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Upper West Side Property Owners Trust SERVPRO to Mitigate Water Damage

6/9/2021 (Permalink)

puddles of water on concrete floor Pipe leaks behind walls tend to catch you off guard. Contact our certified team to root out the cause and remediate the water damage in your home.

Aging Pipes Can Lead to Water Cleanup in Upper West Side Condos

The architecture throughout the Upper West Side has a unique look and feel that sets the townhouses, condos, and high rises here apart from any of the other boroughs. Part of that character comes from the older properties, many of which still have their original copper plumbing beginning with the primary service line from the distribution system and throughout the network of piping indoors. While formerly the typical choice in new construction, this material has begun to show its weaknesses over the past decades in rusting and scaling. Rust can erode the material, ultimately causing it to be too thin to withstand a charged water line's pressure and rupture it.

When this kind of water damage occurs on the second floor Upper West Side condo, there are many potential threats that both the property and adjacent units could experience. It is crucial to get the right trained personnel to the emergency as quickly as possible to prevent widespread irreparable damage to areas like the hardwood flooring and to prevent the spread of this damage through shared walls to affect other units. Our SERVPRO professionals have unique and powerful equipment designed to dry up damage like this quickly to preserve original construction materials whenever possible and keep restoration costs minimum.

With damage to hardwood flooring, it is vital to understand the full extent of the damage from the time that we arrive. We can utilize thermal imagery to see moisture pockets beneath the surface to determine the best location to set up drying equipment. For the flooring, we can use air movers, LGR dehumidifiers, and even our large drying mats to pull moisture from the planks to remove dampness in the subflooring. For affected areas like wall cavities, tools like our SERVPRO injectidry system can effectively dry out these damaged areas without the need for excessive tear-out. 

Protecting your property is often much more than just preserving the materials used in its construction. For your condo or townhouse, you want to protect your investment and make water damage "Like it never even happened." Give our SERVPRO of Upper West Side water restoration specialists a call today (917) 498-1362.

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