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What Complicates Water Removal From Lenexa Properties?

7/21/2021 (Permalink)

a water damaged ceiling with holes in it Regardless of where the leak is found, team SERVPRO can help. Contact our certified technicians 24/7 for effective water removal services.

SERVPRO Helps If Water Damage Repairs Are Necessary as Part of Water Removal

When someone mentions a water leak in a house, you probably imagine a simple removal involving mops and buckets or a wet vacuum. However, extraneous factors in your Lenexa home can complicate the outcome necessitating additional processes. 

A typical case where water removal from your Lenexa home may be complicated is when a PEX waterline gives way in the ceiling or wall space, allowing high volumes of water to soak into the ceiling panels, insulation, and sheetrock. Some of the water might also remain trapped within the cavities. SERVPRO helps provide the additional resources necessary to execute the removal since a simple mop-up cannot suffice.

Advanced resources help ease restorations involving:

  • Emergency services water damage
  • Burst pipes
  • Ceiling leaks

When water intrusion starts from a hidden area, the removal requires demolition and containment before regular extraction and drying. Our SERVPRO IICRC-certified technicians readily perform controlled demolitions, thus reducing the materials destroyed during the renovation effort. For instance, instead of removing entire drywall panels, we cut along water lines, thus removing only the deteriorated sheetrock.  

If water remains trapped in the ceiling, releasing it over the house contents can cause unnecessary damages. Our SERVPRO technicians drill small weep holes, starting close to the walls for extra safety.  After removing the affected insulation and ceiling tiles, we install plastic sheets to cover the area before a new ceiling can be fixed. 

Other tools that help when dealing with water intrusion in cavities include:

  • Specialized extraction equipment such as injecti-dry systems
  • Special cavity drying equipment with positive or negative air pressure
  • Drying mats to remove water trapped in floor cavities

SERVPRO of Olathe / Lenexa and SERVPRO of Blue Valley help manage challenging water removal processes, restoring any issue at your property, “Like it never even happened.” Call us at (913) 782-4693.

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