Water Damage Overview
Water damage can be deceptive. Water penetrates into structural cavities creating trapped pockets of saturation. The detection of water in these areas can often only be discovered with sophisticated moisture detection meters, and undetected moisture will continue to cause damage and furthermore, odors. Greater damage will happen when materials further deteriorate to where costly repairs are required.
More than just removing excess water, IICRC-certified restorers have the knowledge and equipment to further dry a home or facility (including substructure materials) completely back to pre-loss conditions. Through timely response and the careful monitoring of water damage, mold and other health issues can be prevented. Also, if water damage has been present too long, mold will occur.
As IICRC-certified professionals, we have the training and experience to identify moisture sources, evaluate mold growth (visible or suspected), contain damage, remove contamination and dry materials to ensure that mold will not return.
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Safe Flood Cleanup Tips
Before entering a building where flood damage may have occurred, make sure it’s safe: check for electrical hazards and structural damage, and use proper protective gear like boots, gloves and respirators. Also, before you start any construction or repairs, check for common hazardous materials like lead paint and asbestos, which may require help from professional and state-licensed contractors.
Sewage Back-Up Tips
Sewage is one of the most dangerous substances to enter homes or buildings. It also contains fungi, bacteria and viruses, many of which are disease-causing. Unfortunately, many people fail to understand the hazards that sewage presents, especially for the very young or very old, or for those with compromised immune systems or respiratory problems.
Why Use An IICRC Certified Technician
Professional restoration technicians understand the need for quick response. Immediate remediation is key to controlling any escalating costs. The longer the remediation is delayed, the higher the cost of restoration. Certified restorers have the knowledge to test materials and apply the restoration techniques required to return the items to their pre-loss condition. Look for the IICRC logo to verify IICRC certification.
- IICRC Certified Firm – Company Number 185532
- State of the Art – Moisture Meters & Hygrometers & Thermal Imaging Cameras
- Water Extraction – Xtreme Xtractor’s & pump out equipment
- Dehumidification – LGR’s and Desiccant dehumidifiers
- Heat Drying – Drastically reduces dry-time (Bed Bug remediation)
- HEPA air scrubbers – Captures virtually all removable airborne particles
- Air Movers – State of the art Axial and Centrifugal air movers
Call Us Today!
Whenever water damage has occurred in a home or building, if left untreated it may lead to mold problems, which can cause further damage and pose health risks. Call Absolutely Dry today at (219) 465-9339 or 866-324-9300 and let us inspect the water damaged areas in your home or office and assess how we can help you get your property back to the way it was before the damage occurred.