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Appliance Failure Can Cause Water Damage in Lake Worth Homes

5/26/2021 (Permalink)

standing water on kitchen floor Appliance failures are a significant cause of water damage each year. Check them often for leaks and call SERVPRO at the first sign of water damage.

SERVPRO Provides Professional Water Cleanup in Lake Worth

Understanding how moisture is absorbed and how it moves allows our professional technicians to provide the correct water mitigation processes.

Movement of Moisture & What It Means

When water cleanup is needed in Lake Worth, it is often the result of appliance failure. Your dishwasher may have overflowed, the hose on the ice maker developed a hole, or the washing machine seals broke, causing in-home flooding. All of these scenarios lead to massive amounts of water that can quickly travel to areas you cannot see. Here are the ways water moves:

  •   Liquid Flow –This is how we most see water move. Water pouring from a pipe, rain through a roof, or groundwater soaking through your foundation are examples.
  •   Air Movement– Air carries moisture with it. Air moves moisture when it flows through cracks or openings in a building. When it moves from the outside to the inside, it is infiltrated. Reverse it, and it is called exfiltration.
  •   Capillary Suction – Liquid follows the narrow pathways when it comes in contact with porous surfaces. Fabric soaking up water is an example of this.
  •   Vapor Diffusion– This is when water vapor moves through the material as a gas. The water vapor moves from high vapor pressure areas to low vapor pressures. Water vapor is measured in RH relative humidity.

You can be sure of how SERVPRO understands everything about water and how it is absorbed, and the best way to dry it. If you need professional water cleanup, contact SERVPRO of Lake Worth at (561) 588-9777.

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