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The 6 Step Process for Water Remediation

8/17/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of East York is faster than any sized disaster!

A water leak can quickly cause a significant amount of damage to your residential or commercial property. This is especially true if the leak has gone undetected for a long period of time. If you have water damage, you need fast and dependable service to get the mess cleaned up! That's where SERVPRO comes in... Below is our 6-step process for water remediation:

Step 1 - Contact:
If you know the contact information for your local SERVPRO, contact them first! If you don't know which SERVPRO is closest, contact SERVPRO's corporate hotline; they connect you to a local franchise that can assist you in a timely manner. During the initial contact, our team gathers information about the type and extent of the damage that has occurred.

Step 2 - Assessment:
The SERVPRO of East York team arrives within four hours of the initial call. Once there, they assess the damage to the property. Water restoration specialists survey the building to determine what repairs need to be made.

Step 3 - Extraction:
Before any repairs can begin, all standing water and non-restorable materials must be removed. Our highly trained technicians use industrial pumps to extract water quickly. Then they remove drenched drywall, insulation, carpet, carpet padding, tiles, and other materials that cannot be salvaged.

Step 4 - Drying:
If the source of the water damage has been a problem for an extended period of time, it has probably made the affected area very moist or wet. Not only does every surface that remains have to be dried thoroughly, but the humidity levels in the air itself need to be returned to an acceptable level. We place commercial-grade dehumidifiers, air movers, and other drying equipment to dry the area. It is important that commercial-grade equipment be used because standard dehumidifiers and fans will likely not have the capacity to remove the correct amount of moisture.

Step 5 - Sanitizing:
Often, a leaking water sources does more than just cause water damage. The water it expels may become a breeding ground for bacteria and other microbes. Therefore, every inch of the affected area must be sanitized before rebuilding can begin. We use a safe anti-microbial spray to sanitize the area!

Step 6 - Restoration:
After everything is clean and dry, the mitigation and remediation side of the job is done! SERVPRO of Western Lancaster has an in-house Rebuild Team! Our Rebuild Technicians restore your property "Like it never even happened.”
Water damage requires professional intervention. Even if a leak floods a large area, you can count on the experts to restore your property. SERVPRO of East York is fast to any size disaster!


If you have experienced water damage, contact the professionals at SERVPRO of East York! Our phone number is 717-665-1270! We are a 24/7 emergency service provider, and are here to help!

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