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How Do Water Restoration Companies Locate Mendham Water Damage?

1/24/2022 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Uses Experience and Advanced Equipment Against Mendham Water Damage

Water damage within a Mendham home is not a situation that should rely on visuals. Once water enters a property via a burst pipe, sewer backup, or floodwater, it flows along the path of least resistance and rapidly seeps underflooring and wicks into walls. It is impossible to look at a vanity or kitchen cabinet and know the amount of water (if any) that has collected underneath.

Professional water restoration companies in Mendham, such as SERVPRO, rely on their training, experience, and multiple detection devices to determine the true scope of the cleanup area. The main focus is making sure the property owner is informed and understands what the techs are doing during each phase of the water mitigation service.

  • The service starts with scoping
  • Determining the water category and applying appropriate measures
  • Safety check to confirm the structure is sound

Basic Scoping Techniques

The technicians move rapidly around the structure and use their training for visual assessment and professional equipment such as infrared cameras, probes, and moisture meters. This beginning of the service quickly determines the areas of the property that need addressing first. If any sites need temporary repairs, those get done at this time.

Water Types and Categories

The technicians determine the source of the water damage and assign a category. For example, water from a pipe under a kitchen sink is not as hazardous as a sewage backup in the home, which spills contaminated water throughout the area. In cases where contaminants are present in the water, as determined through testing, the technicians treat the water to make the water safer to handle during extraction.

Safety First During Water Mitigation Services

The inspection to look over the property looks for possible dangerous situations such as sagging ceilings or floors too wet to hold the weight of a technician and their extraction equipment. In these cases, truck-mounted units with hoses may get used to ensure the floor does not collapse. The technicians carefully inspect baseboards, insulation, cabinets, crawlspaces, ductwork as needed, and more.

Mendham residents trust SERVPRO of Southwest Morris County at (973) 895-5000 among water restoration companies in the local area. The certified, trained techs are available 24/7 for any size and type of water cleanup service needed.

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