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Our Certified Technicians Are Available 24/7 To Restore Your Poughkeepsie Home

10/8/2019 (Permalink)

Water stained ceiling When water damage is left untreated, heavy water staining can occur. We are available to start restoration right away.

Ceiling to Floor Water Damage Cleanup in Poughkeepsie

Sitting on a sofa in a NY living room, water damage is probably the thing not on most homeowner's minds. However, when there is a water loss issue on an upper floor of a home, water follows gravity and migrates downward, through the floor joists and ceiling into the story below.

SERVPRO technicians know that it is vital to extract all water damage from a Poughkeepsie home. When the loss occurs in an upstairs bathroom and affects lower levels, the technicians scope the area to determine areas of elevated moisture.

How is Water Found?

Originating at the start of the water damage incident, SERVPRO technicians use various forms of moisture detection equipment to "see" underneath floors and within walls as they work their way outward. This method is especially helpful for determining if elevated moisture levels exist in floor joists or wall cavities.

How Can SERVPRO Dry Inside Walls and Under Floors?

When needed, techs drill small holes referred to as "weep holes" to allow for drainage and expanded airflow. Fans work for drying surfaces only and are not enough for complete drying needs. The technicians deploy centrifugal air movers and use specialized attachments to direct airflow between levels within floor joists and directly into wall cavities.

When weep holes are not enough, or sheetrock begins to buckle or warp, there is no restoration potential, and it requires removal. This action halts any further wicking of moisture and opens up the wall or ceiling area for better airflow.

How Do Technicians Know a Home is Dry?

Before drying, they set goals for ambient moisture levels. During and after the drying phase of water loss clean up, they take readings to ensure they attain set goals. They scope the premises again to ensure no residual areas of moisture remain. This attention to detail negates secondary issues occurring such as mold or foul odors.

SERVPRO of NW & SE Dutchess County when there is water damage. The certified, trained technicians are available 24/7 at (845) 635-4550 to make the loss in the property, "Like it never even happened."

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