Water Extraction is a Cruicial Step in Water Remediation
When water damage strikes a home or business, the first step is to remove it as quickly as possible. This reduces the risk of permanent damage to floors (concrete and wooden), carpets and walls.
This is the process of using commercial vacuums and other specialized equipment to draw flood water trapped in fibers or in cracks between floorboards and concrete pads that standard pumps cannot reach. SERVPRO of Athens has extensive experience with the process and how to accomplish it quickly and effectively.
One of our specialties is to come in after extraction and use a series of heaters that are designed to dry carpet and wooden floors quickly but without causing burn or heat damage. This also helps to prevent the warping of floorboards caused by excess water or improper drying.
In addition to preventing physical damage, this process also reduces the risk of mold. With no standing water or a damp area to serve as a breeding ground, the odds of having hidden damage behind walls or beneath floors is greatly diminished. Remember that when you first start to smell a musty odor, mold has already begun growing somewhere in your home or business. That first whiff is when you should reconsider this additional process to augment simple removal.
Before that happens, you can also contact us for a free inspection of your facility. We have experts that will be able to help you to prevent water damage before the rain comes or pipes burst.
If you have had to deal with flooding or other water damage in your home or business and are concerned about possible damage, contact us here at SERVPRO of Athens at (706) 549-3366. We have a team of technicians that will be able to help with this and any other type of damage that you may be dealing with.