If you have a fire or water emergency, please call us now at (408) 834-7663

To have the optimal experience while using this site, you will need to update your browser. You may want to try one of the following alternatives:

Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Does the Source Affect the Water Restoration Process for San Jose Homes?

10/14/2021 (Permalink)

Under sink drainpipe leaking It doesn’t take long for water leaks to enter unwanted areas of your home. SERVPRO is equipped with various equipment to handle all water loss events.

SERVPRO Identifies Water Sources Based on Volume and Condition of the Water

Once water enters unwanted areas of your home, it can pool on surfaces or soak into materials. After water spills, restorative processes such as extraction and drying are the only solution. However, the restoration processes necessary for San Jose properties vary depending on many factors.

Sometimes the source is the primary determinant of the water restoration process in San Jose properties since it determines the outcome. A source can overwhelm property with a significant volume of water within a short while. In other cases, the source can release minor amounts of water that remain hidden over extended periods. A team like SERVPRO that handles water intrusion cases regularly anticipates wide-ranging problems, including material deterioration, microbial issues, and odor associated with different sources.

Common Sources of Water Entering Many Homes Include:

  • Broken water pipes
  • Structural failures
  • Defective appliances

Water from broken pipes is usually clean, so it does not soil the affected materials or contents. 

However, a burst pipe can release vast amounts of water within a short period. A typical house can release around 160 gallons of water in an hour. Restoration in such cases requires enough extraction and drying equipment. Since our SERVPRO teams are equipped with various powerful pumps, including submersible and truck-mounted ones, it is easier to handle such situations.

Water released by a faulty appliance such as a dishwasher may not be that significant. However, it is likely to contain dissolved materials such as food remnants or even detergents. Exposure to such water can leave materials soiled or smelly. Restoration in such a case takes thorough cleaning before drying. Our SERVPRO teams use different chemical agents, including specially formulated ones, to clean the affected areas.

SERVPRO of NE San Jose readily adapts water restoration to address any damage, “Like it never even happened.” Call us at (408) 834-7663.

Other News

View Recent Posts