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Why SERVPRO Technicians Test Your Home's Walls for Signs of Water Damage in Long Beach NY
Homes in Long Beach NY that contain higher than usual amounts of humidity generally develop more damage in the forms of microbial infestation, stained walls and ceilings, warped wooden components (especially wooden flooring and the treads on stairs), and an uncomfortable dampness.
Often, the source of increased water vapor is unknown, which is why SERVPRO technicians inspecting homes in Long Beach NY for water damage use devices to find the source. These devices use infrared technology to reveal changes in the temperature of surfaces. Water, even slight amounts, can cause a cooling effect in drywall, plaster, wood paneling, and carpet. Following the images on our infrared camera can lead us to its source.
Quite often, we find slow leaks, drips from the elbow joint or other connection in the plumbing, or loosened feed lines on appliances to cause the problem. However, sometimes water from an accident in the bathroom or kitchen caused the original problem when the floor became soaked. This type of situation does not show up on our cameras like more recent or ongoing situations do. SERVPRO can still repair the damage left behind, and make your property just like it was before.
When we search your house's interior for water or moisture, we test the exterior walls, too. Outside sources from rain or snow can cause dampness in your home. Ice dams on the roof can create openings where melted water leaks into the attic, spreads through your insulation, and then soaks into the ceilings below. Water from the roof can also travel down through the hollow interiors of your walls. Our infrared cameras easily locate these leaks.
Whenever we find that the roof needs repairs, our building services department helps out by making the needing repairs. Water damage can affect almost every part of your house, and when it does, mitigating the damage and repairing the cause gets your home back to preloss condition.
SERVPRO of Long Beach / Oceanside has water damage specialists skilled in detection and restoration of damaged areas in homes throughout Atlantic Beach, Lido Beach, and Point Lookout. Contact us by calling (516) 536-1801, day or night, 365 days a year.
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