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A Brief Explanation Of Our Water Damage Process In Your Burlington Home

7/17/2019 (Permalink)

Trust the professionals at SERVPRO of Bristol to safely and completely remove water threatening the integrity of your home.

Anatomy Of A Residential Burlington Water Removal Project

If you manage to get through most of Burlington homeownership without a significant water loss, the mechanics of professional water evacuation and structural drying can seem overwhelming. Understanding the whys and hows of water mitigation and remediation helps push past the stress and confusion that accompanies the aftermath of broken plumbing, malfunctioning appliances, and storm flooding. Here is a brief explanation of the tasks, tools, and methods used to rid your residence of water.

The first thing our team does when responding to a Burlington water removal job is to complete a thorough assessment. No two water emergencies are the same, so it is crucial to ascertain all the aspects of each scenario. Then we develop a plan for both removing the water and drying out the structure. These phases are both essential and interrelated.

Every water mitigation and remediation project has as its goal returning the structure and fixtures to normal moisture levels. The more liquid water removed at the beginning of the job, the faster and more efficient professional drying efforts can be. SERVPRO invests in commercial grade pumps and wanded extractors to accomplish rapid and extensive water removal. Water depths two inches or more respond well to pumping, and then the extractors suction the remaining visible water.

If carpeting covers any wet floors, SERVPRO Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC)-trained technicians first mitigate the migration of water with wanded extractors, then changing to weighted tools to start the in-place remediation. Many passes, carefully executed to avoid stretching, tearing, and delamination, eventually pull out as much fluid as possible.

Baseline moisture measurements taken with pin and pinless meters provide data throughout the project, keeping technicians informed and on-track. SERVPRO also uses thermal imaging technology to locate any hidden caches of water that collected in cavities between walls, beneath floors, or above ceilings. Weep holes or other controlled demolition techniques like flood cuts give us access to the water and enhances drying efforts when they begin.

Structural drying involves air movers, heaters, and evaporative or desiccant dehumidifiers. Our technicians plan a drying perimeter, adjustable as water moves from building materials into the air as a vapor for capture and disposal.

Trust the professionals at SERVPRO of Bristol to safely and completely remove water threatening the integrity of your home. Call day or night to schedule a consultation at (860) 582-3330.

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