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Learn How to Perform Water Removal in Amherst

2/4/2022 (Permalink)

Carpet Partially Flooded Don't let water damage take over your property, Call SERVPRO of Hampshire County at (413) 324-1300

SERVPRO Can Assist You in Performing Water Removal in Your Amherst Residence

Dealing with water damage from plumbing issues or appliance malfunctions is stressful. Porous building materials can absorb moisture, and standing water can lead to rotting. Calling for help from an experienced firm like SERVPRO is essential.

To perform water removal in your Amherst residence, our team can inspect the affected areas to assess the damage. During the inspection, our SERVPRO team determines the class of water damage. Water damage classes range from one to four, with the higher numbers classifying higher water levels of moisture absorption.

Risks of Water Damage

If you fail to address water damage, it can result in various issues, including:

  • Mold infestation – Mold may grow within 48 to 72 hours after a water intrusion incident. This issue could lead to health effects.
  • Weakened structural integrity – The presence of standing water can affect flooring, walls, building supports, and ceilings.
  • Increased chances of electrical fire – Water may access electrical wiring in walls and appliances and potentially cause a fire.
  • Pests and microorganisms - Mosquitoes and microorganisms can nest in standing water.

Regardless of the magnitude of water damage, our technicians provide complete water removal services, including extraction, cleaning, drying, and repairs. Our SERVPRO team can remove standing water using portable extractors, which are flexible enough to be taken into almost any area of a home. We can also use stationary tools to extract water from carpeting and pad utilizing the weight of the technician standing on the device. We attach a vacuum system to the device, and it pulls water through a series of small holes in the base of the unit.

Our SERVPRO technicians also use dehumidification equipment to eliminate water vapor from the air. Reducing the amount of water in the air reduces the humidity ratio. A lower humidity ratio increases the moisture evaporation rate in a building and its contents. As moisture evaporates, the dehumidifier continues removing it from the air until the affected contents and structures are dry.

Call SERVPRO of Hampshire County to solve the issue when a water intrusion happens in your home. Our 24-hour hotline is (413) 324-1300.

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