What Equipment Does Best Clean Up for Floodwater?
Calling SERVPRO for Flood Damage Ensures Your Stockton Home is Cleaned Quickly with Professional-Grade Equipment
Even if you try to be prepared for a flood, this is an emergency that leaves you stressed and confused. Knowing that you have a team of Stockton area professionals on your side to address your needs gives you peace of mind. Instead of trying to carry the burden of floodwater removal on your own, our trained technicians at SERVPRO come to the rescue with the latest technology and careful planning to execute the job. When all is complete, your interior ends up, “Like it never even happened.”
How Do You Begin the Loss Assessment?
We must have a total understanding of the flood damage in Stockton so that our crew can formulate a detailed plan for action. Our team works with you to determine the level of damage and conditions that may have been pre-existing. This thorough evaluation helps us streamline the cleanup and drying approach so that restoration efforts get focused on any contents or materials directly impacted by the water loss.
Why Call SERVPRO for Help?
We use tried-and-true methods for flood restoration. Everything we do to streamline recovery helps to save both time and money for our customers. Additionally, we work hard to reduce potential harm from microbial threats and the onset of mildew and mold. We also bring air movers, dehumidifiers, and other equipment to each water loss job to make everything go faster.
Is the Floodwater in My Home Dangerous?
Floodwaters bring a broad range of potential contaminants into your home that must be addressed with care and professional cleaning agents. Debris, silt, bacteria, and chemicals barely scratch the surface of what could be contained in the water flooding into your home. Our team works quickly to block off the flood loss to keep water from migrating as we begin the cleanup process.
• Powerful pump extractors mounted on our trucks allow us to pull up hundreds of gallons of water, including small debris.
• We treat the flood-loss zone using EPA-registered agents that lessen the potential of harmful contaminants spreading throughout the home.
• All of our crew wear personal protective equipment (PPE) for both our safety and to keep from tracking contamination from one room to the next as we work.
What are Air Movers and How Do They Work?
One of the most productive tools that we use for water loss projects is our air mover technology. These are high-velocity, centrifugal fans that optimize airflow, which then speeds up drying times in conjunction with our formula for appropriate humidity levels and temperatures in the loss zone.
Understanding Centrifugal Air Movers
Our inventory of equipment at SERVPRO includes hundreds of recovery tools, fans, and more. The centrifugal air movers produce concentrated air blasts that our team directs to specific points within the loss zone. Options include:
• Axial air movers: Great for use in open spaces, these air movers put out an immense amount of air. This helps to boost airflow throughout the impacted area while increasing evaporation. We often place these at exit points to help channel the moist air outside by way of negative airflow.
• Low-profile air movers: These low-profile models allow our crew to reach tight or challenging spaces that might be difficult to dry. We use these air movers for drying using carpet floating methods, and we also have several snout attachments that we can change out depending on the situation.
Can I Use My Dehumidifier?
We have industrial-strength desiccant dehumidifiers that we use in tandem with our fans and air movers to create the ultimate environment. Our unique formula for drying tells us how many fans and dehumidifiers to set up within the loss zone to amplify drying while also addressing the relative humidity levels.
What is a Controlled Demolition?
Materials impacted by harmful floodwaters must be removed and replaced to ensure safety and structural integrity. Drywall is porous, so our team uses flood cuts several inches above the waterline to remove all saturated materials. This also allows us to position our air movers to complete wall cavity drying, thus ensuring no hidden moisture gets left behind.
For cleaning up during the last phases of the project, our skilled technicians address residue and soil removal by wiping down all surfaces and cleaning any contents exposed to the standing water. We also remove and replace floodwater-saturated carpets and then deodorize your interior. Our Green Fleet carries a range of products and tools that facilitate easy cleanup and neutralization of foul odors, including ozone machines and thermal foggers.
Flood damage is no match for our trained team at SERVPRO of Stockton. To have a crew deployed to your location 24/7 for emergency assessment, call us at (209) 477-3090.