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How Fast is the Water Extraction Process?

10/16/2020 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Arrives Fast at Your Vineyards Property to Begin Water Removal Right Away – Call Us 24/7!

Finding out that you have a water emergency in your home may lead you to grab a bucket and mop to try to clear it up. However, there are times when experts must handle water removal. SERVPRO features water restoration technicians (WRT) that have the skills and equipment necessary for removing water on a large or small scale. Once we come to your Vineyards home, we begin the assessment immediately to begin water extraction. The length of time that the extraction takes depends on several factors. No matter what, we always have the manpower and tools for the job. We are Faster to Any Size Disaster, which means we will have your interior back to normal quicker than any DIY methods could ever achieve. 

When Will You Arrive?

The great thing about enlisting SERVPRO for water removal in Vineyards is that we act fast. Once you call us to help, we have a Green Fleet at your door in as little as four hours or less. This allows us to get in quickly to begin looking at the damage and determining which equipment is best suited for the level of extraction necessary. We carefully adjust our process and equipment throughout our water restoration phases to achieve our drying goals quickly. 

Should your interior become flooded with water, you never want to wait to call for help. When SERVPRO arrives and starts our extraction and drying services, we can drastically reduce the amount of damage, such as:

  • Saving your furnishings
  • Salvaging baseboards and drywall
  • Preserving wall paints, wallpaper, and finishings
  • Restoring your carpets and carpet padding beneath
  • Protecting your cabinetry, and more

How Does Water Extraction Work?

Due to a water removal project's potentially complicated nature, it is essential that you leave it to skilled technicians. Our IICRC-certified team knows what areas of the home become salvageable and what must be removed. Additionally, we always work to:

  • Mitigate the damage by halting the flow of water. Removal of the water in your home cannot start until we locate the source and stop it. It might be possible to shut off the main water line to your home, but any extensive damage situation may call for the help of local emergency services to have it turned off.
  • Draining any visible water quickly. Addressing pockets of water is vital as we try to limit the amount of secondary damage. We can use pumps or wet vacuums to drain water from the home. To remain safe, we take note of any utility lines and ensure that electricity to the zone has been turned off to avoid injury.
  • Locate and remove any non-visible water. Once we have extracted any visible standing water, we take the extra steps to check for hidden moisture and measure relative humidity levels throughout your home. Hidden moisture can bring on mold formation that then may damage your home's structure. Water also migrates into cracks and crevices as it follows along a path of least resistance.

What if the Water Contains Sewage?

Whenever there is a situation when water removal includes sewage, also known as black water, our team handles it differently versus a regular water extraction and dry-out.

  • Black water is grossly contaminated, meaning that it often brings with it pathogens, parasites, viruses, and diseases. Due to its nature, our team is diligent about working carefully and cordoning off zones in your home as we work to inhibit cross-contamination.
  • All of our technicians wear protective clothing and gear for our safety and yours. This includes protective suits, gloves, sealed boots, masks/eyewear, and shoe coverings. This helps prevent contaminated droplets from coming into contact with the mouth, nose, skin, and eyes.
  • If we test the water and the level of contamination is very high, we will need to dispose of porous building materials that have become saturated. This includes carpeting, padding, and drywall. Once the porous materials get removed, we clean the area thoroughly, sanitize it, then replace it with new materials.

In addition to the concerns regarding contact with black water, we also consider airborne hazards and work to improve indoor air quality (IAQ). Best practices for a black water removal situation call for air scrubbers with HEPA filtration to pull contaminants from the home's air. 

With any water restoration job, your interior must get cleaned up properly. You can rest assured in knowing that your home is Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, and we take the time to sanitize and deodorize all surfaces with the help of EPA-registered cleaning agents. 

SERVPRO of East Naples is the team to call when you want expert water removal 24 hours a day, seven days out of the week. Call us at (239) 352-8300, and we will send out a crew to get to work as soon as possible.

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