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What You Need To Know About Water Damage Remediation in Portsmouth and Why

12/29/2019 (Permalink)

water damage in the bathroom Excess moisture can cause tile damage in the bathroom.  Contact SERVPRO for remediation and preventative measures.

Water Removal Need Announces Itself in Portsmouth Bathroom

When the tiles fall from the bathtub wall, it is usually excessive moisture that causes delamination, and some level of water damage tends to go hand in hand with that.

The wall around the tub in a first-floor bathroom in Portsmouth required water removal as a pipe had been leaking within the wall for some time, and finally, the tiles began popping off. SERVPRO technicians scoped the bathroom and found elevated moisture in most of the walls. 

The homeowner had been noticing water on the floor for several weeks but thought it was from her kids when they used the shower. Technicians found water was dripping through the missing tiles into the bathroom floor from the slow leak.

Controlled Demolition Actions 

The substrate behind the tile had excessive damage, and SERVPRO techs cleanly cut it away and found water underneath the bathtub, which was also removed to assist with their extraction efforts. 

Drying the Bathroom

Once the area under the tub and wall cavities had water removed, the techs moved on to the drying phase. They used air movers aimed within the walls. They set up tenting over the area where the bathtub was to ensure that dried entirely before the reinstallation of the tub happened. 

Cleaning and Disinfection

When a leak occurs over a long period, mold and musty odors are often an issue. SERVPRO techs have an array of cleaning agents, including professional-grade antimicrobials, to assist in inhibiting mold growth. If they find signs of mold, after remediation, they have antimicrobial sealants to halt any set up of colonies.

Final Restoration Touches

Once the bathroom wall and floor verified dry on the tech's moisture detection equipment, they began to put the bathroom back for the homeowner. Reseating the bathtub and the vintage ceramic tiles could be reused after cleaning and disinfection, saving the homeowner the cost of buying new tiles.

SERVPRO of The Seacoast at (603) 433-4300 for fast water removal from your property. The technicians are available 24/7 and arrive in their green service vans with every piece of equipment needed to restore your home to its pre-water loss condition, "Like it never even happened."

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