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Is Water Damaging the Brick Veneer on Your Newly Renovated Northfield Home?

2/13/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Is Water Damaging the Brick Veneer on Your Newly Renovated Northfield Home? Water can damage the brick veneer of homes.

Cleaning and Drying Interior Brick Veneer in Northfield Homes

Brick veneer and exposed brick in Northfield home renovations is a popular trend, and also one that comes with little upkeep on the part of the homeowner. However, water emergencies that expose this brick to substantial water flow or persistent leaks can threaten the structural integrity of its bond, exposing your home to not only cracks and openings in the brickwork, but also mold or mildew growth. Understanding how professional restoration techniques can work to preserve this aesthetic element to your home and keep your property safe from secondary effects can showcase the benefits of skilled technicians.

Water cleanup can mean much more for your Northfield home than mopping and drying up potential spills. With steady leaks from kitchen fixtures or localized emergencies like pipe breaks, water cleanup can also mean an immediate response to a structural threat with the right equipment. Our SERVPRO Franchise professionals have the training and expertise to dry and clean water-damaged brick to prevent extensive reconstruction and relaying of the material.

Bricks, as a material, can withstand direct water exposure for an extended period due to their dense composition. Conversely, mortar is less capable of withstanding moisture penetration for extended periods, and even less so in exposed brick walls of recent remodeling, as masons do not focus on ensuring the backside of brick walls have finished joints to keep them sealed and protected from moisture exposure. This striking finish happens on the outside face, or exterior, of the construction.

Once our SERVPRO Franchise professionals arrive at your home, we get to work on identifying the moisture present in this material and focus on setting up our drying equipment as quickly as possible. With our air movers and dehumidifiers, much of the present moisture can get removed efficiently. We can also work to spray these affected surfaces with an antimicrobial solution to prevent the possibility of mold growth while the team works to continue drying out the damaged portions of masonry.

While exposed brick or veneer construction inside of homes has become a popular trend, these surfaces are not impenetrable to water damages. Let our SERVPRO of Cannon Valley water restoration technicians help you to remove the moisture and clean up the area. Give us a call anytime at (507) 334-2565.

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