than replacing them.

If you are asking questions about the presence of moisture causing water damage to your St. Lous home, call SERVPRO of Clayton / Ladue 24/7 at (314) 863-4555 to get the answers and the right actions to restore your home to a safe and friendly environment for you and your family.

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