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Diagnosing and Restoring South Miami Home With Ceiling Leaks

In Florida, air conditioning in South Miami homes is the norm; however, when faulty a/c ductwork produces condensation, cracks in the ducts can allow seepage that presents in the form of ceiling leaks in South Miami properties. This problem is particularly prevalent in the older houses that still have scissor-truss work between the levels, which do not show ceiling leaks until the damage is substantial enough to flow through.

Controlled Demolition Works as a Water Damage Remediation Method in South Miami Homes

The Before Photo of the South Miami water clean-up job shows just a little water strain near a ceiling fixture. When IICRC certified SERVPRO technicians used their moisture detection equipment around the water stain, it was clear the South Miami home would need ceiling repairs from water damages. SERVPRO techs cut the ruined ceiling sheetrock to get rid of the building materials with no prospects for restoration and open up the area for complete drying. SERVPRO techs were very careful to leave the undamaged hanging light fixture in place to save the South Miami homeowner the hassle of replacing it.

Drying the Ceiling Leaks in South Miami

Once SERVPRO technicians remove the deteriorated building materials and insulation, the water damage restoration process moves into the drying phase. SERVPRO technicians rely on air movers, which can get directed in any direction, and the Thermal Energy System, which produces controlled, dry heat in large amounts to dry the damp areas quickly. It is not uncommon for SERVPRO technicians to use drying mats above to force air into the floor joist on top of the opened ceiling. This can help speed the drying phase of the water damage restoration along in the South Miami home.

Avoiding Mold Growth After Water Clean-Up in South Miami Properties

Airborne mold spores are present both indoors and outdoors. These dormant spores float until they encounter ideal conditions such as elevated humidity and something organic to consume. SERVPRO technicians apply proactive treatments such as professional-grade antimicrobial agents and sealants to inhibit the germination and growth of mold spores during the water removal services.

SERVPRO Cleans Surfaces to Prepare Them for the Final Phase of Water Damage Remediation in South Miami

After drying and treatments to repel mold growth, SERVPRO technicians get the South Miami home ready for the needed water damage repairs. When SERVPRO technicians perform controlled demolition such as on the After Photo ceiling, the method for these cuts is specific. SERVPRO has building services in South Miami, and the technicians can handle any type of reconstruction necessary. In this case, since the light fixture works, a piece of sheetrock needs to get cut and inserted. After taping and covering the seams with a joint compound and sanding smooth, the South Miami ceiling will be ready for any color the homeowner chooses for SERVPRO to paint it.

When the water damage restoration gets completed in the South Miami property, the SERVPRO crew chief walks the homeowner through and goes over the actions taken. This final walkthrough ensures that the client is completely satisfied with the restoration services provided by SERVPRO.