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What Are Some Essential Tips For Protecting Your Tiffin Property From Water Damage?

8/16/2023 (Permalink)

You take good care of your property, maintaining roofing, windows, siding, sewer, drainage, and foundations so that water damage won't wreak havoc on your Tiffin property. Maintaining your location is one of the most important things you can do to protect your home or business property. However, disasters do happen - and you may need help.

Water damage can be a nightmare for any home or business owner. Even after the water has subsided, you're left with damp materials and belongings that need attention - and in some cases, expertise is required to save them. 

Severe water damage can be dangerous, as well, if the water is contaminated or if it has caused structural damage. Engaging professional help is another critical step to take in protecting your Tiffin property from water damage. 

What Will SERVPRO Do First When Helping Me Handle Water Damage?

When responding to a water damage emergency, we begin with a detailed inspection of your home or property, including a damage assessment. At this stage, our professionals are trying to determine the damage's scope so we can develop an appropriate action plan.

Identify and Stop the Water Source

We will check for the source of moisture in your home or business. The source must be stopped before any restoration or drying of the building can be successful.

Identify the Type of Water

We will identify the category and classification of water damage to ensure our professionals restore your property based on industry guidelines. The water contamination level will affect the specific restoration processes we use.

  • Category 1: "Clean Water"
  • Category 2: "Gray Water"
  • Category 3: "Black Water"

Survey the Extent of the Water Damage and Inspect the Premises

We inspect and test to determine the extent of damage and how far the moisture has traveled to ensure proper and complete restoration. In addition, we will check for safety concerns that may be evident. If there are any safety issues like lead or asbestos, please bring them to our attention.

Move or Block Furniture

We move furniture, property contents, and block items to help prevent rust or furniture stains on wet carpets.

What Will SERVPRO Do To Remove Water From My Tiffin Property?

After the inspection and damage assessment step, the water extraction process begins, removing most of the water. We use powerful pumps and truck-mounted vacuum units to quickly remove hundreds or thousands of gallons of water from your property.

Move-Out / Pack-Out

If your home requires extensive restoration or cleaning, SERVPRO of Huron & East Seneca Counties can organize an efficient move-out to protect your belongings from further damage.

Emergency Water Removal

Our highly trained technicians will begin the water removal process almost immediately. Depending on the amount of water, we may use powerful submersible pumps and industrial-strength wet/dry vacuums. Removing most of the water helps reduce drying time and helps prevent secondary water damage and mold and bacterial growth.

Inspect the Carpet Pad and Carpet

We inspect the carpet and pad and determine if they should be removed to protect the subfloor.

Water Removal Equipment

  • Moisture detectors, hygrometers, and other meters measure the extent of moisture saturation.
  • We may use infrared cameras to find "hidden" water behind walls and ceilings.
  • Submersible and gas-powered pumps are used for the continuous pumping of high-level water.
  • Truck-mounted and portable extraction units perform efficient water removal.

The SERVPRO of Huron & East Seneca Counties team is your water damage remediation solution! Learn more about our drying and dehumidification process here

In addition to water damage remediation, we handle fire and storm damage, mold remediation, and more. 

Contact us for all your home and commercial restoration needs. 

This franchise is independently owned and operated.

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