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Water Damage Restoration with SERVPRO of El Dorado Hills/Placerville

3/30/2022 (Permalink)

The world of water damage restoration is one of intricacy and precision. For restoration strategies to be a success, they need to be backed up by the right equipment and skills. This can mean something as sturdy as a pair of safety boots or an industry specific tool like a moisture meter.

The assortment of tools put together for every job reflects the uniqueness of water damage restoration. As every task is different, so too is the toolkit. While not all water damage requires technicians to rely on heavy duty equipment, there are some occasions when demolition tools are needed to remove compromised materials as fast and as safely as possible.

Personal Protective Equipment

Whether the level of risk posed by contaminants is high or negligible, technicians are required to wear protective clothing. This gear includes rubber gloves, rubber boots, safety goggles, and a breathing device to filter potentially harmful gasses and particulates. Hazmat suits are required under extreme clean up conditions such as blood clean up and severe sewage back-ups. In areas where moisture has been present, mold, mildew, and bacteria must be taken into account.

Moisture Meter Devices

The moisture meter is one of the most important tools for a water damage restoration specialist. This device is utilized to measure the moisture percentage of materials so that technicians know which areas are affected and need attention most urgently. It is not possible to make these kinds of assessments by sight alone, so a moisture meter is an essential part of the restoration toolkit. Hygrometers detect the relative humidity in an open environment to ascertain the level of humidity in the ambient air.

Drying and Products

Once most of the standing water has been extracted from the property by industrial grade water pumps like our truck-mount or portable extractor, more precise drying techniques can begin. There are some various tools which can be used to help with this. Industrial sized high-velocity fans, air movers, dehumidifiers (refrigerant and desiccant for larger jobs), and heaters are often used after standing water has been dealt with, and only small amounts of liquids and moisture remain.

SERVPRO technicians can put the finishing touches on the water damage in a property by using antimicrobial products to sanitize and remove lingering odors. The well-equipped vehicles of SERVPRO also carry air scrubbers and ozone machines, if needed. Call SERVPRO of El Dorado Hills/Placerville to restore your property to its pre-water damaged condition "Like it never even happened."

Our advanced equipment helps to detect hidden moisture, extract the standing water quickly, and thoroughly clean and dry your home. SERVPRO of El Dorado Hills/Placerville will finish the job with professional deodorization and sanitizing agents for your comfort and safety. Call us 24/7 for an immediate emergency response at 916-933-3890.

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