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How do Professionals Remove Water from Your Flood Damaged Fort Collins Home?

2/12/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage How do Professionals Remove Water from Your Flood Damaged Fort Collins Home? Flooding in any part of your home needs quick drying out services to prevent further damage and possible mold. Contact SERVPRO immediately.

SERVPRO Storm Damage Remediation Can Help Prevent Any Secondary Damages

Whether it is due to a storm, heavy rains or any other natural disaster, a flood can cause extensive damage to your home. The key to a successful restoration after flood damage is quick water removal and preventing secondary damage.

Thankfully, professional restoration experts can take care of your flood damaged Fort Collins home. SERVPRO technicians can start the mitigation process as soon as we hear from you. The process of flood damage restoration is a multi-step process that can take time and needs expertise. Here are some of the steps that professionals use to remove water after a flood.

Removal of the standing water
The first step is to get the floodwater out of your home. Various equipment can be used to get this job done depending on the amount of water that needs to be removed. If the water is not quickly removed, it can continue to cause corrosion and damage with each passing hour.

The equipment that is used to pump out the standing water is called an extractor. It is used to remove the excess water from the floors, carpets, and upholstery after flood damage. Extractors can be of varying sizes and capacities. While the technicians can use portable extractors for small amounts of water, larger volumes often require truck mounted versions.

Removal of the residual moisture  
Even after the standing water is removed, the residual moisture can continue to inflict damage. It is essential to get rid of this residual moisture by drying the contents of the flood-damaged home with proper equipment. The process of eliminating the excess moisture begins with the assessment of the amount of residual moisture remaining. SERVPRO technicians use various moisture testing equipment such as moisture meters and thermohygrometers to ascertain the level of the residual water.

The next step is to eliminate this excess moisture with the help of equipment such as dehumidifiers and air movers. The goal is to create a condition that allows rapid and efficient drying. The technicians establish a drying goal and work toward achieving it as soon as possible.

Call SERVPRO of Fort Collins today at (970) 493-6335 and schedule an appointment.

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