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Why Regular Gutter Maintenance is Necessary to Help Prevent Water Damage in Warren

9/24/2019 (Permalink)

Hand full of debris while cleaning out gutter Schedule gutter cleaning as regular home maintenance to prevent water from damaging your home's structure.

Flood Damage Cleanup Needed Due to Lack of Gutter Maintenance in Warren 

One water-damage-causing home maintenance chore that gets pushed off and not done frequently enough is cleaning the gutters. The structure relies on the gutter system to direct the flow of rainwater away, and when that system is not working correctly, in-home flooding has the potential to occur. 

When SERVPRO technicians handle flood damage cleanup in Warren homes, they scope the premises to define areas of weakness as to why the damage occurred. Then, they use moisture detection equipment to ascertain the migration path of the water requiring removal. 

Frequently Seen Issues with Gutters

A common occurrence with clogged or damaged gutters results in water directed towards the property rather than away from it. Another regularly seen problem is the weight of water (or ice) in a gutter causing it to pull away from the roof which causes leaking.

Fast Water Extraction Potentially Reduces Loss

The minute water invades a home; the clock starts ticking for permanent damage. Rapid extraction is vital to limiting water loss to both the structure and contents. SERVPRO technicians use different types of equipment to pull deeply embedded water out of the carpet and other specialized water removal tasks. 

Controlled Demolition Assists With Drying

Water damaged sheetrock and delaminated flooring does not have restoration potential and requires removal. Cutting sheetrock away for drying the structure is an exacting process where technicians measure several inches above the water line and cleanly remove it. This action opens up the structure for complete airflow within wall cavities and floor joists as needed. 

Preparing for Reconstruction

As technicians perform water loss cleanup, they notate controlled demo actions taken as well as any repairs required. SERVPRO can offer clients restoration services as well as the reconstruction of any necessary water loss areas with their general Contractor License #13VH05228000. In the case of clogged gutters, causing damage to the home, technicians offer solutions such as covers or protective screening to inhibit the issue from reoccurring in the future. 

SERVPRO of Northeast Somerset County at (908) 222-2020 is ready to restore and rebuild homes with flood damage. Technicians are available 24/7 so no time is lost returning a house to its preloss condition.

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