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Hillsdale Home Having a Water Problem? Call SERVPRO for Advice and also for Removal and Restoration Services

9/10/2019 (Permalink)

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Tips for Performing Water Cleanup in Your Hillsdale Property

The sight of standing water in your kitchen, dining room, living room, or even the bedroom can be stressful. Water does not belong there. If you do not take care of this problem quickly, you may incur unimaginable losses within a short time. In the event of a water loss incident, you can take the following steps to clean up your residence.

Observe safety

Before you start performing water cleanup in your Hillsdale home, take precautions to ensure safety. Switch off the power to prevent the risk of electrocution if the water is pooling around outlets or appliances. You should also wear rubber gloves to protect your hands.

Remove the water

You can remove the water using mops or a shop vac. Remove as much water as possible to speed up the drying process. Consider hiring a professional water damage restoration company like SERVPRO to help you out. We have powerful water extraction equipment such as portable pumps and wet/dry vacuums. We can use them to remove water from your carpets and hardwood floors effectively and quickly, perhaps saving your efforts and possessions.

Dry the affected areas

Drying your home after a water intrusion incident is best done by professionals because the typical fan may not remove all the moisture. Dampness can cause secondary damage to your home. The moisture enables the growth of fungi which can cause wood rot. Paint and plaster can deteriorate, and wallpaper can loosen. Our technicians can use industrial-grade air movers and dehumidifiers to dry the floors, walls, and other surfaces in your home thoroughly. We also use thermal imaging cameras to inspect and monitor the moisture in building materials. If the water pooled on your carpet, our technicians can use moisture sensors to detect moisture in the carpet and pad. Moisture sensors have sharp probes that can penetrate through carpets and padding to determine if there is moisture in the subfloor underneath.

Disinfect and deodorize

Regardless of the cause of the water intrusion, it is essential to disinfect your home to kill bacteria that the standing water might have spread. Microbes are present in any water damage, be it black, gray, or clean water. They may proliferate and cause one category of water damage to deteriorate into a more contaminated category. Our SERVPRO crew can use antimicrobial products to sanitize the affected areas. Your home may also have bad scents after a water intrusion incident. We can use equipment like hydroxyl machines, air scrubbers, and Vaportek units to remove the offensive odors. We understand how odors spread through water, and we can eliminate them.

If you need help to restore your Paramus, Westwood, or Washington Township home after water damage, contact SERVPRO of Paramus at (201) 445-5588. We are available 24/7 and can respond quickly to your emergency.

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