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Common Walls, Shared Water Damage in a Queens Row House--Better Call SERVPRO!

2/18/2020 (Permalink)

Installation of new drywall and insulation Is Your Back Up Against the Wall in Your Queen's Row House? SERVPRO Has Water Loss Solutions

Tricks of the Trade: Why SERVPRO Succeeds with Water Removal in Queens

Semi-detached and row houses in Queens provide some challenges when excess moisture after a water loss requires elimination. Some of the issues are common to detached houses, but others arise from the connections between households. Our skilled technicians have options when it comes to water extraction; why we are familiar with the hoops, we might need to jump through to get the moisture out of the structure.

Where Is the Water?
When two separately owned residences share interior walls as do many homes in Queens, water removal can get tricky. After a substantial quantity of water pours over the floors after because a pipe leaks or the dishwasher overflows, it seems to disappear quickly. Crossing your fingers and hoping the problem solved itself cannot be your response. Sharing more than a wall with your neighbor is also possible as the water flows without respect for boundaries.  Skilled technicians discover where the water migrated to remove it, why hiring our team is crucial if you want to avoid continuing building material deterioration and secondary damage like mold growth. We use moisture detection and metering tools to find and measure the amount of water in structural components. Thermal imaging helps find hidden caches of water in building cavities.

Removal Strategies for Particular Issues
Tight spaces are a reality for the compact housing stock in our community. These constraints are why SERVPRO has not only high capacity, truck-mounted extractors, but also portable units that can be carried like backpacks into nearly inaccessible spaces. When water goes visiting between walls, we can use different techniques and equipment like the Injecti-dry that accesses building cavities through holes or controlled flood cuts that permit water release. Damaged hardwood flooring responds well to sealed floor mats attached to our extractors, the negative pressure or suction pulling the fluid from several layers of subfloor as well.

Help with Insurance Intricacy
Coping with the insurance claim process can be outside of your experience, but our team is comfortable with the communication and documentation that keeps your out of pocket costs manageable. Our customer-centric approach is why SERVPRO’s commitment to helping with all aspects of a water removal job takes you and your family from devastation to “Like it never even happened.”

We have the talent technicians and cutting edge equipment needed for your residential water removal needs, why SERVPRO of Long Island City should be your first call. Contact our team at (718) 440-6994 for a swift recovery.

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