A flood in your home from a broken pipe or leaking water supply line, for example, is stressful. Property disasters, big and small, are guaranteed to happen at the most inopportune time because we don’t make it a habit to allow time for emergency disasters to occur – how would we?! Having Service Team of Professionals (STOP) on speed dial to “take over the problem” is important. STOP Metrowest specializes in water damage restoration and applied structural drying.

Minimize Water Damage

Structural drying between kitchen floor and basement ceiling

Finding and stopping the source of water damage as quickly as possible is critical to minimize further damage and costly repairs. If the source is not found and stopped, the damage will likely recur again and again. A helpful water damage restoration company like STOP Metrowest will assess for current and previous water damage patterns and recommend either a solution or a more in-depth assessment by a specialist.

The next important step - remove the water. Water quickly damages flooring, especially wood, carpet, and vinyl. The longer the water sits, the more likely is it to be absorbed by floors, walls and baseboards, furniture, and other porous items.

Water extraction is followed by professional drying. Drying is more than aiming a few fans! Industrial strength dehumidifiers and hi-velocity fans are strategically placed based on moisture content levels in the area and materials. Relative humidity, moisture content and other metrics are monitored using technology such as a thermal imaging monitor. These metrics guide the drying process to ensure the best progress is made.

Other mitigation work may be necessary such as cutting walls up 1’ to 4’ or ducting warm air behind the wall or ceiling/floor cavity. Carpets may need to be dried from below. Hardwood floors present a unique challenge to dry at a rate that does not further damage the flooring. Cupping and crowning are common but buckling is not (see Wood Floor Water Damage and Repair).

Prevent Microbial Growth

Microbial growth, such as mold, can begin to grow within 24 to 48 hours in the right conditions. Expert water damage mitigation must begin quickly to help prevent ideal growing conditions for mold.

Call STOP Metrowest

STOP Metrowest is a Veteran and Nurse owned company with years of experience handling stressful events with 24/7 emergency response. STOP specializes in safely extracting the water and drying using the most current and rigorous science and technology. We are an IICRC Certified Firm - safe, quality, and compassionate service is our priority!

Enter STOP Metrowest (508-753-3780) in your emergency contact list today!