How SERVPRO Will Restore Your Bristol Home After Water Damage
SERVPRO - Water Cleanup Procedures For Bristol Residents
With its location in the middle of our state, Bristol enjoys the benefits of being near the coast without having to suffer through the storms. Despite its ideal location, that does not mean residents do not deal with water intrusions from broken pipes and other plumbing failures.
When dealing with an inside water problem like a broken, shut-off water heater valve, water cleanup in a Bristol home can be more straightforward. SERVPRO response teams do not have to deal with soil and other contaminants in water that enters through a flood.
That does not eliminate cleanup, though. Depending on which appliance failed, there can still be rust, food scraps, or even human waste if the problem was a backed-up toilet or failing septic tank. When that happens, the water is contaminated or ‘black’ and a health threat. To eliminate the problem, our personnel use shampoos and other cleaners containing antibacterial and anti-microbial chemicals.
If the water damage was not from one of these two sources, then it is considered ‘clean.’ This water makes up most of our service calls for residential water intrusions. After quickly removing any standing water, SERVPRO technicians use shampoo machines and mild cleaning agents to clean any carpets that absorbed the water. The cleaner eliminates the threat of active mold and helps lift out anything trapped in the carpet.
After cleaning, team members roll up the carpet to remove the pad underneath. Pads disintegrate quickly after absorbing any liquid, so water cleanup and replacement are much more cost-effective than attempting to dry them. Most insurance companies also support this option.
With the pad removed, technicians unroll the carpet for drying. They lift it at opposite sides and use an exhaust fan to draw out moisture and damp air at one end while installing an air mover to replace it with warm, dry air. By carefully adjusting the temperature and speed of the airflow, they can quickly finish without causing delamination or separation of the carpet layers.
At SERVPRO of Bristol, we understand that proper cleanup involves much more than renting a shampoo machine and spending your weekend walking on butcher paper after you finish. Every home deserves a professional response to any water intrusion, no matter the size or its origin. Call us at (860) 582-3330 today to get started restoring your home. We are here for you.