Why SERVPRO®? Let's Look at Our Advanced Technology | SERVPRO® of Cedar Mill/Oaks Hills
What does advanced technology have to do with restoration and cleaning? Quite a lot, actually. When we at SERVPRO show up to a job, yes, we do apply a lot of old-fashioned elbow grease. But, equally important, we deploy advanced devices and products to create a safe, healthful environment for you.
Let’s look at some of the technology SERVPRO draws on when we’re cleaning and restoring your structures and contents.
Water damage can be a real bear to deal with. First, there’s getting rid of standing water. Then, there’s locating hidden dampness and addressing it as well.
If anything’s missed, it can result in damage down the road. Luckily, SERVPRO has tools to help us find and conquer moisture of all kinds.
Moisture Meters. Water can lurk below floors, in carpets and drywall, even above ceilings. To locate hidden water, we use devices like a hygrometer to measure the humidity in a space. Another device for finding remaining dampness is an infrared meter. Yes, that’s the same meter that shows nifty heat maps. It works for finding water because wet spots tend to be cooler than dry ones.
Industrial Drying Equipment. After we find any hidden water, SERVPRO uses industrial-grade technology to get rid of it. For instance, we might use high-powered dehumidifiers and fans to draw water out of air and porous surfaces. A thorough drying can prevent mold growth in the future, as well as stopping material such as wood from warping and losing their shape.
The Chemistry of Clean
When we turn to cleaning and disinfecting, SERVPRO selects devices and disinfecting products that can effectively purify air and surfaces. After fires, floods or other disasters, we use industrial scrubbers to remove mold, smoke and other odor-causing contaminants from the air.
For surfaces, we select from OSHA-approved cleaners and disinfectants to destroy bacteria, fungi, molds and other contaminants. We’re always looking to stay at the cutting edge of disinfection science. For instance, in 2020 we addressed the new threat of the COVID-19 pandemic by deploying EPA-certified disinfecting products.
From emergency cleaning and restoration to routine disinfection, we’re there for you. Contact us at any hour for a consultation or immediate assistance.