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SERVPRO Offers Reliable Gaithersburg Water Restoration

3/10/2024 (Permalink)

IICRC logo IICRC-certified SERVPRO technicians restore water damaged homes in Gaithersburg. "Like it never even happened."

Avoid Secondary Issues with Our Experts

When water floods your home from plumbing or appliance leaks, flipping the shutoff valve stops the immediate problem. Fluids drain away, leaving a false sense that the crisis is over. Before breathing a sigh of relief, consider the following: Water is incredibly corrosive and migrates inside the house, even if invisible. Ignoring wet building materials risks progressive deterioration and the potential for mold damage. 

Professionals Track and Remove the Water 

Trained technicians armed with specialized equipment deliver effective Gaithersburg water restoration. SERVPRO® meets the requirements with our Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC)-certified crews and state-of-the-art water removal and drying equipment. We start by tracing the path of the water with sensitive moisture detectors and, meters, and infrared cameras. Once we map out the affected areas, prompt water extraction prepares affected structures for drying: 

Extraction Staging 

  • Brooms and squeegees consolidate standing water. 
  • Controlled demolition tactics release fluids: weep holes for water-filled ceilings, baseboard removal with drilling openings, or sawing out sections of wet drywall (flood cuts). 
  • Extraction Implementation 
  • High-efficiency extractors suction liquids into backpack tanks (portable units) or truck-mounted tanks. 
  • Negative air pressure systems pull water from layered structures like flooring, facilitated by mats or baseboard-inserted hoses (into the previously drilled or cut holes), concentrating the suction action of truck-mounted extractors. 

Applied Structural Drying 

Drying is most effective after we extract as much liquid water as possible. Drying includes: 

  • Setting drying goals based on moisture levels of damaged materials compared to levels of unaffected materials in your home 
  • Configuring drying equipment to accelerate the evaporation of absorbed water, including axial fans and low-profile air movers (sometimes with heaters) 
  • Adding dehumidifiers to capture and contain the released water vapor from the airiic
  • Periodic monitoring of the process by skilled technicians who adapt the positioning and intensity of air moving and dehumidification equipment until reaching the goal moisture levels 

Set your mind at ease when you need help with water restoration. SERVPRO of Gaithersburg / Germantown, with cutting-edge equipment and trained technicians, is available 24/7 at (301) 973-6257.   

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