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How to Manage Water Removal If a Faulty Appliance Damages Your New London Home

7/11/2021 (Permalink)

appliances covered in water or leaking water Water removal is necessary in many types of situations. Should your home be affected, contact our experienced team for water removal services.

SERVPRO Water Removal Services Can be Useful for All Levels of Water Damage

Various issues, including faulty appliances, can lead to water leaks in your New London home. For instance, ice makers can leak if your fridge is not level, has an ice jam, or the condensation drain is clogged, among other things. 

Although an appliance leak may seem minor, elaborate water removal in your New London home may be necessary depending on where the water ends up. For instance, if there is a carpeted floor near the appliance or if the leaked water flows into wall or floor cavities, the removal can be challenging. Our SERVPRO technicians look for ways to address all the challenging aspects of the water leak.

Appliance leaks can be as challenging to resolve as other significant intrusions like:

  • Emergency services water damage
  • Burst pipes
  • Ceiling leaks

Completing the water removal may require various processes. For carpeted surfaces or other porous materials that readily absorb water, drying can take a long time to complete. One way our SERVPRO IICRC-certified technicians overcome this is by removing the carpet or pad for drying. Once the porous materials are stripped away, it is easier to dry the bare surfaces by boosting evaporation rates or dehumidification. Our SERVPRO technicians make calculations to determine the best number of air movers and dehumidifiers to use. 

In the case of water reaching wall cavities, unique approaches such as drilling vent holes at the wall base and using a cavity drying system to force warm, dry air into the void help quicken drying. Our technicians remove the baseboard before drilling and replace it after drying, ensuring a uniform finish.

SERVPRO of New London manages any water removal process professional. Call us at (860) 443-2222. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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