Advanced Technology and Techniques
Everyday there are new advances in technology. Over the past few decades, our industry as seen advancements through many new techniques and more efficient equipment. These outstanding advancements have pushed our team here at SERVPRO of Englewood/East Littleton to become a more reliable and more efficient restoration team!
An industry governing body the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) is one who sets reasonable standards for not only cleaning but also restoration. They have a guide, the S500 Water Damage Guide, it provides a very specific set of standards. This guide incorporates the high level fields of psychrometry. This is the study of temperature and relative humidity and how manipulating these two to ultimately remove the moisture in a safe and effective manner.
Moisture Detection and Measurement Equipment
Scientific drying principles rely upon specialized equipment to detect, measure, and monitor a property’s moisture levels. Recent advances, like infrared cameras, can help us detect water through a wall, ceiling, or floor.
- An infrared camera may be used to identify water location for thorough water removal.
- Sensitive moisture detectors, hygrometers, and other meters measure the extent of moisture saturation
Water Extraction Equipment
Powerful extraction equipment speeds the drying process by removing the bulk of the water from your home or business.
- Submersible and gas-powered pumps for continuous pumping of high-level water.
- Truck-mounted and portable extraction units perform efficient water removal.
Industrial strength air movers and dehumidifiers are needed to remove the remaining moisture from ceiling, walls, and floors of your home or business. Proper drying helps to prevent swelling and warping of floors, walls, and furniture.
- High-speed air movers causes moisture to evaporate at a faster pace
- Industrial grade dehumidifiers pull the water vapor from the air.
Odor Removal and Deodorization
Water and fire damage often causes powerful odors. The machines we use remove airborne contaminants and control the air quality during the restoration and cleanup process.
- Air scrubbers
- Thermal foggers and deodorization agents
Sanitizing Agents, Germicides, and Anti-Microbial Treatments
The use of OSHA-approved cleaning agents may be needed to clean and remove odors and/or contaminants on your property.
- Deodorization products control odors from excessive moisture.
- Disinfection products stop the growth of bacteria, fungi, mildew, and other harmful microorganisms.