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We Discuss Materials Used During Our Restoration Process In Avon

9/25/2019 (Permalink)

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Understanding Materials Helps Resolve Flood Damage in Your Avon Home Faster

Flooding is unfortunate and costly to resolve when it affects your Avon property. Working fast to resolve a flooding situation is crucial because taking longer to fix the issue leads to unnecessary secondary damages. Although several factors determine the speed at which the restoration is done, understanding the materials involved can lead to a faster resolution. Fortunately, working with a professional like SERVPRO helps because training and experience help our technicians understand materials better.

Sometimes Water Bonds with Materials
Water removal is an integral part of solving flood damage incidents in Avon. The process itself involves different stages, such as extracting standing water and drying wet materials. Proper understanding of how water interacts with different materials can help conclude the process faster. In this regard, there are three types of water:

    •    Surface Water
    •    Free Water
    •    Bound Water

Surface water is what lies on the surface of a material and therefore readily pumped or wiped out. Free water is what materials absorb through contact. Bound water is the most complex and occurs when absorbed water becomes chemically bound with the cells of a material such as wood thus complicating removal. Our SERVPRO technicians address each situation easily using advanced equipment or processes. For instance, heating materials helps breakdown chemical bonds releasing bound water.

Wetness Leaves Some Irreparable Damage in Materials
Floodwaters spread all over the property affecting different materials. Some like drywall panels and some types of insulation are unsalvageable after contact with water because it compromises structural integrity among other problems. Our SERVPRO technicians remove such materials immediately we start the restoration instead of wasting time trying to clean and dry them, thus improving the turnaround time.

Contaminants Can Make Materials Unsalvageable
Floodwaters are a cocktail of contaminants including harmful chemicals and even biohazards. Contact with the water spreads such contaminants all over the property. Although it is possible to sanitize some materials after contact with floodwaters, heavy contamination affecting porous materials eliminates such possibility. Our SERVPRO technicians remove carpets, pad, and other porous materials for immediate disposal then focus on other cleaning tasks.

Restoring flood damage fast takes the right skills. Call SERVPRO of The Farmington Valley at (860) 675-4500 to help clean up and rebuild your Farmington, Simsbury or Canton property. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

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