What is "Advanced" Water Damage Cleanup?
If your property suffers water damage, whether from a rain storm or a plumbing leak, you may be tempted to do the cleanup yourself. But effective water damage cleanup entails more than grabbing a mop and a bucket.
To ensure the most comprehensive recovery from a flood damage disaster, SERVPRO of North Hollywood uses “advanced water damage cleanup technology and techniques.” But what, exactly, does that mean?
First, sometimes you can't see all the damage. Water from flooding seeps into porous surfaces like walls or flooring. Left untreated, moisture can create perfect conditions for mold growth. Add oxygen, warmth and an organic surface like wood or drywall and voilà, you've got mold.
Hidden flood damage is no match for SERVPRO of North Hollywood. Our water damage cleanup specialists have sensitive moisture detection equipment like infrared cameras and hygrometers.
Infrared, or thermographic imaging, cameras reveal temperature differences behind walls, ceilings or floors. Areas damp or saturated with moisture read colder than nearby areas. A hygrometer measures humidity, or moisture, in the air. Combined, these devices reveal flooding damage not apparent to the naked eye.
Detecting, extracting and drying hidden water damage mitigates mold growth. These advanced restoration techniques make it less likely you'll need to call us for mold remediation services in the future!
Extraction & Drying
Finding the damage is just the first step. Removing the water and drying out the affected areas is critical to restoring your property to its preloss condition.
Sponges, towels or mops can help, of course. They can remove water on the surface. But to thoroughly clean up flood damaged property requires some more advanced technology and techniques.
Over time, moisture can warp, swell or stain wood and drywall and rust metal. Industrial strength air movers speed up evaporation, while dehumidifiers pull that excess moisture out of your ceiling, walls and floor.
During those rare Los Angeles rain storms, lack of drainage may cause flood water to build up in your basement or crawl space. Submersible pumps create powerful suction to extract gallons of standing water from those areas in seconds.
Deodorize & Disinfect
Some sources of water damage bring the risk of contaminants into your home or business. Cleaning up water from a backed up sewer, overflowing bathroom toilet or a rain storm also involves deodorizing and disinfecting the affected areas.
First, we use air scrubbers that remove contaminants from both the air and surfaces of your property. Just as humidifiers pull moisture from the air, air scrubbers pull microbes or other potentially harmful pathogens. At the same time, they release ionized oxidants to purify the air and extract odors.
We also use a variety of OSHA-approved and CDC-approved cleaning agents to disinfect surfaces and prevent bacteria, fungi or mold growth.
For Water Damage Cleanup, Call SERVPRO
A professional restoration service can handle all steps of the cleanup process. From detection and extraction to drying, cleaning, deodorizing and disinfecting, SERVPRO of North Hollywood is well-equipped to handle any size water damage emergency.
Los Angeles area homeowners, business owners or property management services can count on us for a fast response, 24/7. Call us at (818) 754-0050 to clean, repair and restore your property “Like it never even happened.”