Kitchen Flooding Requires Water Removal Tricks in Knoxville
SERVPRO Technicians Find All the Pockets and Grooves Where Water Hides in Your Kitchen and Causes Damage
Today’s appliances use water in many ways, requiring pipes that often nestle behind cabinets and within walls. If plumbing springs a leak or a pump or valve malfunctions, water builds up in areas without the homeowner being aware. Once the leak shows itself, pockets of water need extraction. SERVPRO has the techniques and equipment to complete the job.
Your ice maker and water dispenser are state of the art, but the complex of connections leaked over time between the main and the refrigerator. Reaching into a cabinet, you note items near the back are damp, and you discover some standing water that needs removal in your Knoxville kitchen. A call for one of our crews gets the water removal started and the investigation into the extent of the problem begun.
Professional water removal is crucial in this situation. SERVPRO technicians are tenacious in their search for all the water involved. Your home’s structure traps water between studs and under cabinets, and we have specialized moisture meters that find the water. We then use extractors and drying mats that pull all the offending water out, as any residual risks mold growth and other secondary water damage.
Once we remove the standing water, drying goals are established and a plan implemented. Air movers and dehumidifiers help, and we may remove cabinet kickplates over and even replace soaked wood if necessary. The floors and backs of cabinets are often made of pressed wood that deteriorates quickly and provides food for microbial outbreaks. Replacement of these components may make sense.
SERVPRO then arranges for repair of the plumbing, so the damage stops. Reassembly of the cabinets, repair of damaged drywall, and refinishing where needed completes the restoration. We are pleased to leave your kitchen looking just as it did preloss, ready to be enjoyed by you and your family.
You can count on SERVPRO of Rocky Hill / Sequoyah Hills / South Knoxville to handle even tricky water removal problems. Give us a call at (865) 862-8907 when plumbing woes surface and damage your kitchen.
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