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Our Experts Explain The Importance Of The Drying Process In Your Watertown Home

9/14/2019 (Permalink)

Water damage due to flooding in house “Like it never even happened.”

Why SERVPRO Cleans Up Flood Damage Before Starting The Drying Process In Watertown Properties

It is impossible to prevent all emergencies from affecting your Watertown property. Keeping your family safe during and after an unexpected event becomes crucial. We can help make things less stressful for your family while we work on making your residence safely habitable again.

Wanting to maintain the highest efficiency from our remediation efforts when working on your flood damaged home in Watertown is why we perform specific tasks in a specific order. For example, if we used air movers to start drying out the house's interior with high levels of contamination, we would risk spreading microbes into other areas. Not only that, but these stronger air currents would also most likely increase the number of microbes in the air.

Because we do want to restore dry conditions in your home, we work as quickly as we can in a safe manner. Our mitigation, remediation, and restoration work initially requires us to mist a disinfectant on all surfaces. However, this does not kill microbes without coming into contact with them. Anything hidden inside or underneath escapes this initial application.

Another reason we do not start circulating the air from the start of our restoration work is that we do not need to dry materials that became damaged. We only need to remove them and dry the materials that do not require replacing. By extracting carpet and other destroyed flooring, soaked drywall sections, saturated wiring, and furniture with swollen particleboard frames, we decrease the overall drying time needed by a significant amount.

While we might start 'late' with drying things, we still finish on schedule. We also eliminate the possibility of stirring up dust and microbes that can increase the length of time that cleaning up takes us. Obstacles that might have otherwise interfered with the air currents from our air movers get cleared away during cleaning and removal of debris.

The manner that SERVPRO of Jefferson County uses to carry out remediation, mitigation, and restoration work also helps make a stressful and chaotic situation take less time to get back under control. We work diligently so our customers in Fort Drum, Adams, and Carthage can soon put flooding and storm-related disasters behind them, “Like it never even happened.” Call us at (315) 777-8377, and our knowledgeable specialists can start the work needed soon after.

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