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Different Approaches During Water Damage Restoration in Reading

4/19/2023 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Ensures Effective Water Cleanup in Reading Homes

Thunderstorms, rainstorms, and hurricanes can cause substantial water accumulation in Reading homes. In such cases, water damage may be widespread, affecting multiple rooms. It is normal to want to jump right into cleaning up; however, failure to take the time to assess the damage may pose dangers to the restorer or occupants.

When planning for water damage restoration in Reading homes, it is vital to consider several things. Water damages structural components and household equipment, creating physical and electrical safety hazards. Also, flood water might contain chemical or biological contaminants that pose health hazards. 

Moisture promotes the growth of molds and other microorganisms. SERVPRO crews help remove all hazardous items to create a safe working space before restoration begins. We also sanitize all affected areas, further limiting microbial growth.

Important considerations before restoration include:

  • Water sources
  • The degree of contamination
  • Amount of water involved
  • Affected contents and materials

These factors are crucial in determining the appropriate action to remediate the water damage loss. The source of water and level of contamination qualify the loss as either category 1, 2, or 3. Highly contaminated floodwater is considered category three loss and hence hazardous. Cleaning up category three water damage necessitates using personal protective equipment. Our teams come equipped with appropriate PPE ensuring safety.

Restoring Flood-Damaged Materials and Surfaces 

Several areas of your home, like the roof, floors, and walls, may be damaged depending on how the flooding incident happens. Our crews may suggest specific actions to facilitate decontamination during the restoration procedure.

  • Removal of porous materials through controlled demolition
  • Using different chemical agents to neutralize hazardous materials
  • Proper drying to minimize moisture-related microbial growth

Items that have sustained heavy water damage might not benefit from cleaning and drying. Examples include mattresses, upholstered furniture, carpeting, and plasterboard. We perform controlled demolition to remove damaged porous materials. Demolition also helps us access all areas that could hold water and debris, like kickers beneath cabinets and internal wall linings. Every part of your home requires drying out, including wall linings, sub-floor spaces, and flooring. We accomplish this by strategically setting up dehumidifiers and air-moving equipment in all affected areas.

SERVPRO of Reading helps improve water damage restoration processes. Call us at (610) 779-8189. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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