WATER DAMAGE

Water Removal and Drying

With our vast knowledge, experience and the use of the industry's most effective equipment and techniques, you can count on us to quickly restore you to pre-loss condi-tion or better.

Whether your water damage situation is large or small, water extraction must be executed promptly and very thoroughly in order to prevent more severe problems from surfacing in the future, such as mold. The key to effective water removal is to start quickly and dry completely not just carpet and wall surfaces — but also framing, insulation, sub-flooring and other structural components behind the scenes.

We use moisture meters and infrared thermal imaging cam-eras to assess the degree of water penetration both at the surface and in the core of the structure. Based on the results of that assessment, our technicians then apply a variety of techniques and equipment to ensure complete drying with refrigerant dehumidifiers for smaller jobs, desiccant dehumidifiers for larger projects, Thermal Energy System for 1-day drying.

Helpful Tips Until Help Arrives Do

Do

  • Remove as much excess water as possible by mop- ping and blotting

  • Wipe excess water from wood furniture after removal of lamps and tabletop items

  • Gather loose items, toys, etc. from floors

  • Remove and prop up wet upholstery and pillow cushions for even drying

  • Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting

  • Turn air condition-ing on for maxi-mum drying in summer

  • Remove Oriental rugs or other col-, ored rugs from wet wall-to-wall carpeting

  • Move valuable paintings and art objects to a safe, dry place

  • Freeze valuable books and doc uments to retard mildew growth until drying can be per formed

Don't

  • Leave wet fab-rics in place; dry as soon as possible. Hang furs and leather goods to dry separately at room temperature.

  • Leave books, magazines or other colored items on wet car-pets or floors.

  • Use your household vacuum to remove water.

  • Use TVs or other household appli-ances while stand-ing on wet carpets, floors or wet con-crete floors

  • Turn on ceiling fixtures if ceil-ing is wet; be sure to keep out of rooms where ceilings are sagging from retained water.