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Water Removal and Extraction Pulls Water Out When Storms Push Water into Your Orlando Home

5/1/2023 (Permalink)

Water damage equiptment setup Restoration experts dry out water damage after heavy rain in Orlando home.

After a storm, some homeowners in Orlando notice that their floors are damp or contain puddles near doorways. Property owners need to remove this water as quickly as possible. Even small amounts of water can cause decay in floorboards and make them excessively weak. Homeowners can often clean these small messes up without help.  

When rain pushes larger volumes of water into your Orlando area home, water removal and extraction teams get things dry again quickly and efficiently. Because rainwater can enter through any vulnerable area of your home, it is essential to know that SERVPRO's equipment can access any area of your home.  

A small section of roof with loosened shingles can let the water come in and soak your home from top to bottom. Gutters that contain clogged areas can direct water up against your home where it slowly seeps inside. Downspouts can cause water to flow up against your slab foundation instead of away from your house.  

When drains outside of your home do not let water flow through them quickly enough, stormwater can back up into your home. Water from this location can contain high levels of contamination. SERVPRO technicians arrive ready to handle such disasters and make your home safe again. We use personal protective equipment (PPE) during such work to prevent exposure to things that can cause health effects.  

We pull the water that invaded your home out with either a pump on our truck in our Green Fleet or with smaller extraction units. These quickly pull water up and out of flooring, including wooden floors. When some floors have tighter installations, we pull some of the planks up so our Injectidry mats can more easily function. These units direct heat down, so evaporation rates significantly increase while the extraction components pull moisture out of the air.  

Water can flow smoothly into spaces between walls and then remain there. Because there is no pressure behind this water, it does not drain away on its own. SERVPRO technicians drill minor holes in the walls behind baseboards to allow this water to flow out and then replace the baseboard. We are cautious when doing this and use rubber mats to eliminate any marring of the wall's surface during handling. We then use another type of Injectidry tubing to air out the interior of the wall.

Regardless of how stormy weather drenches the interior of your Forest City, Eatonville, or Tangerine home, SERVPRO of Apopka-Wekiva can get things dry and “Like it never even happened.” Call us at (407) 788-3124 whenever you need water removal and extraction services to protect your residence.

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