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Water Cleanup Procedures In Oakland Often Include Extracting Carpet And Pad

3/10/2020 (Permalink)

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The average apartment building in Oakland has a large number of water pipes running both fresh H2O and waste in and out of it. Out of all of the items in your apartment complex that use a plumbing system, it is likely that one day a pipe or appliance it runs to will malfunction and force you to conduct water cleanup in areas of your unit near the initial source.

Since liquid H2O can follow gravity and flow throughout your building, it is wise to have a professional restoration company such as SERVPRO conduct water cleanup in your Oakland apartment as soon as possible. The first step we take is to shut off the plumbing that runs to your dwelling so that it stops pouring into your structure. Next, we can conduct extraction procedures to remove all of the moisture we can while it is still a liquid.

When dealing with wet carpets or pads inside your residence, our SERVPRO technicians start by using a moisture sensor to determine how far the moisture went. The moisture sensor is a metal rod with a handle that gives an indication when they sense moisture inside your carpet and pad. We start the inspection by testing the carpets closest to the source and then working our way out.

After we figure out which portions of your carpeting got wet, our SERVPRO team then pulls a corner of your flooring so we can check for delamination. When carpets get saturated, the paper backing on it can get separated from the fibers or delaminate. If the delamination is severe and the pads look visibly damaged, then they could have to be removed and replaced. However, if the delamination is only minor, then we can often save them by extracting and drying them out.

Even if the carpet and pad are getting removed, we always extract them first to make the disposal process easier. We start by attaching a carpet wand to one of our extractors using the smallest hose possible. We run the wand across the entire affected area right away to keep the water from flowing to previously unaffected areas. Next, we figure out the best extraction tool to use based on the thickness of your carpets.

If you ever suffer from a severe or minor water leak inside your apartment complex, call SERVPRO of San Leandro at (510) 352-2480 any day of the week. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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