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What Makes Some Water Damage Mitigation Services Better Than Others?

8/10/2020 (Permalink)

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The Right Professional Qualifications and Equipment Distinguish Better San Francisco Mitigation Services, Like SERVPRO, From Others. 

When a leak or other clean water-related event impacts your San Francisco home, you need to find the most capable mitigation service to solve your problem and limit the resulting damage. While several local remediation companies handle water issues, they are not of equal quality or effectiveness. Many simply do not have the necessary training and tools to successfully resolve every water issue. However, some services, like SERVPRO, have extensively credentialed and experienced technicians with all the equipment needed to handle even the most challenging situations.

What Training and Credentials Do SERVPRO Professionals Have?

Unlike the workers at some other San Francisco water damage mitigation companies, our professionals undergo extended training and are certified in a wide variety of topics concerning water damage remediation. Some of the specialized fields they are individually certified in are:

Water damage restoration

Applied structural drying

Applied microbial remediation

Odor control

Carpet cleaning

Carpet repair & reinstallation

Rug cleaning

Upholstery & Fabric cleaning

Leather cleaning

Color repair

With this education, SERVPRO workers usually know how to limit the overall negative effects of water on your home and maintain its structural integrity. Moreover, their industry knowledge often enables them to save your precious furnishings and return them to their original state.

Can SERVPRO Identify and Source Less Noticeable Water Damage?    

One of the many benefits of using SERVPRO is our ability to identify and precisely locate the sources of even the least noticeable water damage. We do this by using the latest state-of-the-art detection tools. This high-tech equipment includes:

Sensors that can detect excess moisture in structural elements and household items

Meters to precisely measure the levels of moisture in materials throughout your home

Thermo hygrometers enable technicians to learn more about airborne moisture in your residence via vapor pressure, specific humidity, and dew point calculations

Infrared cameras that can see through structural elements, like ceilings, walls, and baseboards, to locate sources of water leaks

Operating with these advanced tools, our workers can generally find all surfaces and materials impacted by water. This ensures that they do not miss affected structural elements and other materials that, if left untreated, could develop more advanced water damage over time. In this way, we can safeguard your home from gradually developing mold and mildew stains, dry rot, and persistent foul odors.

How Exactly Do We Mitigate Water Damage?

Equipped with all the latest advanced devices, we employ a wide variety of techniques to limit your losses from clean water-related issues. These tools and techniques empower our workers to effectively dry out the interior air of your home, as well as surfaces and materials around your residence that contain excess moisture. Our water damage mitigation procedure involves the following:

Locating and blocking/eliminating water sources with detection devices

Extracting pools of standing water with wet vacs or high-powered extractors

Circulating and exchanging moist interior air for drier exterior air with high-velocity fans and air blowers

Drying interior air and surfaces with different types of advanced dehumidifiers  

Removing excess moisture from difficult-to-access places behind ceilings and walls with innovative injectidry systems

Treating impacted surfaces, materials, and areas with foggers to disinfect and deodorize them

Ultimately, these efforts limit how much damage you suffer as a result of a water leak or other clean water event. They work to reduce the time your home is exposed to water and excess moisture, help to quickly eliminate microbial threats that could cause further damage in the long run, and neutralize odors that would otherwise persist for an extended period of time.   

Homeowners should remain vigilant against the omnipresent threat of leaks and other water-related problems. Remember that, every day, someone in the San Francisco area has to deal with such issues. These residential headaches can arise from a myriad of different causes but are often the result of a leaky or ruptured water pipe, a roof leak, malfunctioning appliances, or a deteriorating rusty water container. With that said, whatever the cause of your water problem, it is essential that you have it handled quickly to limit damage, prevent ongoing future effects, and save money on remediating it. It is also crucial to find the right water damage mitigation service with the proper knowledge, experience, and tools to do the job right the first time.    

We know that being impacted by a water event is an exceedingly stressful experience. However, rest assured that effective, high-quality local help is available when you need it most. Remember, if your home ever suffers clean water damage, call SERVPRO of Belmont/San Carlos at (650) 591-4137 for assistance.

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