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Water Damage Restoration in Frederick Kitchens

11/21/2022 (Permalink)

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Parts of Kitchen Water Damage Restoration

The kitchen is one of the most common areas for water damage recovery with water-fed appliances and the convergence of the plumbing system. It is crucial to safeguard your residence with a fast response by experienced professionals when disasters arise like:

  • Broken fixtures
  • Appliance malfunctions
  • Plumbing leaks
  • Pipe bursts

Drying Base Cabinets

The cabinetry can often be one of the first things addressed with water damage restoration in Frederick homes because it hides some plumbing or has a directly shared wall with these pipes. Base units, especially with common materials like fiberboard or laminates, can be rapidly overwhelmed by migrating moisture and require immediate attention with centrifugal air movers and other drying tools.

Removing Standing Water

Before much of the house cleaning can begin, we must remove standing water from the kitchen. While many flooring materials installed in this room are resistant to water, pooling still provides pressure against these materials that could allow them to be damaged when these defenses ultimately fail. The extraction must happen swiftly with submersible pumps, vacuums, and light wands.

Should Building Materials Get Removed?

Choosing to remove materials after water emergencies is only done with careful consideration. Some factors play an essential role:

  • Degradation – The greatest concern with water damage to the building materials and cabinetry of the kitchen is the weakening of these elements. Loss of structural integrity leaves little choice but to replace the impacted assembly fully.
  • Staining/Discoloration – Staining can be a concern with the minerals in water like iron, calcium, and manganese. Materials like drywall can show these stains most readily during evaporation, where the minerals are left behind as the water dries out. Staining could require material replacement. Always try to keep carpets dry to prevent staining.
  • Mold Development – Another concern from prolonged moisture damage is mold development. When mold is discovered and thought to have spread, this can significantly impact the salvageability of materials. 

Water damage restoration for Frederick homes might start with a compromised kitchen. Having skilled professionals like our SERVPRO of Frederick County team to help makes a difference in getting life back to normal quickly. Call us at (301) 686-5217. 

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