Over the last several decades, the science of water damage restoration has evolved from the basic water extraction by a carpet cleaner to the modern day state-of-the art technology employed by technicians trained and educated by certifying bodies such as the IICRC (Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration) which has taken a leadership role in setting industry standards. Our personnel are all up to date with the IICRC standards.
Evaluation and Inspection
The first step of any water damage project involves an inspection and evaluation utilizing moisture meters, hygrometers and other specialized equipment as needed. A recommended scope of emergency service and a drying plan and procedure is prepared and agreed upon.
Extraction, Evaporation and Dehumidification
Our water damage technicians use state-of-the-art water extraction equipment to remove water from carpets, floors and crawlspaces. Powerful air movers, dehumidifiers, and other sophisticated drying equipment remove remaining moisture from the structure. Drying is a necessity in order to restore water-damaged materials to a pre-loss condition.
When a large amount of standing water is evident, damage to drywall and flooring can be obvious. However, when water seeps into hidden spaces and voids inside walls and beneath flooring, it can lead to the onset of mold particularly if not detected and immediately dried. Time is of the essence and humidity control can make a big difference in preventing secondary damage.