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Water Mitigation at a Lafayette Property Minimizes Further Damage

10/6/2022 (Permalink)

Water damaged hardwood floor; buckling occurring Water damage can cause your floorboards to begin to warp, buckle or cup. SERVPRO’s team is always ready-to-go!

SERVPRO Offers Lafayette Homeowners Rapid Water Removal

You might not prevent all water damage events from occurring, but you can certainly take steps to reduce the resulting damage. Quick response after a water loss in Lafayette homes help contain the initial impact minimizing secondary damage.

A water mitigation company in Lafayette should act fast, arriving at the scene of the loss to dry things out and check the extent of moisture penetration into walls, ceiling, flooring, and other contents. Even if you cannot see pools of water, getting a professional assessment is essential because even what you cannot see can hurt you by causing secondary issues.

Secondary Moisture Damage:

  • Buckled floors
  • Crumbled drywall
  • Mold growth

Undried areas can become breeding grounds for mold, further increasing cleanup costs. Additionally, when exposed to moisture, floorboards begin to warp, buckle or cup. A slight warping may not necessarily compromise the structural stability; however, in more severe cases, they become unsightly and difficult to repair.

Considerations During Mitigation

Mitigation Involves:

  • Moisture extraction
  • Moisture control
  • Structural drying
  • Disinfecting

Inspection and assessment are critical components of the mitigation process. SERVPRO technicians inspect the property, assessing the level and type of water damage. We take care of any necessary emergency repairs, like finding the source of the loss and fixing it to prevent further intrusion.

In the case of deep pools of standing water, our technicians expedite extraction using truck-mounted extraction systems. Our teams can also follow up the process with deep extractors such as water claws to remove any residual moisture from carpeted areas. We facilitate structural drying by setting up air movers, heavy-duty axial fans, and desiccant dehumidifiers to help with wood floor and sub-floor drying. These areas are prone to mold growth if not checked quickly.

We identify salvageable items and immediately begin the cleanup process while disinfecting all affected surfaces and materials.

SERVPRO of Lafayette stands ready to provide quick water mitigation using the best techniques, personnel, and technology, ensuring your home is clean and dry. Call us at (765) 420-0077. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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