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Our Technicians Explain Following Crucial Procedures During Our Water Damage Restoration Process In Lakeland

2/20/2019 (Permalink)

Call SERVPRO of Bartow / Lakeland Highlands at (863) 510-5962 to assist you.

Importance Of Following Proper Procedures During Water Cleanup In Lakeland

A simple water spill in your Lakeland home has the potential to balloon into a myriad of problems if not handled properly. Proper cleanup involves combining and balancing different procedures to get satisfactory results. We are IICRC certified in handling water-related emergencies, so we utilize highly effective methods.

Among the aspects that affect water cleanup in Lakeland is the source of the spill. Water from a burst main pipe or overflowing sink does not soil the affected areas or leave any debris, so cleanup mostly involves extraction and drying. However, if an appliance such as dishwasher or aquarium leaks, the water contains detergents or food remains which you must address during cleanup. Our SERVPRO technicians have the necessary water extraction tools including dry-wet vacs and other extractors. We also bring different cleaning tools including power washers and professional cleaning agents to deal with any soiling after a water spill.

Once the water spills, it seeps into different materials like carpets, floorboards, and drywall. The water might also seep into concealed spaces like cabinets, wall cavities and below baseboards. A thorough cleanup exercise should remove all the water to prevent problems like bad odors that might develop later. Our SERVPRO technicians apply different tools and techniques to remove the water. After detecting the level of migration using moisture meters or thermal cameras, we can opt for specialized equipment such as the injectidry system to remove the water. We also use techniques such as cutting venting holes to help reach the water.

Apart from addressing soiling and staining, cleanup should also help prevent microbial growth, which is likely to occur after the water spill. Fast extraction of standing water is the first weapon against microbial growth because, given enough time, bacteria and fungi develop even in clean water. Our SERVPRO technicians also use EPA-registered disinfectants including formaldehyde, phenols or alcohols depending on the specifics of the cleaning task.

When done correctly, cleanup should restore your Bartow, Arcadia or Highland City home to preloss state. Call SERVPRO of Bartow / Lakeland Highlands at (863) 510-5962 to assist you. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

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