Go Beyond Draining Water and Airing Things Out with Professional Water Removal
Water removal Saves Property and Offers Safety
While a leaky drain pipe might not seem like an emergency when first encountered, it should be. One leaky pipe can often signal the need to check the seals on water lines coming into the home. If the seal is defective or deteriorating on a drain, others might be in similar states of disrepair. It can also be a breeding ground for bacteria, viruses, and molds. A burst pipe that leads into your home can pump substantial amounts of water into your living space very quickly. Your first step is to shut the water off at your home's main valve. If there is an additional one for the line that is leaking, that, too, should be shut off.
Burst Pipes are Only One Cause of Water Problems in the Home
Water removal issues in Crestwood do not always result from burst pipes or drains. Blocked drains that lead to overflowing tubs or sinks are another cause. Toilets overflowing can introduce Black Water into your home, as can sewage backups. Any standing water in your home that is not contained can degrade into contaminated, unhealthy water. Professional assistance from SERVPRO should be obtained to ensure your safety and to regain your home's healthy state.
Water Removal Requires Special Equipment to be Completed
Fans and open windows are just one part of the equipment needed to complete the water removal process. With Black Water, care must be taken to avoid contamination. The longer water is left standing, even in minute amounts, the more risk is of mold and other pathogens taking hold in your home. Because of these risks, it is very essential to hire professionals who have the skills needed to operate the extraction and drying equipment needed. We can arrive with truck mounted water pumps, wet vacs, and various types of air movers and dehumidifiers to vacate water and moisture. Different materials found in homes need different drying techniques. The porosity of some materials is higher and require more intensive and aggressive practices. Materials like drywall may be non-salvageable if not dried promptly.
SERVPRO has Those Professionals and the Equipment Required to get the Job Done Right
We are available 24/7 at SERVPRO of Affton / Webster Groves and can help get your home dry and safe again. If you have had an overflow of water or a burst or leaky pipe, call us at (314) 638-7749. We will assess the situation and remediate the problem quickly and professionally.