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Water Cleanup In Your Wilmington Kitchen

2/29/2020 (Permalink)

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Slow Leak Gets Fast Water Cleanup in Wilmington Kitchen

When a supply line breaks or an appliance such as a washing machine malfunctions, a large amount of water damage has the potential to occur, slow leaks can be even worse. They slowly soften and ruin sheetrock, encourage mold growth, and can be the root cause of more expensive repairs for homeowners.

A slow leak in a Wilmington Kitchen created the need for water cleanup when the supply line to the kitchen sink gave way. The homeowner shut off the water to the home at the main and called SERVPRO.

Scoping Yields Answers to Water Loss
The techs used their moisture detection equipment to determine the areas of excessive moisture and found around the supply line leaked for an extended period. Much of the sheetrock at the back of the cabinet showed signs of softening and too much absorption of water.

Removal of Damaged Sheetrock
As building materials with that much exposure to water have zero restoration potential, the technicians cleanly cut it away to remove the damaged areas and stop any further wicking of water.

Challenging Extraction Needs
Little standing water remained in the kitchen, but SERVPRO technicians used their portable extractors to lift away as much residual moisture as possible from the interior of the kitchen cabinet and under it by removing the toe kick.

Drying the Kitchen
Air movers deliver high-velocity airflow into the wet areas, and the force causes embedded moisture to rise. The dehumidification equipment captures the water vapor and ports it away. This cycle creates expedited drying and is especially useful in closed in areas, such as within cabinets.

Repairing the Water Loss
Returning the kitchen to its preloss condition involves making the necessary repairs to the sheetrock and replacing the toe kick under the cabinet after the repairs to the supply line completed by the plumber hired by the homeowner. SERVPRO has a general contractor license #1992104829, and this allows the techs to go straight into the final repairs after the water mitigation efforts conclude.

SERVPRO of Hockessin / Elsmere at (302) 992-0104 has certified professional technicians ready to come to your home for water cleanup and restoration services 24/7. With their experience and advanced equipment, they make the water loss, “Like it never even happened.”

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