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There Was a Leak in My Chicago Kitchen, How Do I Make Sure That My Cabinets Do Not Sustain Damage?

7/12/2020 (Permalink)

water on the floor near a kitchen sink and fridge Water damage to a home is not fun for any family to deal with. Call SERVPRO to get water damage remediation professionals out to you quickly.

SERVPRO Uses Specialized Techniques to Mitigate Damage in Chicago

A water leak is never a positive thing for your Chicago home. Still, when you suspect damage to your expensive kitchen cabinets, it is essential to seek assistance right away to mitigate further damage. Hidden pockets of moisture left unattended can cause extensive secondary damage. Our SERVPRO restoration specialists employ superior drying methods to retain the structural integrity of your cabinets.

How Do I Know if There is Moisture in My Cabinetry?

When dealing with a water restoration in your Chicago kitchen, it is crucial first to determine the presence of excess moisture. Our technicians use moisture detection equipment with probes to measure the presence and amount of water found hiding in your cabinets. These probes are often necessary because the finish on kitchen cabinets may act as a vapor barrier that does not always allow accurate moisture readings.

What Are Somethings SERVPRO Does to Effectively Dry My Cabinets Without Damaging Them?

  • If cabinets do not have a back, technicians may drill a hole behind the cabinet to aid in air circulation.
  • If the cabinet has a back, technicians may drill smaller holes to add with circulation, after obtaining your agreement.
  • Typically, technicians remove base molding underneath the cabinet, allowing access to the toe kick cavity.
  • Technicians create airflow in the toe kick area by drilling small holes.

In addition to using specialized drying techniques, SERVPRO technicians use biocide to kill microorganisms and limit mold growth. This helps mitigate long term damage. Technicians repair any drilled holes with a comparable material to make it look "Like it never even happened."

For 24/7 assistance, contact SERVPRO of Hyde Park / E. Bridgeport / Bronzeville at (312) 509-5000.

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