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Is Professional Restoration Best for Water Damage in Raleigh?

6/19/2020 (Permalink)

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Water Damage Restoration In Raleigh

When water losses occur in your Raleigh home, there are several advantages to choosing our SERVPRO restoration.

A prompt response to water loss emergencies in your Raleigh home works to ensure that the situation does not get out of control. From malfunctioning appliances like dishwashers, washing machines, and water heater tanks to breaches in the plumbing from unexpected cold snaps or aging fixtures, these emergencies can have many different sources that all require unique approaches to resolve.

Determining what is best for your home often falls to professionals capable of restoring water damage in Raleigh residences. A singular restoration event can feature dozens of recovery tasks in a specific order. Considering how finite the timeline is after a loss incident, having professionals like our SERVPRO team begin these steps as soon as possible can help to protect more of your home and its contents. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster, so we have a 24/7 response to threatening disasters that can destroy your home.

What Can You Expect from Professional Restorers?

Professional restoration differs significantly from DIY approaches that you can begin on your own. Our technicians have premier equipment and strategies taught by standard-setting firms like the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) and the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA.) We can offer a fast and confident approach to water emergencies at all hours of the day through the coursework to obtain certification in Water Restoration (WRT), Applied Structural Drying (ASD), and other relative niches. While the individual steps and methods of accomplishing the various phases might differ, water recovery often follows a specific pattern:

    •    Extraction
    •    Content Management
    •    Controlled Demolition
    •    Drying
    •    Cleaning

What Is the Best Choice to Remove Standing Water?

As you might expect, extraction is one of the most vital elements of water loss recovery. Removing surface water can prevent flooring materials and other exposed construction materials from becoming saturated by pooling liquid. Carpeting and wood flooring are often the most susceptible surfaces to begin absorbing standing water, which can happen immediately. Similarly, contents throughout the structure can also absorb this pooling water and become irreparably damaged. Your personal belongings can often get protected during the initial stages of mitigation through relocation to a safer area of the house or by getting moved to our SERVPRO facility. Regarding extraction, several potential tools can help, often chosen based on the severity of the present damage:

Submersible Pumps – Submersible pumps are one of the ideal water removal choices when a substantial volume of standing water exists in the damaged areas. With continuous, quiet operation, electric submersible pumps can quickly reduce the amount of water damage.

Truck-Mount Pumps – With widespread threats where massive homes or businesses are contending with higher volumes of water damage, truck-mount pumps can extract this pooling threat at a rate of 300 psi.

Wet Vacuums – Wet vacuums offer versatility to water removal needs that your property might have. These units can move easily from one point to another and support several attachments, making them a universal tool in the recovery effort.

Can Water Get Removed from Exposed Flooring?

Flooring is often one of the materials most heavily impacted by pooling water and moisture concerns. With migrating loss effects moving through the house, absorption can happen quickly, especially with porous materials like carpeting and hardwoods. Addressing these wet surfaces involves some of the specialty water removal and drying tools in our inventory, including:

    •    Carpet Wands
    •    Drying Mats
    •    Air Movers

What If Your Home Needs Reconstruction?

While every loss situation does not equate to controlled demolition and build back needs, there are several instances where a need for reconstruction is unavoidable. With a team of licensed contractors in-house to help, we can offer experienced hands for material removal and a prompt transition between mitigation and build back. In many scenarios, prolonged saturation and exposure can lead to a need to remove and reinstall flooring materials like linoleum tiles, carpets, and wood plank flooring. It is always the focus of our SERVPRO team to restore before replacement when it is cost-effective to achieve this.

Understanding how professional restoration works can save you time and offer some peace of mind during a traumatic experience. With our SERVPRO of North Raleigh & Wake Forest team available 24/7, we can provide a fast and reliable response to water loss emergencies. We have premier equipment and technologies that can make these disasters “Like it never even happened.” Give us a call today at (919) 790-1222.

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