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What Damage Can a Water Leak Do in Fort Pierce Kitchens?

2/22/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO restoration equipment being used in water damaged kitchen There is a multitude of sources for kitchen water leaks. SERVPRO is always on call to quickly remediate the damage.

Leaks Require Efficient Water Restoration Solutions to Prevent Severe Damage in Fort Pierce Homes

With many plumbing fixtures in the kitchen area, from supply lines and fixtures to draining points, a wide array of possible damage could occur as these elements age. A simple and small leak could have far-reaching implications and effects for structural elements and the wall systems involved.

Pooling in Structural Cavities

The type of water restoration for Fort Pierce homes necessary after plumbing leaks in the kitchen begins with addressing any pooling or standing water in the structural cavities affected. Surface water threats are absorbed into sensitive materials like wood framing, drywall, and other structural elements to create more significant concerns. we can alleviate this type of problem with a few approaches and pieces of equipment, including:

  • Drilling holes behind the removed baseboard
  • Infusing dry, warm air
  • Assessing drying progress with moisture detectors

Weakened Drywall 

Prolonged moisture exposure can be destructive to drywall. With the highly porous nature of sheetrock, water absorbs fast into these building materials. It can weigh the construction elements down to the point of collapse, which can be especially harmful when that drywall helps to support installed cabinetry.

Damaged Cabinetry and Fixtures

The cabinets and other structural fixtures in the kitchen can also become impacted by moisture migration. Depending on materials used in their construction, it might be more cost-effective to replace saturated cabinets and base units rather than attempt to dry them at our nearby SERVPRO facility or with equipment like our air movers, dehumidifiers, and other useful evaporative drying tools.

Regardless of the damage, these specific incidents can lead to, we, as leading water damage restoration professionals, can promptly address the concerns and return homes to preloss condition. Our experienced SERVPRO of Fort Pierce NE team is available 24/7 at (772) 362-7060.

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