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What Water Restoration Actions Are Necessary After a Pipe Burst in a Danbury Home?

11/22/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO logo When a water disaster strikes your home, SERVPRO water damage restoration technicians are the team to call.

SERVPRO Helps Extract Moisture, Remove Deteriorated Materials and Perform Water Damage Repairs as Needed in Danbury Properties

In most homes, there is a veritable turnpike of pipes that run through the ceiling of a Danbury property. Water damage is always a possibility, and it is important to stay aware of the early warning signs of a leak. A pipe burst will announce itself in no uncertain terms with a copious amount of water and damage to building materials and sometimes contents.

When SERVPRO handles water restoration in Danbury residential properties, ceiling leaks, in particular, can present challenges such as the effect of gravity on a wet, sagging ceiling. The weight of the water absorbed by the saturated, deteriorated sheetrock can fall and cause possible injury. SERVPRO advises homeowners to avoid areas with wet, sagging ceilings. 

The technicians use multiple types of equipment to determine how widespread the damage to the property has spread. To limit the amount of replacement needed for walls and ceilings, the technicians carefully remove only the damaged portions using an action known as flood cuts. This action serves the dual purpose of opening up the walls or ceilings for complete drying and stopping any further wicking of moisture. The advanced water restoration training of technicians enables them to: 

  • Identify potential safety issues within the home
  • Sort items to identify salvageable articles 
  • Apply proactive treatments against mold growth

Ceiling leaks, in particular, require prioritization of the actions taken during the restoration services. SERVPRO technicians carefully check ceilings and walls with water damage to determine if any safety hazards exist. For instance, a ceiling leak on an upper level may leak through and compromise hardwood flooring below. SERVPRO techs prioritize the flooring extraction and drying to lessen the potential for greater damage from water exposure. 

SERVPRO of Danbury / Ridgefield at (203) 791-0920 supports the Danbury community with water restoration services available 24/7.

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