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SERVPRO, Look No Further for Chandler Water Loss Cleanup and Mitigation

4/8/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage SERVPRO, Look No Further for Chandler Water Loss Cleanup and Mitigation SERVPRO Has the Drying and Restoration Solutions for Water Loss to Chandler Businesses and Homes

Understanding Why Water Damage in Chandler Needs Professional Attention

Water is essential in any home or business in Chandler. We use it for drinking, cleaning, recreation, landscaping, machine operation, and many other reasons. As long as it remains where we expect and intend it to be water creates a comfort-filled ambiance and results in few ill effects.

When the life-giving fluid breaks free from the systems or spaces intended to contain and conserve it in Chandler, water damage can result. Plumbing fails, appliances malfunction. Even in our dry, desert climate, brief and fierce storms also can cause water losses during the monsoon season that expose both commercial and residential property to flash flooding with devastating results.

Timelines are Short

Although you might consider attempting to manage cleaning up after water damage strikes your property on your own, failing to seek out professional help is likely to make matters worse. The window of opportunity to clean up after a water loss is brief. Mold damage can develop in as few as 24 to 48 hours. Every moment that structural components and personal possessions are wet they weaken and dissolve. Our scalable crews are familiar with water mitigation best practices. Each manager and technician is well-trained and equipped, able to begin work immediately on the many tasks needed to remediate water damage as a coordinated team. A property owner’s solo effort cannot compete with the SERVPRO of Chandler South team’s speed and task coverage.

Answers for Accelerated Structural Damage

Most conventional building materials are susceptible to rapid deterioration when exposed to water. Drywall, wood framing, trim, floors, ceiling tiles, and insulation all absorb water quickly, swelling, crumbling, and distorting as the moisture expands the cellulose fibers making up the materials. SERVPRO of Chandler South’s professionals learn strategies to halt the structural water damage swiftly during IICRC coursework and on previous jobs.

Professional Equipment Delivers Results

SERVPRO of Chandler South technicians follow proven protocols and have industrial grade equipment ready at hand. When we arrive at a water damage scenario our signature green vehicles contain high-efficiency pumps and extractors as well as advanced thermal scanning and moisture metering tools. After our project manager lays out a remediation plan, our technicians get right to work, no delay necessary. Standing water of more than two inches pumps out, and then powerful wanded extractors remove residual moisture settled in cracks and crevices. Even water soaked through several layers of hardwood flooring evacuates when we use floor mats connected to a negative pressure system.

Multiple Certifications Support Comprehensive Restoration

Our team continuously enhances its knowledge base, and SERVPRO management encourages technicians to acquire additional IICRC certification. If water damages carpeting, for example, a property owner might believe the only answer is removing and replacing the soaked expanse of interwoven fabric. Our technicians master the skills needed to clean and dry carpets in place, providing an alternative to the expense of buying and installing new floor covering. The crew takes great care to avoid delamination, stretching, and tearing of the carpeting during the many passes with a weighted wand needed to extract the water completely.

Training and Experience Build Confidence

Sometimes water damage remediation requires bold decisions. Water trapped behind walls or in the cells of building materials like cinder blocks can harbor microbial growth and contribute to progressive, yet hidden harm. SERVPRO managers review thermal scans and moisture readings, leading to controlled demolition like flood cuts in drywall or hole drilling in mortar joints to release and provide access to the fluids and moist cavities. A home or business owner does not have the training or context to complete this type of limited structural adaptation or partial removal to remove the last vestiges of standing water and rapidly reduce moisture levels.

Limitations of DIY Drying

Throwing open windows and doors is the usual advice a property owner hears from neighbors, family, and friends when you have water damage in Chandler, AZ. The theory is opening up the building speeds drying. Although the increased flow of air might help, structural drying typically needs enhancement. All levels and spaces of residential and commercial buildings do not necessarily feature windows and doors that provide cross-ventilation. Extreme weather and other climate conditions affect how thoroughly and quickly breezes blowing through spaces dry out substantial residual moisture. Under some circumstances with extremely high humidity levels, opening up the structure to the exterior elements can induce "inside rain."

Psychrometry: The Science of Drying

SERVPRO technicians complete research-based training on applied structural drying, known formally as psychrometry. When water damage soaks into building materials, it remains locked in until forced out by the laws of physics. Wet moves to dry, and the trapped liquid travels to the air as vapor when our team adjusts air movement, temperature, and interior humidity to force the issue. As the absorbed water vaporizes our desiccant or evaporative dehumidifiers remove it from the air and contain it, readying it for disposal. Our service trucks carry the high-power air movers, heaters, and dehumidifiers needed, again avoiding delay as the water mitigation process continues.

The Case for Pack-Out of Contents

Water damage does not respect the function or importance of your household or business full of furnishings, documents, electronics, and various other possessions. SERVPRO offers a place to sort, evaluate, clean, dry, and restore items offsite at our production facility. We use the detailed Content Claim Inventory Service (CCIS) to keep track of room after room of water-logged items. Lists, digital pictures, and bar-coding are all used to ensure we keep your property accounted for through the process, including post-restoration storage in secure climate-controlled spaces in the Chandler, AZ area.  

SERVPRO of Chandler South production technicians possess the training and skills to arrange for freeze-drying of pictures and documents, laundering and dry-cleaning of clothing and window treatments, toys and other “soft item” rehabilitation, and controlled drying of furnishings in smaller, negative pressure sealed spaces within our larger warehouse. At your property, the exodus of the water damaged contents allows for streamlined water removal and drying. When your building is ready, we carefully return the clean and dried pack-out inventory "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO of Chandler South has an answer for all of your water damage concerns, residential or commercial. Hand over this specialized restoration job to the professionals. Our managers and technicians are just one phone call away at (480) 895-4670, answered 24/7.  Visit Chandler’s Public Works page for ideas as well.

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