Four Technician Certifications Used in Mitigation of Flood Damage
Let a SERVPRO technician help you with your flooded Colorado home.
The treatment of flood damage in a home needs to happen as soon as possible after a water intrusion in the house. It is far better to engage a professional restoration services company with the training and equipment to locate water that has migrated into sheetrock or within walls to ensure adequate water removal and cleanup occur to limit the chances of mold development.
There are many levels of training in the restoration sciences that SERVPRO team members undergo. Several of those certifications specifically assist in better outcomes for Colorado Springs homes with flood damage.
At the beginning of the restoration efforts, our certified Water Damage Restoration Technicians perform tests to discern the category of flood water in the home (clean, gray or black) and deploy the appropriate extraction methods to remove as much moisture as possible.
Team members certified as Carpet Cleaning Technicians know how clean and use unique configurations to dry and disinfect carpeting affected by rainwater. If groundwater has saturated carpeting or large area rugs, our technicians cut them into strips after water extraction in preparation for removal from the property as a water loss.
When the drying phase begins, our certified Applied Structural Drying Technicians use the science of psychrometry to dry structures and contents quickly. We try to disrupt the home as little as possible and when feasible, dry home furnishings in place, often raised on blocks to stop the possibility of stain from wood leaching into the carpeting. Next, we deploy our air movers and dehumidifiers in tandem to raise and port away excessive moisture until we reach preset drying goals.
Since mold spores occur naturally both indoors and outdoors, excessive moisture from flood damage can cause spores to germinate. Our certified Applied Microbial Remediation Technicians know the signs and conditions necessary to sustain mold colonies. They scope affected areas to determine the mold infestation potential and clean them using antibacterial solutions as well as antimicrobial sealers to inhibit mold growth.
SERVPRO of Northern Colorado Springs / Tri-Lakes knows how to turn back the clock on flood damage. Call our certified technicians 24/7 at (719) 434-4626, and we can make water loss "Like it never even happened."
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