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The Ultimate Guide to Water Damage Remediation in Your Germantown Residence

7/3/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage The Ultimate Guide to Water Damage Remediation in Your Germantown Residence Water damage remediation due to an overflowing bathtub can cause major headaches. Contact the professionals at SERVPRO today for help.

How to Deal With Water Damage Affecting Your Germantown House 

The road to recovery after water spill in a home is rarely straightforward. In most cases, one incident such as faulty appliance causes the loss, but the damages are widely distributed affecting several areas within the property. Involving professional water damage restorers can help in managing such distributed nature of the loss efficiently.  

Different types of stains can develop after water damage in your Germantown home affecting carpets, upholstery items, and even items with polished wooden surfaces. Stains are irritating because, even though they do not cause actual physical deterioration of the item, they diminish the visual appeal. This problem is even more pronounced for high-end items. Our SERVPRO technicians use different strategies to deal with stains and other problems left after a water loss incident. We do spot cleaning, which helps remove any settled stains from carpets. We also schedule stain removal before the affected item dries to prevent further settling. To deal with stains and patches affecting upholstery items, we wet the entire item during cleaning to prevent the formation of waterlines. 

Different materials forming the structure deteriorate after exposure to high amounts of water or moisture. Wood, which is used in different sections of the house, including floors and other surfaces in the house, can rot, warp or even crack depending on the period of exposure and the speed of extraction. Other materials like drywall and wood composite lose structural integrity. Our SERVPRO technicians help take steps that prevent or reverse the effects of water exposure. Moisture detection equipment such as moisture sensors and meters help us to establish the level of wetness in different materials. Thermal cameras, on the other hand, help us identify wet materials in concealed sections of the house. We usually bring a variety of moisture control equipment to a loss site including: 

  • Truck-mounted water extractors 
  • Portable water extractors 
  • LGR Dehumidifiers 
  • High-velocity air movers 

Water spills might lead to bad odors, which can originate from different sources, including stagnation, dissolved materials, or the products used during cleanup. Our SERVPRO technicians use different odor control techniques, including fogging, which vaporizes deodorizing agents, allowing deep penetration into materials neutralizing stubborn odors. 

To address all the problems that crop up after water loss incidents, call SERVPRO of Gaithersburg / Germantown at (301) 963-8474 to assist. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster. 

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How Our Extraction Gear Can Restore Your Water Damaged Germantown Home

5/23/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage How Our Extraction Gear Can Restore Your Water Damaged Germantown Home Our SERVPRO of Gaithersburg / Germantown professionals have the expertise and the equipment to make these damages “Like it never even happened.”

Extraction Gear For Substantial Water Loss In Germantown Homes

Water loss incidents can often leave standing water in areas of your Germantown home. Without the appropriate means of handling this situation, homeowners often struggle to address the concern fully, allowing moisture and dampness to persist without a full understanding of the extent of the damage. Pooling water and oversaturation can continue to be concerns in areas out of sight, affecting points like wall cavities, flooring, ceilings, and other structural elements or materials.

While most owners can immediately appreciate a need for water removal services in their Germantown home when incidents arise, some fail to see the urgency of the situation when they can begin drying and sopping efforts on their own. Our SERVPRO team has sophisticated devices to identify moisture content and saturation levels in materials and spaces, but also a wide array of extraction tools to remove standing water that water loss incidents can cause in the property.

We can appreciate how important the right tool is for the job, and that is why our technicians roll out from our facility with a sample of our full inventory of recovery equipment. We have multiple extraction units that begin with full-sized extractor trucks in the SERVPRO Green Fleet that can remove water at 300 psi. This approach is one of our most effective removal practices, but it is not always necessary for the location or severity of the water loss situation.

Portable options are among the most popular for getting standing water under control in your home after an emergency. We can quickly maneuver portable sump pumps and wet-vacs with extraction wands to address the lingering pooling water throughout the house and prepare the property for the drying solutions that must follow.

We have many different devices and machines that can help to get the most severe effects of a water loss incident under control quickly. Our SERVPRO of Gaithersburg / Germantown professionals have the expertise and the equipment to make these damages “Like it never even happened.” Give us a call anytime at (301) 963-8474.

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