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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Water Damage Threatens Multiple Areas in a Naples Home

Even a small broken pipe in a Naples home can leave behind significant water damage throughout from the ceiling leak. SERVPRO technicians used their moisture detection equipment and found nearly 80% of this property affected by the issue resulting in:

  • Water damage remediation
  • Ceiling leaks
  • Water damage repairs

First Actions by SERVPRO Post-Naples Water Damage

Even though the emanation point for the plumbing issue was within the bedroom ceiling in this Naples property, SERVPRO techs who have the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) found the need to extract in multiple rooms. The wall-to-wall carpeting absorbed a significant amount of water, but fortunately, since the cleanup began rapidly after the initial event, the technicians found the carpet had the potential for saving through extraction, drying, and cleaning.

Professional Extraction Equipment Makes the Difference in Naples Properties with Water Damage

SERVPRO technicians moved the upholstered furniture, ottomans, and tables to the home area unaffected by the moisture. They brought in multiple types of extraction equipment, including:

  • The highly maneuverable ride-on Rover units
  • Portable pumps
  • Mops for manual cleanup on tile

The Rover extraction units are beneficial for pulling large amounts of water out of the carpet. The device uses the SERVPRO technicians' weight to push moisture up and out of the carpet and padding. The portable pumps allow for switching out extractor heads from squeegee for tile and weighted heads ideal for carpet use. When working on this type of cleanup in a Naples home, the techs perform several passes on carpet to lift out the maximum amount of moisture. This method of water removal services works to lessen the time needed to dry the carpet.

The only piece of furniture left in the living room was a television on a stand. The techs found no evidence of seepage underneath the unit and worked around it. The techs try to minimize the disruption to Naples homes during the water damage remediation and only move out the minimum furniture necessary. The articles that get moved out are inspected to ensure that the upholstery and wood elements do not take on any moisture and are absolutely dry. The chairs had metal bases and only required wiping and drying outside the worksite to prevent water damage repairs.

Professional Water Removal Services Can Restore Homes in Naples

Drying a carpet involves more than removing the water and hoping for the best. SERVPRO technicians use various detection equipment and probes to determine if wicking has happened and how widespread the water migration is within the structure. There are specific drying methods that assist in the water damage restoration of wet carpets. The SERVPRO technicians rely on a couple of applications regularly. The first involves loosening one side of the carpet and setting up air movers to force air both under and over the carpet. Drying a carpet using this technique forces air into the pad and works to dry the backing material, lessening the chances of shrinkage or deterioration from excessive moisture exposure. The term for this method is "floating the carpet." Another frequently used method gets applied when only a small portion of a carpet or floor gets wet. The techs use plastic over the area that requires drying (tenting) and set up air movers to direct airflow into the space to force embedded moisture to rise. In both cases, dehumidification equipment captures and ports airborne water vapor off-site to dry the areas with damage as rapidly as possible.