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How We Prepare for Mississauga House Water Losses
Water losses are among the most common call-out that our professionals respond to for Mississauga homes, making it vital that our entire team stays prepared for these scenarios and how best to restore them. Our preparedness for these disasters is trifold, encompassing the extensive training that our technicians receive, the premier equipment used to recover damaged homes, and our availability when the disaster strikes.
With standing water threats in your home, water removal for Mississauga properties is a vital first step towards getting things back to preloss condition. By stocking trailers and service vehicles at our warehouse with hundreds of air movers, dehumidifiers, extractors, and cleaning products, we can stay prepared for nearly all water loss scenarios 24/7.
The first notice of loss (FNOL) is the point where our customers inform our team of an emergency. This initial information gets technicians moving and preparing for a departure. At the same time, our administration responds to this call to collect more vital information about the disaster and what damage already exists. The better prepared our professionals are when we arrive at your address, the quicker we can establish drying zones, and prevent further migration of water damages to unaffected portions of the property.
When our professionals arrive at the house, we can determine what tools are best for the water removal needs based on the extent of present damage.
Water removal is only part of the obstacles that our SERVPRO professionals face when restoring water losses to your home. Saturation and moisture in structural cavities, underneath the surface layers of materials, and in the environment must all get addressed as well. In this sense, water removal is one of the most considerable obstacles, as it means more than extracting standing water from the floors of your home.
There are many different types of tools that can help with facets of water removal, including extraction, evaporative drying, and construction solutions when direct restorative actions might be ineffective.
Choosing the right extraction machine starts with determining the severity of the standing water in your home. The choice for several feet of standing water, like a truck-mount extractor or a gas-powered trash pump, might differ from a wet vacuum or electric submersible pump used with lesser volumes.
Evaporative drying is a stable solution for managing water removal from materials and the environment. Centrifugal air movers are powerful machines that can direct a concentrated blast of heated air at a specific point or portion of a material to expedite surface drying. Axial air movers can also be useful for drying larger rooms and areas without a specific point of focus.
Once air movers have started water removal through evaporation, dehumidifiers play a role in collecting moisture in the environment and exhausting it outside of the structure. Depending on the conditions of the loss incident, including the temperature and location of moisture, water removal with dehumidifiers can either happen with our desiccant or refrigerant models.
Specialty Drying Tools
Weighted extractors can help with water removal from carpeted flooring, while other tools like drying mats can pull excessive moisture from wood planks. While every water loss scenario does not require the use of some of the specialty drying tools that our SERVPRO professionals have, we stay prepared for these water removal scenarios by stocking positive pressure systems, drying mats, weighted extractors, and negative pressure systems.
Cleaning up after water removal is another vital element to making a water loss incident “Like it never even happened.” Our professionals have an extensive assortment of potent cleaning agents and products that can help to remove residues, clear sediment, prevent staining in fabrics and flooring, and even address unsavory odors that might linger behind after a disaster. The application of these products can be instrumental in finalizing the efforts of water removal in your house.
We strive to provide our customers with more than just a fast response when they need it the most. Arriving quickly is not nearly as important as knowing what to do when you get there. Each of our water restoration technicians (WRT) has extensive training and accreditations through the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) to understand how best to serve a home in need of water removal services.
In addition to the rudimentary information necessary to provide skilled WRTs for water removal and recovery in your house, many of these same technicians have extended their knowledge in this niche of the industry with additional endorsements for Applied Structural Drying (ASD) and Applied Microbial Remediation (AMRT.) These additional certifications can offer practical solutions for water removal in structural elements, cavities, and inaccessible areas to make recovery more efficient. Remediation technicians can reduce the potential spread and development of mold colonies through the application of inhibitors and antimicrobial solutions to exposed framing and construction materials in the drying zones.
Experience also plays a significant role in water removal, cleaning, and even reconstruction that we can offer homeowners. Because substantial loss incidents can deteriorate drywall and other construction materials, water restoration for Mississauga homes often hinges on controlled demolition strategies. These efforts bolster the efficiency of drying and open up inaccessible areas for more focused water removal with light wands and wet vacuums. We have a full division of in-house contractors to oversee this controlled demolition and reconstruction once mitigation and restoration efforts have completed to dry and restore salvageable contents and structural elements.
Water loss incidents offer a finite timeline to protect and restore exposed materials and contents. Often, areas of your home where water removal or drying efforts have not started within 48 hours can experience irreparable damage and losses. Our SERVPRO of North Mississauga team of water restoration professionals can respond quickly to these emergencies with the premier equipment and experience to help. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster, and that begins when you first call our emergency response team at (905) 238-7376.