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Water Damage From a Leaking Roof in Your Ridgefield Home

11/29/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Damage From a Leaking Roof in Your Ridgefield Home A leaking roof can cause major water damage in your home. If you see water spots on your ceiling, contact SERVPRO for remediation services.

SERVPRO Investigates the Cause of Leaks on Your Property

You might not think a small drop of water can cause any harm to your home in Ridgefield, but what about thousands of drops? If it finds a way into your home, water easily penetrates all the porous materials on the property and can cause severe structural damage and the growth of mold before you ever realize there is a problem. Just a small leak can turn into a critical issue for your whole household, especially when it comes to a roof that is leaking.
 
Most people think a leaky roof is only a structural problem. However, it poses safety and health risks from the water damage in Ridgefield as well. Constant intrusion of water slowly and steadily works its way down from the attic area to the foundation, compromising the structural integrity of your house. For this reason, you need the professional help of SERVPRO technicians to stop the initial leak and repair any damage it has created.
 
Once the leak is fixed, and we have begun the process of drying, our technicians regularly monitor and document the drying conditions. Readings for temperature, relative humidity, and moisture content are written down and evaluated to see if drying goals are being reached.
 
If needed, SERVPRO technicians move dehumidifiers and air movers to make a better environment for drying. The decision to move the equipment or not depends on the drying progress of the floors and walls. If the walls in front of the air movers have dried to the target goal, we move each air mover forward. If the walls are not at the desired moisture content yet, we leave the air movers where they are. They may not need to be moved until the second day.
 
We also monitor the air being exhausted from each dehumidifier. We hold a thermo-hygrometer to the exhaust outlet, and take readings for temperature and relative humidity at the same place each time.
 
We continue to monitor until drying is complete. When moisture content measurements show we have reached our drying goals, the building is considered dry. Only then do we remove our drying equipment.
 
SERVPRO of Montgomery South ensures your property is thoroughly dry again before we state that the job is complete. Residents in the areas of Wynlakes, Garden District, or Hillwood Club should call us right away at (334) 284-1612 when there is a water damage emergency.

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