Columbus Water Damage Mitigation from SERVPRO
Water Restoration Procedure for Your Damaged Columbus Property
Whether it is your home or your business, Columbus properties can become considerably damaged by water loss incidents. As water spreads and saturates into materials, it becomes more and more challenging to overcome these effects and the degradation of structural elements with conventional approaches. Our SERVPRO of South Columbus professionals have the experience and industry-leading equipment to quickly respond to water loss emergencies with effective mitigation tactics and the expertise to restore your damaged property to preloss condition.
While no two Columbus properties are the same, the need for effective water damage extraction and drying efforts are universal. It has always been the focus of our team to provide fast response times amid crisis to minimize loss. This philosophy began with our experienced owner, Shawn Young, and continues through the drive and determination of every IICRC-certified technician representing our team by recovering commercial water damage as it happens. By maintaining our 24/7 response to emergencies and disasters, we can help to save you money and time.
We have all of the necessary equipment to complete mitigation, restoration, and even reconstruction fast, but all of the steps needed to restore your property following a water loss incident can take time to finish. Our experienced team has unique and extensive training in modern and efficient approaches for damage recovery and loss prevention, but it often can take several days or even weeks to fully dry out and restore damage your building has sustained even with our advanced machines and technology.
Understanding the process from the time that you make the first phone call about your emergency can help you to know what to expect. Each of these phases is a milestone in itself in the overall restoration of your property and takes the team closer to completing the project to meet or even exceed your high standards and expectations. We keep an active dialogue with our customers throughout the entire process, never leaving you guessing about the status of our recovery and restoration efforts for your business.
From the time that you first call to notify our team about a water loss emergency affecting your home or business, the rapid response team gets alerted immediately. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster. The vehicles of our SERVPRO of South Columbus Green Fleet stay stocked with the full measure of our mitigation and restoration equipment, leaving nothing to chance when our personnel roll out from our facility towards your address. Inside our production trucks, we have high-velocity air movers, desiccant and LGR dehumidifiers, weighted extractors, air scrubbers, ozone generators, hydroxyl generators, our injecti-dry system and drying mats, and a large assortment of cleaners, related equipment, and antimicrobial solution to help reduce the possibility of mold growth on saturated materials and contents. Our trained crew can erect special drying zones using flat lay poly sheeting to direct warm, humid vapor to the exterior of your commercial enterprise thereby reducing the overall drying time. Our business is to keep you in business.
Inspection and Assessment
Part of our responsibility upon arrival at your property is to assess the full scope of the damage to the facility. We can work to provide a full walkthrough of the building with you to take note of all affected areas, materials, and contents. We strive to be as thorough as possible in this phase, as it helps to make the estimations we provide more accurate both in total cost for restoration and the expected time to complete the project.
This assessment also allows our SERVPRO of South Columbus team to take photographic evidence of the present damage to submit to insurance providers if you intend to file a damage claim. In most cases, insurance adjusters already require a professional inspection and gathering of documentation and evidence, so we begin this process immediately upon arrival to prevent unnecessary delays in damage claim approval.
Extraction and Drying
It is critical for mitigation work to begin as promptly as possible, and for water damage situations, that often means extraction and drying efforts. With our extensive inventory of high-powered air movers and dehumidification equipment, our team can handle large loss incidents that affect broad areas of your business. Many of our machines can treat over a thousand cubic feet with a single unit, allowing us to manage vast damaged areas with these effective tools placed strategically. As efficient as these machines can be, however, total drying can sometimes take days to complete.
When water remains trapped in carpeting or other types of flooring, wall cavities, ceiling space, or other inaccessible areas, specialized equipment is necessary to address these concerns. Our SERVPRO of South Columbus professionals can use tools like our weighted extractor to force water from carpeting and subflooring materials or our injecti-dry system to force heated air through damp wall cavities, ceiling spaces, and flooring materials with minimal invasiveness.
Cleaning and Disinfection
Our SERVPRO of South Columbus team must address lingering threats from potential mold growth to bacteria in more dire water loss incidents once this drying stage completes. Disinfection often occurs on exposed structural elements like framing, studs, and beams that do not require replacement as drywall or other heavily saturated porous materials might. To prevent circumstances like mold growth, our professionals must utilize antimicrobial solutions and biocides that make contents, surfaces, and exposed materials uninhabitable to mold spores looking for a host material for colonization.
The satisfaction of our customer is vital to completing any water loss restoration project for a Columbus home or business. While it is essential to our team to provide fast service that minimizes costs and wait times for your business, it never comes with a compromise to the quality of our restoration or reconstruction work.
Our SERVPRO of South Columbus production manager can walk through with you, explaining all of the work that occurred in bringing your property back to preloss condition. We do not leave the work site until we can get assured of your satisfaction with our completed work. In addition to this vital final step, we must also often take final photographs and complete documentation to satisfy an obligation with the insurance provider overseeing the damage claim on the property.
Whenever disaster strikes in the form of a water loss incident in your building, you can trust our SERVPRO of South Columbus restoration specialists to respond quickly to protect your property from worsening conditions and increasing costs. Let us help you make it “Like it never even happened.” Give us a call anytime at (614) 863-1392.