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How Long Does Water Removal take?

9/20/2020 (Permalink)

The side of a SERVPRO vehicle. When you endure a water loss to your Middletown property call SERVPRO.

SERVPRO Utilizes Industrial-Grade Water Removal Tools to Restore Your Middletown Interior in a Timely Manner

Handling water damage on your own may not be in your wheelhouse, nor is this something you have time for. As a homeowner, you must know that you can get prompt water removal so that secondary damage does not have time to set in. When you need a professional team of restoration technicians on the job, SERVPRO is available to ensure your Middletown property gets prompt attention. The faster we get in to help extract water, the easier it is to eliminate excess moisture and the onset of potential microbial dangers.

What Are Professional Water Cleanup Services?

When you call us for water removal in Middletown, SERVPRO’s Green Fleet arrives within a few hours of your call. Our courteous crew is always ready to get to work, starting with an initial full assessment of the water incident. The detailed planning process helps us design a plan based on your needs to restore your interior to the preloss condition. Just a few of the things you can count on our crew to provide includes:

  • Convenience – SERVPRO is available 24/7 for emergency service, meaning that we are ready to work when you need us. This is water removal on your schedule so that you can lessen the loss and get back to your routine quicker. We are Faster to Any Size Disaster!
  • Certification – We have skilled water restoration technicians (WRT) at work, all of which have been trained following the strict standards set forth by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration (IICRC). Our extensive water damage expertise helps us to ensure no moisture gets left behind. 
  • Equipment – Our trucks are filled with the latest equipment and technology to assist with our water removal and restoration efforts. We carefully select the best tools for the job to finish your project within a decent time frame to limit the amount of disruption your family encounters.

What Makes Your Water Removal Equipment Different from What I Own?

While you may have a mop, bucket, or a wet-dry vacuum, it often takes a lot more than removing visible fluids. The small cracks, crevices, and cavities throughout your home become prime locations for water migration. When this happens, it is vital to use moisture sensor equipment to find and eliminate these moisture pockets. Along with our moisture location technology, we also bring along equipment like:

  • Submersible pumps and truck-mount extractors can remove hundreds to thousands of gallons of standing water from your home.
  • Light-wand extractors help us pull up any water or residual moisture left within your carpets and the padding below.
  • EPA-registered antimicrobial disinfectants and cleaning agents help inhibit bacterial and microorganism growth that may bring about foul odors and mildew growth.

How Will You Know All Moisture is Gone?

As mentioned, we have a broad range of moisture detection tools that help us find any hidden pockets left behind. Some of the restoration equipment that we use for the location of moisture includes:

  • Penetrating and non-penetrating moisture meters help us measure moisture content that various materials still contain.
  • Moisture sensors allow us to determine levels left in porous materials like upholstery, carpeting, carpet padding, and more.
  • Inspection cameras and borescopes will enable us to gather readings within wall cavities to avoid full removal potential. 
  • Thermo-hygrometers measure both the relative humidity and temperature levels in the air, which helps us to determine areas that still require further drying.

What Happens if Moisture Gets Left Behind with DIY Methods?

The chances are high that DIY methods will leave moisture pockets throughout your interior. Tile floors may have had water seep between cracks where it gets under the tiles and causes lifting. Whenever moisture lingers in carpets and the padding below, it can cause significant damage to your subfloor. Hidden moist areas such as this also create potentially harmful microbial growth and the onset of fast-growing mildew and mold. 

What About Embedded Moisture?

Our skilled technicians are trained to look for hidden moisture and follow it up with controlled demolition as needed. In some instances, we can remove the baseboards and damaged flooring so that we can dry under the subfloor and around the floor joists. Should water made its way up into your drywall, we can perform what is known as flood cuts with our controlled demolition efforts. Flood cuts are made several inches above the waterline, which allows us to dry behind the wall and then replace it with all new materials to make it “Like it never even happened.”

We Also Work to Dry Your Contents

SERVPRO works with the promise to restore rather than replace, so we take the time to dry out your furnishings and belongings. With saturated cushions and pillows, our crew may use tenting with industrial fans so that air can circulate around them to facilitate drying. We also use soft-bristle brushes to restore fabric piles on your upholstery while addressing any topical soiling or mold spores.

Call SERVPRO of North Orange County and SERVPRO of South Orange County at (845) 342-3333 when you need prompt, reliable water removal!

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