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Use of the Right Equipment for Safe Water Removal from Affected Fort Myers Homes

1/31/2020 (Permalink)

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Quick Response to Water Damage Can Reduce Loss In Your Fort Myers Home

The main issue usually evident after water damage incidents is financial loss. However, such incidents create other problems, too, including creating conditions that affect safety in the home. When removing water from affected properties, SERVPRO strives to address these issues, especially by using the right equipment. We do this by evaluating the loss site to ensure we pick the appropriate tools for the prevailing conditions.

Safe for the structure

When performing water removal from affected Fort Myers homes, there is a need to safeguard the structure. Structure safety can be compromised by factors such as deep, water intrusion that remains unaddressed for some time. Our SERVPRO technicians use advanced scoping equipment, including thermal cameras and penetrative moisture meters, which have different capabilities of identifying moisture within the structural elements, thus halting further deterioration. Water removal may also involve demolition. It is possible to damage vital utilities in the structure, including ducts and cables, depending on the type of equipment used. Sometimes, choosing manual tools instead of powered ones helps guarantee when opening up a sensitive area.

Fast Results

Speedy water removal helps in many ways, including limiting chances of microbial growth or accidents such as slipping on wet surfaces. Different types of equipment, including high-speed pumps, truck-mounted water extractors, and weighted extractors, can help remove water from the structure speedily. However, we must choose equipment appropriate for the conditions at the loss site to complete the process safely. Sometimes, it is not the equipment that matters, but the accessories they are fitted with. For example, when extracting water from carpeted areas and hard surfaces such as wooden floors, our SERVPRO technicians have to fit the extractor with squeegee and carpet wands to match the surface.

Safe for the occupants

Some processes involved in the water removal process can cause issues that might affect the health of the occupants. For example, using air movers and dehumidifiers to dry excess moisture might aerosolize contaminants. Our SERVPRO technicians set up air filtration devices with layered filters, including primary, pleated, and HEPA filters.

Water loss can expose homeowners to several risks. Call SERVPRO of N. Ft. Myers / Punta Gorda at (941) 575-5910 to help. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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