Water Cleanup Process
Water damage is caused by many different sources, with varying degrees of potential danger and damage. With so many different materials and surfaces in any house, many homeowners wonder how SERVPRO® of Dearborn handles a large water damage cleanup. Our technicians are trained in controlling and repairing water damage in Dearborn area homes.
Identifying the Source and Water Type
The first step is properly identifying the water type and its source. Determining whether it is came from a storm, flood, sewer back up or burst pipe is important. Whatever the source, it must be stopped before we can begin working to restore the property. Depending on the source of the water, it is categorized as clean, gray, or black. Each type has its own unique safety and cleanup protocol.
Surveying Damage and Mold
Once we understand what type of water and its damage we have, our technicians search the home with moisture detection equipment to find out what has been affected. Additionally, we look for signs of mold growth to determine which issue is the most pressing.
Furniture and Water Removal
The next step is removing the furniture from affected areas, and pumping out water if necessary. Our industrial-grade machinery pumps water from the home with either a portable or a truck-mounted pump.
Drying and Odor Treatments
Once the water is removed we bring in commercial drying and deodorizing equipment. This ensures the affected area is dry thus preventing new mold growth and eliminating odors. Any affected furniture and household items like clothing is typically cleaned and dried at our facility. We can also store your items until all the repairs and renovations are complete.
Carpet Removal and Final Cleaning
If possible we try to save the carpet. In some fortunate cases we are able to dry, clean and sanitize the carpet and padding. In other cases, part or all of the carpeting in the affected area will need replacing. We will remove and dispose of any damaged carpet and padding. The removal of this allows us to be certain the sub-floor and wall bases are also dry and sanitized. Once your floor is resurfaced as you wish, we will return any of your items we may have stored for you.
About SERVPRO of Dearborn
SERVPRO® of Dearborn provides 24-hour disaster mitigation service. We specialize in the restoration of homes and businesses suffering losses from fire, water, soot, smoke, wind and storm damage. Our locally owned and operated 24/7 response team is just a phone call away. 313-359-3457