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Phases of Newington Water Damage Mitigation and Remediation

6/6/2022 (Permalink)

Equipment drying a water damaged floor Our industry-certified technicians in Newington are equipped with the latest water damage restoration equipment like the Injectidy System.

Research-Based Protocols Help SERVPRO with Effective Water Removal in Newington

Water damage in Newington poses a challenge for property owners. First, locating and then strategizing to eliminate the destructive moisture reliably delivers the desired results when following a research-based process. Trained technicians are vital during the evacuation of all excess water and follow up with applied structural drying to avoid secondary damage.

Who Establishes Best Practices for Restoration Professionals?

Newington water damage must resolve quickly to prevent progressive deterioration and secondary issues like mold and rusting of metal supports and fasteners. SERVPRO supports our managers and crew members through comprehensive coursework and hands-on opportunities from the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC). The IICRC is an international standards-setting and education entity, continually exploring and updating the most advantageous moisture control and elimination strategies.

What Causes Water Damage in Newington?

Homes and commercial businesses are loaded with appliances on all living and storage levels, threaded with plumbing lines, and protected from the elements with a broad range of exterior building materials. Damage from compromised waste or supply lines or winds and precipitation, as well as lack of upkeep, can destroy both the structures and contents inside a building when one or more of the following occur:

  • Burst pipes
  • Roof leaks from storms or delayed maintenance
  • Gutters and downspouts are missing, damaged, or improperly installed
  • Appliance malfunction

When your property experiences any of the above events, substantial quantities of water can spread and create adverse effects throughout building materials and contents.

How Does SERVPRO Approach Water Damage Scenarios?

An experienced IICRC-certified SERVPRO project manager arrives at your Newington property and assesses the circumstances. Although interventions might look similar from job to job, we must scope out your home or the commercial space layout. We need to identify any confined areas and recesses or cavities where fluid can hide. Mapping the location of utility lines and evaluating for hazards such as slip and fall, electric shocks, trapped fluids that could collapse structures, and exposure to toxic substances like asbestos or lead help us protect occupants and crews. Determining the level of contamination, Category 1 (least) and 3 (most), is critical. It must occur before emergency services begin. Once we control for the safety hazards, our technicians:

  • Secure exterior damage
  • Position submersible pumps, including trash pumps, for rapid removal of fluids deeper than two inches
  • Operate truck-mounted extractors and portable extractors to evacuate, contain, and dispose of as much liquid water as possible
  • Employ moisture detection and metering tools to trace the migration from the visible incursion sites and establish structural drying goals
  • Use advanced technology such as negative pressure Injectidry-systems and floor mats to pull moisture from multiple layers of building materials in floors and building cavities
  • Consider controlled demolition, including flood cuts between wall studs and punched weep or drilled/sawn holes to drain hidden water and improve airflow for drying

Does SERVPRO Perform Structural Drying Services?

Lingering moisture can fuel a mold infestation or promote continuing destruction of wet building materials. Drying with professional-grade equipment ensures that Newington water damage resolves completely. We use a scientifically-designed configuration of low-profile air movers, heaters, and dehumidifiers to accelerate the evaporation of excess moisture absorbed into structural components and fixtures. Our team monitors the drying process, periodically measuring the moisture content of affected materials and comparing it to the goals established earlier. Only when moisture levels reach the numbers of similar materials in non-damaged areas of your property, do we cease the drying process.

Have confidence that SERVPRO of Newington / Central Hartford is ready to provide fast and professional water damage restoration. Call (860) 667-9191for a reliable assessment and practical recovery plan.

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