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Why (And How) SERVPRO of Norwalk/Wilton Remediates All Forms Of Water Damage After A Storm

8/2/2022 (Permalink)

When a severe storm hits Fairfield County, and Norwalk and Wilton are affected, water damage is very common.  This is true for homes and businesses alike, even for those that have prepared.

Water can enter your space in a number of ways, whether it be from the roof, the ground, or internally from your plumbing.  The severity depends on many factors, but generally the worse the storm is, the water that can be expected.  And with many points of possible entry, once water is inside, it can inhabit many spaces.

Standing Water – This is water that has pooled and is stagnant in a damaged area.  It can be destructive to many of the materials that it is resting on. Wood flooring and drywall exposed to standing water can quickly absorb this water and allow for a much more rapid deterioration of the construction element.  We remediate this type of storm water by extracting the water and setting drying equipment.

Moving Water – This is water that has come inside, and has gone beyond the visual scope of observation.  You might not always know how widespread water loss effects can be, but water can move beyond the initial entry point.  We make sure to identify and contain the water so that extra areas of damage do not occur.

Hidden Water – This is water that has penetrated the surface of materials, and is now damaging areas that are not observable by the naked eye.  Water can seep down to the subfloor or soak higher into the wall depending on conditions.  This can lead to warped floors, ineffective insulation, and mold growth.  We use tools like a moisture meter or thermal imaging to “see” areas of moisture that need to be addressed.

It is important to contact a damage restoration professional as soon as you notice any property damage. If you’re in need of restoration for water, fire, or mold damage, call on the premier restoration company in Fairfield County to help. SERVPRO of Norwalk/Wilton has over 30 years of experience working with people who have had damage to their property.  If you have any type of damage, call us immediately at 203.324.1642.

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