Water Damage In Your Coon Rapids Home
Water Inside The Walls Of Your Coon Rapids Home
A small water leak inside a wall can go unnoticed for several hours or even days. A pinhole leak in a water pipe can spray water for an extended period, soaking the insulation if it is on an outside wall and also the drywall. Vinyl wallpaper and semi-gloss or glossy paint can also act as a vapor barrier, hiding the moisture until it leaks out onto the floor.
SERVPRO provides water damage restoration services in Coon Rapids and surrounding areas. Our water mitigation professionals can detect all of the moisture areas inside your walls and floors. We can also find the source of the leak to assist a professional plumber in making repairs as required. If you suspect a leak inside a wall, consumers are urged to shut off the main water supply until repairs can be made.
Removing Water from Inside Walls
Leaking water pipes can soak the insulation on an outside wall and fill cavities with water. SERVPRO may need to cut small holes at the floor level to provide an escape for the water. We may need to remove baseboards to provide access to these areas, and specialized air movers are used to blow air inside the wall cavity.
Water may also fill areas between the finish on a wall and the wallboard. Bubbling occurs, creating a cavity on the wall that fills with water. The water cannot escape since the paint or vinyl wallpaper acts as a vapor barrier holding the water inside the bubble. SERVPRO technicians can cut slits at the lower end of the bubble area to allow the water to escape. Once the wallboard is dry, the paint or wallpaper can be glued in place, plastered, and the wall repainted if needed.
We use moisture meters to test all areas exposed to the water leak to confirm the exposed surfaces are dry before removing air movers and dehumidification equipment.
Call SERVPRO of Coon Rapids / Central Anoka County at (763) 712-9712 for 24/7 service. We proudly serve Coon Rapids, Anoka, and surrounding areas. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.
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