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Why Bronx Owners Trust SERVPRO For All Remediation Services

8/24/2019 (Permalink)

A couple holding buckets since the ceiling is leaking while on the phone with a plumber. Don't try and clean up water damage yourself. Call the professionals at SERVPRO today for remediation assistance.

Bronx Water Heater Tank Flood Causes a Large Amount of Water Damage

Hot water tank heaters account for a portion of water damage in both residential and commercial properties, with a full 75% of them failing before they have been in service for twelve years. 

When a Bronx homeowner contacted us about water damage in their home, we arrived within an hour to begin to clean up. The water heater in an upstairs utility room burst and the area became saturated. Our moisture detection equipment showed water migrated through the flooring into the floor joists before dripping through the ceiling on the first floor. 

Why SERVPRO? Our technicians undergo extensive training through The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification, a non-profit that sets the standard for best practices in the restoration services industry. Our team members become certified in several areas to assure the most favorable outcome in every situation. 

When water runs under floors and into walls and ceilings, it requires drainage. We have many different methods to open up affected areas such as:

  • Removal of trim and baseboards
  • Specialized attachments to collect fiberglass insulation for cleaning and reuse (if applicable) 
  • Drilling of weep holes for drainage and airflow
  • Flood cuts to remove damaged sheetrock and leave the undamaged portion intact

After drilling weep holes in the ceiling on the first floor and removing the baseboards upstairs, we worked on the extraction of the water and prepping the areas for drying. The Injecti-Dry is a specialized attachment to our air movers that pushes warm, dry air into specific areas such as the floor joists or within wall cavities to ensure complete drying. SERVPRO team members then cleaned and disinfected all water-loss affected surfaces.

Anytime there is water damage in a home; mold has the potential to set up home. Our certified Applied Microbial Remediation Technicians (AMRT) treat the water loss areas to inhibit the growth of mold and ensure it is not a problem afterward. 

SERVPRO of South Bronx is available 24-hours at (347) 590-9902. Our certified technicians have the equipment and training to turn back the clock on water damage in your home and make it "Like it never even happened."

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