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Can I Get Rid of the Excess Water in My Home on My Own?

4/20/2020 (Permalink)

Water puddles on wood flooring. Water clean up in Seminole? SERVPRO has your back, call at (727) 391-6212. We will be ready to help.

Calling the Experts for Water Cleanup Ensures your Seminole Home is Back to Normal Faster.

Many homeowners decide to handle water damage by themselves as a way to try to save some money. However, in many cases, this leads to problems from hidden moisture where damage multiples, and then mold growth sets in. Calling in the help of the trained professionals at SERVPRO ensures your home is free of excess moisture and microbial dangers.

How Does SERVPRO Assist with Water Cleanup Services?

Our team arrives on the job site, ready to start with a full assessment. This assessment allows us to create a clear picture of the water damage to your Seminole home so that we can formulate a plan of action and get your interior back to normal. You can count on us for:

  • Skilled water restoration technicians (WRT) that have certification through the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration (IICRC). We have water damage expertise, and We Are Faster To Any Size Disaster!
  • Our team here is available to operate on your schedule. Offering 24/7 emergency services allows us to be there when you need us.
  • We always have the latest technology and equipment at our disposal to ensure you get the prompt water removal and cleanup you deserve. 

What Equipment Does Your Team Have That I Don’t?

In order to perform successful water cleanup, it takes more than removing visible fluids. Your home has small cavities where water can migrate, which calls for moisture sensor technology that most homeowners do not have. In addition to these tools, our Green Fleet also comes equipped with:

  • Truck-mounted and submersible pumps that help our teams remove hundreds and even thousands of gallons of water from the worksite.
  • Light wands that allow us to pull up water and excess moisture from carpets and carpet padding.
  • Anti-microbial cleaning agents and disinfectants that help to inhibit microorganism and bacterial growth that can bring about foul odors and dangerous mold and mildew.

How Can You Tell if All the Water is Cleaned Up?

Not only do we have the training to follow the path of water migration, but we also have a wide variety of tools that allow us to detect areas where moisture might be hiding. Some of the tools that we use to help us locate and monitor hidden moisture pockets include:

  • Moisture sensors allow us to determine levels of moisture left in soft or porous materials like carpets and carpet padding.
  • Moisture meters include non-penetrating and penetrating methods to tell us the moisture content left behind in various materials.
  • Borescopes and inspection cameras help us to get readings inside wall cavities without the need for complete removal.
  • Thermo-hygrometers are devices that help to measure temperature and relative humidity levels in the air.

Why Don’t DIY Cleanup Methods Work?

When you try cleaning up water on your own, the chances are high that some moisture still remains. If you have tile floors, water can seep between the cracks, get under the tiles, and cause them to lift. If you have carpets with padding and any moisture lingers, it can cause immense damage to the subfloor below. Such hidden moisture also brings about harmful microbial growth and excessive damage from mold that calls for further restoration to your home.

We Address Embedded Moisture

At SERVPRO, our skilled technicians will not only find the hidden moisture, but we ensure that nothing is left behind that can cause harmful microbe growth and foul odors. We can remove your baseboards and any damaged flooring to pull up anything that may be left in the subfloor and floor joists. If water wicked up into your drywall, our technicians perform flood cuts for controlled demolition. By merely cutting about six inches above the waterline, we can dry the area behind the wall and then replace the drywall so that the repair is seamless.  

What About Saturated Belongings in My Home?

As we work through your home to salvage whatever possible, our team puts a plan into place to facilitate drying and restoration of various belongings. Furnishings may have cushions that we can tent and set up industrial fans that allow air to circulate all around them. For damage to upholstery, brushing with soft, and sturdy bristles will allow us to restore the pile of the fabric while removing any mold or topical soiling. Other items in your home may be packed out and brought to an area where they can be thoroughly dried and treated with gentle cleaning agents or disinfectants. 

Should you have carpeting in your home that is unable to salvage, we ensure that all of the carpet and padding below is completely removed so that the subfloor can be addressed and dried thoroughly. Our crew also follows the path of water migration to ensure no lingering moisture is hidden behind baseboards and walls. 

Give us a call at SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches when you need help with professional water cleanup. You can reach us at (727) 391-6212, and we will send a team out as soon as possible to start the assessment and water damage restoration planning.

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