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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Cutler Bay Home Gets Expert Water Damage Cleanup From SERVPRO

The Before Photo tells only a small part of the story about the water damage from burst pipes in this Cutler Bay home. The photo shows standing water that runs across the carpet and under the dinette set. As seen, the image looks like only a small area of water needs to get extracted, and the carpet dried. The problem turned out to be much bigger, but thankfully the homeowner brought in SERVPRO quickly after the pipe burst.

Locating Water Migration Within Cutler Bay Homes

SERVPRO technicians have multiple types of equipment for water damage situations such as this. Probes can determine the amount of seepage that occurred below the carpet and pad, while devices such as infrared cameras can pinpoint probable locations of wicking within the wall cavity. It is vital to locate the migration path of the water within the home to ensure that all areas get

Actions Needed During Water Damage Restoration in Cutler Bay Homes

SERVPRO technicians found a widespread area of water damage in this home, affecting multiple locations. The technicians found a large amount of seepage and wicking. This resulted in removing the carpet and the lower portion of the walls to stop the sheetrock from wicking any further moisture. The technicians pulled the exercise equipment and dinette set close to the large standing tv stand after the carpet removal so they can remain in the room while it gets dried. It is common for unaffected furnishings to get covered in plastic as sawing sheetrock and removing carpet can kick up dust into the air.

Ready for Water Damage Repairs in Cutler Bay

SERVPRO techs readied the water-damaged areas in this house for the needed reinstallation of carpet. It is vital that the concrete substrate, which is semi-porous and sometimes needs specialized drying applications like drying mats or tenting to be certain it is completely dry before tile or carpet gets installed.

Understanding Flood Cuts as Part of Water Damage Restoration

On the surface, it may not make sense to cut off a portion of the walls to save them from further water damage, leaving a hole at the bottom. However, the repairs for these clean cuts are simple. Sheetrock gets cut to fit, installed with joint compound, and sanded smooth leaving zero traces of the removal needed.

Attention to Detail During Water Cleanup Services in Cutler Bay

SERVPRO techs carefully monitor the extraction and drying process to ensure the interior humidity levels are below sustainable levels for mold growth. Along with the use of professional antimicrobial cleaning agents, this previously water-damaged area in this Cutler Bay property will soon be ready for the family to enjoy again.