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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Large Water Loss Experts

2/4/2021 (Permalink)

Typically New England Springtime is synonymous with flooding, not Fall. When water begins spreading across floors or filling basements, it is usually from a failed water heater shut-off valve or a split line on a washing machine. But as all residents of the Commonwealth know, our unpredictable weather can cause trouble without warning.

No matter where it came from, water removal for Hopkinton, Ma commercial and residential properties needs to be started, and finished, as soon as possible. It is why SERVPRO of Framingham technicians are on call 24 hours a day, every day of the year, including holidays! Our Water Damage Restoration Technicians can begin work within minutes after receiving a call.

If the water level is over two inches, each team of Restoration Technicians starts removal with a commercial grade, submersible pump. All water we remove goes directly in a drain, and not across the backyard to cause a problem for neighbors or the residents one street over. If possible, technicians direct it into sewer access if one is available.

For water levels under two inches, our teams utilize extraction wands and other, smaller devices. Each one has three components, but technicians start by using only the pump option to draw water off of floors. Once they begin drawing water out of carpets, upholstery, and other items, they use the other two, a heater and vacuum to carefully draw water out of carpets and from between floorboards.

That is particularly important for carpets. After they become soaked, the glue holding the layers together weakens significantly, and delamination, or separation of the layers, can occur. Our certified technicians know to carefully monitor all three components to prevent tearing carpets apart, as well as overheating the already damaged wood floorboards, cracking and splintering them. They will then lift the carpets, remove the carpet pad, and dry the floor using air movers and fans to force warm air over and under the carpet while also drawing out the damp air and sending it outside the nearest window or another exit. Once completed, they insert a new pad and then stretch the carpet back in place.

If you experience a sewage backup the first step, if it is safe to do so, is to turn off the Water Main. Then call the water remediation experts of SERVPRO of Newton/Wellesley to remediate the water damage. and to determine the cause of the burst pipe at (617) 332-9000. We will make it, "Like it never even happened."

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