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The Need for Rapid Water Removal is Critical

8/5/2016 (Permalink)

Water Damage The Need for Rapid Water Removal is Critical SERVPRO Tip: Fast Water Removal Limits Damage in Colorado Springs.

SERVPRO Extracts Water Quickly to Mitigate Damage

The common belief is that it is when you are away from your home for days on end, such as during a vacation, that water lines will decide to burst open, flooding your home. It may seem like that, but water lines can break at any time, even when you are home, and not be noticed immediately. You may be sleeping, or watching television, and not hear anything. There are no alarms on your water pipes to sound if something like this should ever happen.

Any pipe can burst open in Colorado Springs, leading to the need for water removal specialists to assist you in drying out your home. In many areas, this problem can also happen in the coldest part of winter where outside temps can affect isolated spots along water lines inside of your basement. There are many reasons, including deteriorating glue, which is quite rare but does happen, and cracks in the pipes themselves. Metal pipes in older homes are not immune to bursting, either, even though many of these are being replaced because of concerns about lead content.

SERVPRO professionals work together as a team, and all have different certifications. ASD, Applied Structural Drying, and WDRT, Water Damage Restoration Technician are just two from the IICRC. This international organization sets the guidelines for water damage restoration protocols. SERVPRO has developed an advanced in-house ECTP--Employee Certification Training Program--that is comprehensive and industry leading. They know how to handle all of your water removal and extraction needs, and can also further assist you in various subsequent problems to mitigate secondary water damage issues. These include document drying and portrait preservation as examples. When water lines break, the water is not going to come gushing out in a neat line. It can splash out in various directions, ruining items that might not seem to be in the way. Preservation of these articles needs to begin as soon as possible for our professionals to achieve the best possible results for you.

The same applies to your home's interior – carpets, flooring, and drywalled areas. These need to be dried as quickly as possible, so they do not warp, discolor, or deteriorate. In the case of non-salvageable building materials, our skilled technicians, along with affiliated companies, can rebuild and restore "Like it never even happened."

When you need professional water removal, give a call to us, SERVPRO of Northern Colorado Springs / Tri-Lakes, at (719) 434-4626. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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