Water Damage Professionals in Chagrin Falls
Before entering a home affected by water damage, make sure the electrical power is shut off. Exposed wires or plugged-in devices can electrocute people, resulting in major injury or even death. To protect against airborne contaminants, wear protective clothing from head to toe, including a vapor respirator, rubber gloves and eye protection. Also, wear thick boots that can withstand puncturing.
Professional restoration services can quickly identify what items in the home are compromised by water damage. Normally, anything that is porous may need to be discarded if it has been in contact with contaminated fluids. Items such as mattresses, box springs, pillows, particle board, carpet, padding can trap more moisture more than other materials and foster the growth of microbes.
Once professionals arrive at the building, they will be able to track down any pockets of excess moisture and remove them. Certified technicians can locate moisture by using equipment that measures the moisture behind tile and other materials that may not feel wet on the outside. If moisture is detected, the technicians will expose that area in order to start the drying process. Equipment will be placed, and moisture reading will be documented. Any debris will be removed and disposed of, to prevent further damage.
It’s important for a family to hire professionals that are certified through a reputable organization. SERVPRO of Geauga County specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke, or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.
For more information on water damage restoration in your area, please call us at (440) 564-7266 or visit: http://www.SERVPROgeaugacounty.com