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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

SERVPRO's Advanced Technology for Restoration Needs

10/19/2023 (Permalink)

When it comes to the restoration process of a home or a business, you need the best and most advanced technology to get the job done accurately and successfully. With that said, the past few decades has seen a rapid advancement in the technology and techniques in the restoration industry. These advancements allow SERVPRO of Hoboken/Union City professionals to restore a property back to preloss condition quickly, reliably, and more effectively.

The Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) sets practical standards for restoration cleaning. The IICRC S500 Water Damage Guide is a specific set of practical standards that incorporate the field of psychometry, which involves the manipulation of temperature and relative humidity to remove moisture and dry a property quickly and effectively.

With that said, let's get into the advanced equipment that SERVPRO Team Harvey uses during the restoration process of water damage.

Moisture Detection and Measurement Equipment

Scientific drying principles rely upon specialized equipment to detect, measure, and monitor a property's moisture levels. Recent advances like infrared cameras, can help us detect water through a wall, ceiling, or floor. These cameras may be used to identify water locations for a thorough water removal. Sensitive moisture detectors, hygrometers, and other meters measure the extent of moisture saturation.

Water Extraction Equipment

Powerful extraction equipment speeds the drying process by removing the bulk of the water from your home or business. Submersible and gas-powered pumps are used for continuous pumping of high-level water and truck-mounted and portable extraction units perform efficient water removal.

Drying Equipment

Industrial strength air movers and dehumidifiers are needed to remove the remaining water from ceilings, walls, and floors of your home or business. Proper drying helps to prevent swelling of warping floors, walls, and furniture. High-speed air movers cause moisture to evaporate at a faster pace and industrial grade dehumidifiers pull the water vapor from the air.

Odor Removal and Deodorization

Water and fire damage often causes powerful odors. The machines we use remove airborne contaminants and control the air quality during the restoration and cleanup process. We use air scrubbers and thermal foggers, as well as deodorization agents.

Sanitizing Agents, Germicides, and Antimicrobial Treatments

The use of OSHA-approved cleaning agents may be needed to clean and remove odors and/or contaminants on your property. We use deodorization products that control odors from water damage and disinfectant products to stop the growth of bacteria, fungi, mildew, mold, and other harmful microorganisms.

Water Damage Restoration

Whether you're dealing with plumbing issues that caused water damage, a bad storm that caused flooding, or any other reason that led to water in your home, we're here to help. Every water disaster is different, from the amount of water to the level of contamination of the water. Each scenario requires a unique solution, however, the general process stays the same. The steps below illustrate our process for the "typical" water damage emergency.

  • Emergency Contact
  • Inspection and Damage Assessment
  • Water Removal/ Water Extraction
  • Drying and Dehumidification
  • Cleaning and Repair
  • Restoration

Fire Damage Restoration

Since each smoke and fire damage situation is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions. When various materials burn, the soot and residue they create differs greatly and requires a specific cleaning procedure. The steps listed below is the process for a "typical" fire damage restoration.

  • Emergency Contact
  • Inspection and Fire Damage Assessment
  • Immediate Board-Up and Roof Tarp Service (if needed)
  • Water Removal and Drying (if water damage is present)
  • Removal of Smoke and Soot from All Surfaces
  • Cleaning and Repair
  • Restoration

Mold Remediation

Like water damage and fire damage, every mold infestation is different, from the amount of mold to the types of materials affected. The steps below show our process for a "typical" mold remediation infestation:

  • Emergency Contact
  • Inspection and Mold Damage Assessment
  • Mold Containment
  • Air Filtration
  • Removing Mold and Mold-Infested Materials
  • Cleaning Contents and Belongings
  • Restoration

The Bottom Line

The bottom line is, SERVPRO Team Harvey of Hoboken/Union City is a team full of experienced professionals that know what they're doing and know how to take care of every situation. Whether you have water damage, fire damage, mold, storm damage, or anything else - we can be there immediately to help with any emergency you have. We not only have the right personnel, but the right advanced equipment and technology to do so.

About SERVPRO Team Harvey

SERVPRO of Hoboken/Union City is proudly owned by Lance and Jennifer Harvey - a husband and wife duo that owns three other SERVPRO locations, including SERVPRO of Lower Manhattan, SERVPRO of West Somerset County, and SERVPRO of Aberdeen/Holmdel.

If you have an emergency, we're here to help. We understand the stress and worry that comes with a fire or water damage and the disruption it causes your home or business. Our goal is to help minimize the interruption to your life and quickly make it “like it never even happened.”


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