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How to Take the Headache Out of Water Damage Remediation in Mountain Home

4/30/2019 (Permalink)

Don't try and tackle water damage alone. Contact SERVPRO today for help.

SERVPRO - Eliminating Water Damage in Mountain Home Neighborhoods

With its location along I-84 and near both the Air Base and Snake River, Mountain Home is a great community to work, live, and play. It does not stop the usual incidents like broken pipes or a split washing machine line from dropping water in our homes, but they seem far less important than in other towns.

When water damage happens in Mountain Home neighborhoods, SERVPRO specialists look for specific issues that can cause long-term problems for each home. These conditions can lead to more problems than just a soggy carpet.

Removing water from a wood floor can be quick, but there is the possibility water got into the sub-floor. To remove this threat, we have to either lift a floorboard or drill a hole underneath floor trim that we can use to hide the appearance later. If the amount of water is minimal, then using a pump is ineffective. Our technicians attach a hose to an air mover to force warm air into the cavity and speed up evaporation.

Water can also penetrate the walls of a home. If the damaged pipe or appliance spread water for most of a day, there can be a fairly large amount that works its way into the wall cavity where it can grow mold and bacteria. To eliminate this threat to the home and residents, SERVPRO team members remove the floor trim and drill holes near the floor to allow water to escape. After water stops seeping out, they use the same hoses and air movers to dry the cavity, preventing mold growth and the risk of rot to the wall framing behind the wood panels or other building material.

After removing the water, technicians examine carpets for delamination (separation of the upper and lower layers) and mold growth. If the separation is only a series of small spots, then the carpet may be salvageable unless an insurance adjuster directs removal. For any signs of mold growth, we recommend only disposal since we cannot provide a 100% guarantee that cleaning can remove all of the active mold spores.

For SERVPRO of Wood River Valley, our goal is to return each home to a dry, safe condition quickly. If your home has had water spill across its floors, walls, or even the ceiling from a leak in the attic, call us at (208) 788-0183 to schedule a visit with one of our inspectors to determine what we can do for you.

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