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Our Experts Explain Addressing Common Issues That Can Lead To Water Damage In Your Brooklyn Property

5/10/2022 (Permalink)

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Addressing Common Problems Leading To Water Damage In Brooklyn

In older houses, water loss can stem from many factors leading to severe damage and inconveniences. In a brownstone, roof leaks, drainage clogs, and the occasional mysterious water are likely to leave varying degrees of water damage. Dealing with the problem and restoring the house to its pre-damaged state requires a combination of the right skills and the use of advanced equipment. For example, without sophisticated equipment such as thermal cameras, investigating a mysterious pool of water can lead to additional damage as contractors tear down wall sections or ceilings trying to locate the source.

Cases of water damage in Brooklyn caused by sewer line problems are not only prevalent but also highly inconveniencing because of the soiling and contamination they cause. The toilet, sink, and shower lines draining into one large pipe that channels the waste into the city sewer lines is a conventional design in most brownstones. A clog in a building’s main sewer line, therefore, readily leads to back up into the lowest opening, whether it is the toilet or bath. Our SERVPRO technicians help clean up the soiled areas and sanitize any contamination. We use professional cleaning agents with antimicrobial and sterilizing properties.

Roof leaks are not only problematic because they happen quickly when some roof parts separate or water seeps into the membrane and insulation, but also because they require dry weather or at least temperatures above freezing for a permanent fix. If the leak is not significant enough to be noticed immediately, it can lead to severe damage to the ceiling and supporting structures. It can also drip along the walls permeating the stone or plaster, prolonging the effects. Using sophisticated moisture detection equipment such as FLIR thermal cameras, our SERVPRO technicians can trace the impact of the water from the ceiling to the walls, efficiently determining the best course of action.

The wooden floors, stairs, and many other surfaces in a brownstone can prolong the effects of water loss because of its absorbent properties. ASD, Applied Structural Drying certification guarantees that our SERVPRO technicians take every step possible to restore the moisture levels in the affected area to normal levels.

For the stress-free restoration of water-damaged houses in Park Slope, Bay Ridge, and Greenpoint, call SERVPRO of Northwest Brooklyn. We are available at (718) 522-4400 at any time. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

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