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Why Should I Call SERVPRO, For My Water Emergency?

7/2/2021 (Permalink)

white cabinet under kitchen sink with a green rectangle dehumidifier machine on white tile floor SERVPRO brings a vast assortment of tools and advanced technology to each water damage restoration project.

Water damages floors, walls and your belongings quickly, SERVPRO has the equipment necessary to restore your home today!

Water Damage Restoration Brings Your Riverside Home Back to Pre-Loss Condition, and SERVPRO is Faster To Any Size Disaster! 

One of our SERVPRO employees recently found water under the kitchen sink cabinet. He assessed the damage and saw that the garbage disposal had been leaking, he was able to fix the minor leak from the garbage disposal.  Because of the leak, there was some staining from a storage wicker basket that was under the sink, and some slight mold growth, he used some of our SERVPROXIDE to clean the area and set up a dehumidifier next to the sink.  The dehumidifier pulls the moisture from the air in the room.  SERVPRO will recommend a dehumidifier to remove the moisture from the air and help dry out the space.

   A water loss incident often brings significant property damage and lots of stress and worry. Some of the problems may be slight, which includes staining on the walls or ceilings. However, any moisture that has the chance to accumulate enhances potential structure damage or the onset of mold. If you have moisture or leaking that puts water behind baseboards and walls, you are dealing with a hidden threat, which is why it is best to call our skilled technicians at SERVPRO to handle the water emergency that you have in your Riverside home. 

Why is Moisture Detection so Important?

The longer that moisture lingers anywhere in your home, the more secondary damage can develop. When you need water damage restoration in Riverside, our team of trained water restoration technicians (WRT) arrives quickly to get started on water removal. We have a broad range of advanced equipment and moisture detection tools to facilitate cleanup. Failing to address all areas of moisture can cause harm to building materials or further into your structural elements. 

Why is it Important to Follow Where the Water Went? 

Once water infiltrates your home, regardless of the cause, it migrates from areas of saturation into dry areas. Drywall and other building materials like wood are porous. What this means is that they attract and hold onto a substantial amount of water. This water retention brings on issues like warping, swelling, and eventual breakdown. There is also the potential for mold infestation should moisture be left to linger for too long. Our team uses specialized moisture detection tools to monitor the walls carefully and floors in your home to tell us whether or not drying is working effectively. 

What Drying and Moisture Detection Tools Do You Use? 

SERVPRO brings a vast assortment of tools and advanced technology to each water damage restoration project. All of them work in unison to pull up water and look for hidden moisture and speed up drying times. Our attention to detail helps us lessen water damage under your carpets or flooring and behind the walls and baseboards throughout the water loss zone. This level of planning and a unique formula we use tells us just what equipment and how many units are necessary to get the best results. 

Some of the devices that we use for detecting and monitoring moisture include: 

  • Moisture meters, such as non-penetrating and penetrating moisture meters, determine the moisture content in certain materials, which tells our team when your structure is dry.
  • Moisture sensors tell us just how much moisture remains in soft materials, much like your carpets and carpet padding.
  • Thermo-Hygrometers help to measure the temperature and the relative humidity in the air. 

Why Are SERVPRO Methods Better Than DIY? 

Even if you have a relatively powerful wet-dry vacuum to try lifting water from floors, you do not have the professional-grade equipment that brings faster results. More substantial jobs and moisture detection call for the help of skilled technicians. All of our water restoration professionals have training following the standards set forth by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC). Some of the different tools that we use to execute prompt, reliable water removal includes: 

  • Portable and submersible pumps often used as go-to equipment for a variety of standard jobs
  • Truck-mounted extractors are suitable for removing hundreds to thousands of gallons of water, even if it contains debris
  • Rovers, or ride-on units, that work by using the operator's weight to push down carpeting, pulling up moisture 

Will a Lot of My Belongings Get Discarded? 

SERVPRO technicians work diligently to salvage water damaged belongings whenever possible. In some cases, we provide pack-out services to bring items off-site for further restoration efforts. Everything that is moved or discarded gets logged for your information and added to your insurance claim. 

When some building materials get saturated to the point that they are no longer salvageable, our team performs what is known as controlled demolition. We perform strategically placed cuts to remove damaged sheetrock and remove the baseboards, which allows us the chance to put air movers into place, which boosts airflow for efficient drying. All materials removed during controlled demolition get replaced with new materials to make it, "Like it never even happened." 

To wrap up your water damage restoration project, our team tests areas for moisture and then implements cleaning and disinfection measures using EPA-registered products. Everything is sanitized and back to normal so that you and your family can resume your daily routine. 

SERVPRO of East Riverside City is available for 24/7 emergency service. To have a crew assigned to your water damage restoration project, give us a call at (951)222-2224

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