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Timely Water Restoration for New London Properties

1/2/2024 (Permalink)

carpet removed from wood flooring SERVPRO rapidly mitigates water damage in your New London home. We can save carpets, hardwood flooring, and structural elements.

Time-Saving Actions When Addressing Water Damage

New London, Connecticut, has a rich maritime history because its deep-water harbor serves shipping, trade, and naval activities. It is home to the United States Coast Guard Academy, Custom House Maritime Museum, and Fort Trumbull State Park and Museum. The city also hosts maritime-themed events and festivals like Sailfest in July and OpSail festival. Other general events include Hygienic Art Park Fest and Winterfest, which features ice skating, tree lighting ceremonies, and holiday markets.

Dealing with water intrusions can be time-consuming, worsening the inconveniences you endure. However, it is possible to fast-track the process through unique approaches or using advanced technologies. SERVPRO® combines both to ensure faster water extraction and drying, considerably reducing restoration timelines. Expediting extraction during water restoration in New London properties is critical since it eliminates the intruding moisture and limits different forms of deterioration associated with water damage.

Faster extraction can help you avoid

  • Mold infestation
  • Warping and buckling in wood
  • Carpet delamination 

These severe physical problems are driven by extended moisture exposure for materials. For instance, mold develops 24-48 hours after water breaches your property if no action is taken to remove it and dry wet materials. Delaying extraction aggravates the problem because the moisture can spread by wicking through materials and evaporating into the air, raising humidity levels and thus increasing the surface area affected by mold. SERVPRO crews handle water removal faster since we have various extraction equipment, including portable units for individual rooms and truck-mounted ones for high water volumes.

Other useful extraction equipment

  • Submersible pumps
  • High-pressure pumps
  • Dry/wet vacs

The other problems are also preventable through timely water removal, thus limiting the duration of repair processes on hardwood floors or carpet replacement. For example, floorboards can buckle or cup, while the glue holding carpet fibers and backing together deteriorates if the floor is submerged. These materials also pose extra challenges, such as water penetrating below floorboards or the carpet fibers absorbing and retaining moisture. SERVPRO crews address these extraction challenges using advanced equipment such as drying mats, which remove the water trapped below floorboards. We can also use weighted extractors such as rovers and water claws, which squeeze out the water before vacuum extraction, thus speeding up the process.

SERVPRO of New London has the resources to ensure timely water restoration. Call (860) 443-2222.

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