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How Can I Ensure Removing all Water from Built-In Cabinets in My Northampton Kitchen After a Burst Pipe?

6/5/2020 (Permalink)

White cabinet door with peeling paint and splitting wood Water damages wood, especially particleboard if not immediately remediated. Call SERVPRO for fast, effective restoration.

Have Confidence that the SERVPRO Team Follows Industry Best Practices When Completing Your Northampton Water Cleanup Project

Remodeling projects often feature a complete kitchen re-do, with beautiful new appliances and cabinetry to match. Labor-saving devices installed are directly plumbed, so supply and waste lines thread through walls and under and around the cabinets. A crack in the conduit or an ill-fitting connection can create a slow leak, with the water collecting unseen under cabinets and between walls. If the water line finally bursts, the immediate water damage exacerbates the issues that have been building over time.

Is Cleaning Up Visible Water after a Burst Pipe Sufficient?

The puddles in front of the appliances and cabinets of your Northampton kitchen signal water cleanup must occur immediately. If you decide that mopping up the visible water is needed, you are setting yourself up for disaster. Moisture soaks into porous materials, including subfloors, hardwood and particle board, insulation, sound proofing (often wrapped around a dishwasher), and more. Failing to search for migration of the water from the leak potentially results in:

  • Weakening of structural materials and fixtures
  • Warping of floors
  • Rusting and breakage of metal supports and fasteners
  • Mold growth and damage

How Do Professionals Find and Address Water Migration?

When SERVPRO assesses your kitchen, we use moisture detectors and meters as well as thermal imaging cameras to locate and measure hidden water, trapped or absorbed under cabinets and between walls. Removal of toe kicks can release water under the cabinets, and if drywall is wet, we might cut sections out to access standing water and enhance the efforts of our structural drying equipment.

Do I Need to Hire a Rebuilding Contractor?

If fixtures, walls, or floors are damaged or partially demolished for water cleanup, our general and residential contractors' licenses permit us to build back affected areas of your kitchen.

SERVPRO of Hampshire County completes all tasks of your water cleanup project from assessment to reconstruction. Call us at (413) 324-1300 for comprehensive reconstruction assistance.

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Contractor Licenses:

General: MA CS-107843

Residential: MA HIC - 180066

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