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Norman Water Damage - Getting The Right Water Removal Service For Your Norman Home

4/4/2016 (Permalink)

When you have water damage in your Oklahoma City home, our SERVPRO team will take care of it!

Getting The Right Water Damage Service For Your Home In Norman

Water in Norman can come into your home in many ways. The damage that water can cause your Norman home can manifest in many styles, as well. Flooding can occur from a local lake, river or stream or a pipe, literally anywhere in the house, can break free. Torrential rains can soak the ground enough that the water has nowhere else to go but inside your lovely home. An appliance, such as the dishwasher, washing machine or water heater can also decide to start leaking at this inopportune time. 

Regardless of where the Norman water is coming from, it is not welcomed in this form and must be dealt with quickly. The reason for this is that water can be absorbed into all of the building materials, carpets and furniture, making it an unsafe and unhealthy house. It also brings what molds need into the structure to live, thrive, and take over many areas if not cleaned out fast. 

The initial thing to do is to shut off the main water supply if the water is leaking from a pipe, appliance or other fixture. The next thing is to begin an inspection of the entire structure, locating where the water is present and start a program of removal. 

The odors that come with all wet things and the molds spores that may be in the air will have to be evacuated o the outside by placing large fans, strategically, throughout the house. This can get the air moving out of open windows and doors and circulate to assist in evaporating the moisture present. 

Vacuums then need to be brought in for the removal process. You may need submersible pumps for the standing water in the basement or other crawlspaces, and extraction equipment will be used on all cleanable carpets, rugs and furniture cushions. Particular attention should be paid to under carpets and rugs to prevent any moisture from remaining as this a prime location for molds. 

During this cleanup, drywall might have to be removed due to the absorption of too much  Norman water damage. This, of course, depends on the amount of water present and the length of time the water was standing there. If allowed to remain very long before paid attention to; this material can bulge and then fall in. The same goes for any water on ceiling tiles or other dropped ceiling materials. 

Check furniture for suitability to be cleaned and dealt with appropriately and any clothing exposed to water or any molds present can be looked, cleaned and returned or disposed of. Anything hanging on the wall needs attention and needs to be handled properly. 

After removal of all water, dehumidifiers can be located to bring the ambient moisture levels down to an appropriate 25 to 40%, and a thorough cleaning can be conducted, cleaning and sanitizing all surfaces, pay special attention to the kitchen, bathrooms, and bedrooms. 

Any building materials that had to be torn out to find and clean up any water damage found will have to be replaced and painted to bring it back to the look it had before all of this happened. 

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 If you suddenly find a pool of water in your home in Norman, Moore, or surrounding areas, call SERVPRO of Norman at (405) 292-0808 for fast attention. 

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