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How Soon Can SERVPRO Be Here for Water Mitigation?

9/12/2020 (Permalink)

trailer generator equipment SERVPRO Provides Our Customers in Wilmington with Heavy Duty and Advanced Equipment for Water Damage Cleanup and Restoration Services

SERVPRO Arrives at Your Wilmington Home in as Little as Four Hours of Your Call to Begin Water Mitigation Efforts

Saving money is wonderful, but it should never lead to excessive damage to your interior. While you may want to save money by trying your hand at water removal, it is best to contact skilled technicians to handle your water mitigation needs. SERVPRO mobilizes quickly so that we can be at your Wilmington home to begin the assessment, planning, mitigation, and restoration efforts.

With our detailed plan for water mitigation in Wilmington, we quickly get to the heart of the issue. This ensures your family is back to their routine quicker and that you save money on restoration overall. We have an IICRC-certified staff with access to a wide variety of extraction tools that help us bring your interior back to preloss condition faster than any DIY efforts could achieve. Once we arrive on the scene, we inspect the water damage to determine severity levels. From there, we plan out the best course of action and the right tools for the job to remove water and execute the drying phases of the project.

How is Standing Water Handled?

Excessive standing water in your home calls for prompt mitigation and extraction. Any water left festering within the loss zone for too long puts your structure, building materials, and contents at risk of breakdown. Once we formulate a mitigation plan, we start removing all surface water. In many instances, the next phases of our restoration planning cannot move forward until all of the standing water gets thoroughly removed.

The mitigation efforts that SERVPRO sets forth come with numerous benefits, such as:

  • Surface Water Extraction – Depending on the type of surface water present within your home, contamination brings the potential of harmful health effects to your family, pets, and our responding water restoration technicians (WRT). Before water extraction, we always consider any possible hazards and injury risks when standing water is present within your interior, such as slip or shock incidents.
  • Saturation Reduction – Water within the house is a threat to any exposed materials. Water often migrates to dry spaces, meaning that some flooring or wall systems might be more at risk of moisture saturation. We remove all unsalvageable and saturated porous materials, such as carpeting, carpet padding, and drywall.
  • Prevention of Water Migration – Reinforcing the importance of addressing water migration, our team knows how to proceed to stop water in its tracks. We understand that moisture left to fester after migrating can bring about immense secondary damage and mold growth potential.

What Extraction Tools Get Used?

When handling water mitigation, SERVPRO has a broad selection of tools at our disposal. These tools work well to help address pooled and standing water within your home's loss zone. To decide which tools are best, we look at factors such as:

  • The depth of standing water in the incident zone
  • The severity of the water damage
  • Areas to where the water may have traveled
  • The kinds of materials affected by water and moisture

Many of these elements get considered with the initial phase of assessing your interior before the start of mitigation. Our crew chief helps determine the best extraction tools for the job, and we always adjust as we go to cut back on the cost and time for your restoration project. Some of the most common tools that we use when there is pooling water calling for removal include:

  • Mops
  • Wet vacuums
  • Truck-mounted extractors
  • Submersible pumps, and more

Will My Carpeting be a Total Loss?

We carefully address wet carpeting in your home to determine the best way to proceed. We must test the sensitivity of fibers as well as color-fastness so that we get the best results. We also look at the carpet padding under the carpets to determine if the subfloor needs attention. We're Faster to Any Size Disaster, which helps us to salvage carpeting in many situations. Some tools and methods that we use may include:

  • Weighted Extractors: Also known as rovers, the technician's weight helps to force moisture out of the carpets so that the on-board vacuum can pull it up.
  • Carpet Wands: Wet vacuums and mobile extractor tools are excellent for interior water damage restoration. Our crew selects the best attachments to help us pull up moisture from the carpeting and the padding below.
  • Controlled Demolition: If it is impossible for us to salvage your carpeting or carpet padding, we will use controlled demolition to remove and replace materials so that everything gets left in like-new, preloss condition. Residential Contractor License #: 1992104829

When you need water mitigation, give SERVPRO of Brandywine/Wilmington a call at (302) 762-8080. Our crews are available for emergency services 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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