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Our Water Damage Technicians Will Save Your Bronx Home

8/13/2019 (Permalink)

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Hidden Water Leak Buckles Your Bronx Hardwood Floors

Older homes often shift and settle over time. The floors are not flat, and doorways are no longer square. Sloping floors are a natural occurrence in many homes more than 30 or 40 years old. When a water pipe begins to leak, the water always flows to the lowest point before pooling and causing damage. This situation occurred for one client living in his sixty-year-old home. The owner recently completed minor renovations and added a dishwasher. Unfortunately, one of the connections was leaking, and water ran under the cupboards into another room, causing the floors to buckle.

The owner was distraught when he called SERVPRO about the water damage in their Bronx home. There was a concern about the flooring under the cupboards as well as the kitchen dining area. The floor was beginning to buckle from the high moisture levels. Our technicians advised the couple to turn off the water supply to the kitchen area immediately and to mop up as much water as possible. Also, turning the air conditioning on can help to lower the overall humidity in the home.

The basement area of the home is unfinished. Our technicians were able to gain access to the cavity under the cupboards were the dishwasher is located. Our Techs also located the exact source of the leak and were able to make arrangements for repairs. Once SERVPRO opened the cavity, water poured out, which, we caught with a bucket. Next, we opened the area further and were able to extract even more water without damaging the floor above or the cupboards.

The water had traveled through a false ceiling in the basement into the kitchen dining area. Our technicians opened this area as well and extracted the remaining water. Blowing air through this area with high-speed fans, using dehumidifiers and running the air conditioning reduced the humidity in the home sufficiently. The boards that had begun to buckle gradually returned to their original size without showing any further damage. The homeowner was pleased that this situation was brought under control, and the leak caused very little damage.

Call SERVPRO of South Bronx at (347) 590-9902 for 24/7 service. We serve Hunts Point, Locust Point, Mott Haven, and surrounding areas. We deal with unique situations professionally. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

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