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Water Damage Process
SERVPRO Water Damage Restoration
SERVPRO® crews implement a course of action for restoring a property that has water damage. A quick response is key to preventing further water damage.
There are five fundamental principles for water damage restoration which are noted in The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) S500 Standard and Reference Guide for Professional Water Damage Restoration:
- Drying Plan
- Cleaning and Repair
Safety is the primary concern on a job site. It is important to make sure the crews and the occupants are informed and protected from any safety issues.
Documentation is important to create an action plan for the project. At SERVPRO® we use DryBook® which is used on iPads that the crews bring on every job. Using DryBook® helps our crews document everything that is happening on the job, how to create a drying plan and to make sure the structure is drying properly.
Mitigation is important because it helps the occupant recover more quickly from the water loss event.
Drying plan includes removing excess water, extraction, evaporation and dehumidification. Drying equipment is placed to remove moisture through evaporation and dehumidification. Temperature is also important to increase the rate of evaporation.
Cleaning and repair are done when the drying plan is complete and drying goals have been met. This is to repair and clean the property to preloss condition.
A pipe burst in the walls which caused water damage to this homeowners bathroom, kitchen, and basement. The photo is from their basement ceiling.
Waukesha County Residents: We Specialize in Flooded Basement Cleanup and Restoration!
A basement can flood at any time, although flooding most often occurs during heavy rainfall. Basements are inherently prone to flooding because they are the lowest level of a building and are normally built partly or entirely below ground level. There are a number of reasons why your basement could flood, including:
- A blocked or failed sewer lateral pipe
- Heavy rain causes surface water to pool around your home
- Storm sewer backup
- Sanitary sewer backup
- Foundation drainage failure
- Water supply-line break or hot-water tank failure
- And many more
Have Questions about Basement Flooding?
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If flood water is not handled quickly and properly, it can jeopardize your health and safety, and cause severe damage to your home’s structure. Remember, the longer you wait, the worse the problem will get.
The bottom line: a flooded basement can jeopardize your health, safety, and your home’s integrity. It’s worth making a call to SERVPRO of Southwest Waukesha County and let our trained, professional crews handle the situation safely and correctly. We have earned the trust of hundreds of homeowners, business owners, and property professionals.
We are Flooded Basement Specialists:
- We are Available 24 hours/7 days per week
- We’re a Preferred Vendor to many National Insurance Companies
- We Bill The Insurance Directly – One Less Thing For You To Worry About
- Our Technicians are Highly-Trained in Water Restoration Techniques
- We use s500 IICRC Restoration Standards
- Advanced Inspection and Extraction Equipment
Basement Flooded? Call Us Today – We’re Ready To Help 262-542-0900
Tip of the week
This photo shows mold growth on wood paneling due to water damage.
Over the weekend our crew at SERVPRO of Southwest Waukesha County went to a job site that had water damage. The homeowner was out of town, but a neighbor was watching the house and discover that a pipe had burst. There was water all on the carpet and pad as well as the furniture in the room was damaged by the water.
Our crew discovered that there was more than water damage at this property; mold had started to grow on the wall and other content in the room
This is a reminder to shut off your water if you will be gone for a long period of time. You never know if a pipe would burst or a toilet would overflow while you are gone.
If you have any questions regarding this tip of the week, please call SERVPRO of Southwest Waukesha County at (262) 542-0900.