Water damage repair and restoration requires advanced equipment and up-to-date techniques in order to be done quickly and efficiently. Having some information about the process and the steps likely to be taken by your water damage contractor can save you lots of money and trouble in the future.
Beyond drying and cleaning up water damaged properties, it’s important that any affected house or building is made safe for its inhabitants. This is why different types of equipment serving distinct purposes are used to restore damaged properties. Water damage restoration equipment Colorado Springs used includes:
Pumps / Submersible Pumps
Pumps are the big guns when it comes to water damage repair and restoration. These are used to extract water from flooded basements and water affected areas. Different types of dewatering pumps are used by water damage repair specialists, depending on location and the extent of flooding, but they all serve the same purpose, which is to draw water away from the house fast and effectively.
Air movers refer to industrial-powered blowers that get rid of dampness and moisture from surfaces. Professional grade air movers, also sometimes referred to as air blowers, generate high-velocity airflow that speed up evaporation and enable faster drying times.
Industrial dehumidifiers serve to effectively remove excess air moisture using metal fins that are cooled below the water damaged area’s dew point temperature. The fans move the air within the area, and the moisture is condensed into the chilled fins. The condensed water is collected in a tray or a basin.
Fogging equipment is used for removing unwanted odor caused by microbes following flooding or water damage. After the affected areas have been thoroughly dried and cleaned up, deodorizing procedures are then applied. Thermal foggers don’t mask odors but neutralize the source. They are specially effective in removing odor on water damaged furniture or carpet.
Air scrubbers are also essential equipment in water damage restoration. Professional grade air scrubbers draw in air from the affected space and pass the air through filters to get rid of contaminants, such as airborne debris, allergens, and mold spores.
In cases of sever water damage, high-pressure vacuum dryers may also be required in addition to the equipment mentioned above. These vacuums are used to dry floating floors and hard to reach cavities and voids within the affected areas.
Moisture detectors are handheld devices that are used to detect moisture in affected areas throughout and after the process of water damage repair. Also referred to as moisture meters, these are used by contractors such as Rare Restoration & Cleaning to ensure that structures are properly dried and that no voids or pockets have been overlooked.
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