Why Our SERVPRO Team is the Choice for Mississauga Water Damage
Mississauga, Water Losses, and Solutions?--Why SERVPRO, of Course!
Water loss incidents can often be one of the most typical service calls that our SERVPRO team receives for Mississauga homes and businesses. Understanding how quickly the situation can get out of control, we always strive to provide a fast and deliberate response no matter what time of the day or night these disasters take place. We have an experienced roster of technicians ready to utilize modern practices and advanced equipment and technologies to dry and restore damaged structures.
Water damage for Mississauga homes can vary considerably from one site to the next, from a pipe bursting after steep temperature drops to a leaking sink fixture that deteriorates kitchen cabinetry, what it takes to restore the disaster depends on the situation at hand. Before we can determine what personnel, equipment, and practices are necessary, the job hinges on the inspection and evaluation of our crew chief and project manager who scope the work to get done. This thorough assessment can help the customer, their home insurance provider, and our responding technicians know what is necessary to make water losses “Like it never even happened.”
Preparedness for Emergencies
Preparing for disasters before they happen is not guesswork, but a calculated response to the likelihood of water emergencies occurring as consistently as they continue to happen. So our SERVPRO professionals keep our inventory of recovery tools and advanced detection devices stocked year-round to address these emergencies as they happen. Having production vehicles ready to mobilize at the first sign of a disaster can shave hours off of response times and help to preserve and protect more of your damaged Mississauga property.
Staying prepared also involves maintaining the equipment that we use every day to restore and recover damaged homes and businesses. Our team cares for our inventory of tools and equipment through upkeep, cleaning, and repairs as necessary. Ineffective tools on a job site slow down production and prevent our team from accomplishing our goals efficiently.
Highly Qualified Technicians
Any restoration company can write up pamphlets or shoot commercials telling you that they are the best, but in the end, it comes down to more than talking. Our SERVPRO team does more than the bare minimum to produce qualified restoration technicians, and that starts with the training and coursework required for our professionals to obtain accreditation in their respective niches. The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) sets the industry standard for practices and technician education, which is why they are the chosen educator for our newly acquired talent and provide continued education coursework online and in-house to push our team always to be the best.
One of the first actions that our professionals must take when reaching a water loss incident is removing standing surface water from the scene. Pooling water can be a continual threat to exposed materials and contents. The standing water can also produce hazards like an electric shock or slip/fall concerns for those in the damaged area, so removing this surface water as quickly as possible is the priority for our responding professionals.
As part of our preparedness for water loss emergencies, our READY trailers stay stocked with our popular extractors, such as:
- Electric submersible pumps
- Gas-powered trash pumps
- Wet vacuums and wands
- thermal imaging devices
Depending on the severity of the situation, any of these extraction tools might get used on a restoration task. For substantial depths or widespread concerns, we also have truck-mounted extraction systems that roll out with our Green Fleet. These engine-driven water removal machines can continually pull water from the flooring of a home at 300 psi, allowing our SERVPRO team to move thousands of gallons from Mississauga properties within hours of arrival.
Removing the most pressing threats like standing water might be an obvious place to begin the mitigation process, but drying is less straightforward and simple. There are numerous tools used in the restoration of construction materials and contents after saturation has started. At the heart of the drying process, you find two main pieces of equipment:
High-velocity air movers are the cornerstone machine of evaporative drying techniques used in water damage restoration. There are two main types of these machines, allowing our technicians to direct heated, dry air at either direct points on a surface or item (centrifugal units) or to impact the totality of a water-damaged room (axial units.)
The use of air movers and other evaporative drying equipment increases the relative humidity and moisture content in the environment. Dehumidifiers like our desiccant and low-grain refrigerant (LGR) models can help to collect this moisture in the air to maximize drying.
While these two types of equipment are at the heart of drying processes in every Mississauga home or business, we also have other moisture removal tools and equipment to help in this process as well. A combination of these pieces of equipment can help to provide efficient and effective recovery of water-damaged properties. Beyond air movers and dehumidifiers, other drying equipment includes:
- Drying mats
- Positive pressure systems
- Negative pressure systems
Many of the water loss incidents that impact area structures can be a destructive force, requiring more than extraction and drying to resolve. As a full-service restoration team, our SERVPRO response includes both mitigation technicians and a capable crew of licensed residential contractors. These building trades professionals can help with both controlled demolition and reinstalling discarded materials once this stage gets reached in the restoration process. By offering reconstruction along with restoration, we can save customers time and money on the recovery that their property needs by streamlining the process.
Water losses can be a debilitating situation for many of the homes and businesses in the area. With the time-sensitive nature of these disasters, it is critical to get help as quickly as possible. You can reach our SERVPRO of North Mississauga rapid response team anytime that you need us by calling (905) 238-7376. We have skilled technicians and an extensive inventory of recovery tools to help.