How SERVPRO Takes Care of Your Water-Damaged Home | SERVPRO® of Clatsop, Columbia Counties
With most insurance-type disasters that befall homeowners, there’s one variable, and it’s outside factors, such as weather. Even with fire, most of the time there’s an immediate cause like a kitchen fire while cooking. But water damage can come either from without or within, and you almost never see it coming.
In fact, unpredictable water damage pains the lives of 14,000 unfortunate homeowners every day across the nation, and many of them reach out to SERVPRO when it happens. Should it ever happen to you, here’s the process you can expect.
Emergency Contact. As soon as you reach SERVPRO, you’re talking to an expert in recovery. We’ll ask some questions, and your answers will guide us to an understanding of the scope and nature of your water situation. Then we’ll settle on a time to come view it in person.
Inspection and Water Damage Assessment. We’ll arrive on site ready to get to work. The first task will be stopping any remaining water flow, then we’ll take a good look at the damage and determine our next steps. We’ll talk to you about any items we believe will need replacement, and any hazards in your home that may have resulted from the water damage.
Water Removal. We didn’t only bring warm bodies; we brought heavy machinery, too. Our powerful pumps will extract the water that’s causing you problems, no matter how many hundreds of gallons may be present.
Damaged Material Removal. Next we’ll dispose of those ruined items, to allow for ease of movement and faster drying of the remaining materials.
Cleaning, Sanitizing and Deodorization. We’ll scrub and clean all the surfaces and areas that have been doused, getting rid of the stains and odors water damage can leave behind. If your emergency is of certain types, there may be toxins or contaminants present, and we’ll take care of those too.
Drying. Next, we’ll go to work drying the place out to protect your surfaces from rot and mold, using high-powered HEPA vacuums to suck the excess moisture from every surface and dehumidify the atmosphere.
Monitoring. Every step of the way, you’ll have an expert on site, making sure each part of the job is done professionally and efficiently.
Repairs and Construction. Once everything is dried, cleaned and/or removed, we can perform the last part of the SERVPRO process, the restoration and reconstruction of affected areas. When you call SERVPRO, you’re getting a full-service solution—from flooded to finished.
When water damage strikes, make the call to SERVPRO for A-to-Z cleanup and restoration. We’ll make your damaged property look “Like it never even happened.”