Northampton Homes Need Professionals for Water Damage Remediation
What Makes SERVPRO so Efficient at Water Damage Restoration in Northampton Homes?
Apart from harming the property, water damage in your Northampton home can severely disrupt your everyday lifestyle and create stress and uncertainty. Professional restoration experts like SERVPRO can help you get your home to the preloss condition quickly.
Restoration of water damage to your Northampton home is a multi-step process that requires SERVPRO technicians to use several state-of-the-art pieces of equipment. From inspection devices and extraction pumps to dehumidifiers, we use some of the most advanced equipment in the business. However, we believe that simply having access to the right equipment is not enough to execute an effective restoration. Hence, SERVPRO spends a lot of time and resources training the technicians to use the equipment to get the desired results in the least possible time. We work hard to restore your home “Like it never even happened.”
The Role of Inspection Devices
One of the most critical steps in water damage restoration of your Northampton home is locating the extent and severity of the damage. The last thing you want is an undiagnosed water issue that continues to damage your property. SERVPRO technicians use various devices to track moisture within the structure before devising an action plan. Some of the devices that we use include:
- Moisture sensors
- Thermal imaging cameras
- Moisture meters
While all these pieces of equipment work on different scientific principles, they reveal similar information. The utility of specific equipment depends on several factors, from the type of moisture to the kind of surface involved.
Thermal imaging cameras, for instance, can quickly reveal the amount of moisture in building materials. SERVPRO technicians use these cameras to promptly estimate the extent of moisture in places that can be difficult to explore using any other equipment. These cameras also provide an easy way to monitor the progress during the restoration process.
These cameras don't detect the moisture but the temperature differences on the surfaces of the materials. As evaporation causes a cooling effect, the wet areas are usually at a lower temperature than the drier areas. The thermal camera detects this difference and displays it as a picture on the screen.
When water is present in an environment due to a water damage incident, microbes are bound to grow given enough time and proper conditions. Even if the water is sanitary, to begin with, microbes start amplifying within two to three days. Due to flooding and damaged plumbing issues, water incidents almost always lead to contamination.
SERVPRO technicians apply a three-step process recommended by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) in the S500 standard:
- Technicians remove the moisture from the structure by drying the environment and reducing the humidity levels.
- If any material is contaminated, the restorers remove and dispose of it safely according to the regulations.
- Apply biocides to help slow down or control the growth of microbes
SERVPRO only uses EPA-registered broad-spectrum disinfectants if contamination is suspected. We ensure that the technicians use the products according to the label instructions.
Microbes are present everywhere; therefore, any amount of restorative cleaning won't make an environment sterile. SERVPRO technicians aim to get the microbial load down to the pre-incident levels during the restorative cleaning.
If you need assistance with water restoration in your residential or commercial property, call SERVPRO of Hampshire County at (413) 324-1300. Remember, We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.