Water Cleanup & Extraction Services
Experiencing flooding at home — in addition to turning the life of the homeowner around — brings additional problems such as fungal growth and deteriorating sub floor n which water has been deposited, for example in the subfloors of the house. Water damage can not only affect the stability and infrastructure of a house; if water remediation does not happen quickly, it can also pose a serious health risk for mold spores.
To help us understand what the water extraction process is, the following information provides a summary of basic procedures for remediating water damage in a typical situation of water damage.
Standing water removal
In situations of leakage, the water source has been stopped or repaired, our extraction specialists will start the process starts with instruments such as infrared cameras and moisture detectors which, in the first instance, find humidity within walls, ceilings and floors. Abbotts has all the tools and knowledge to not only detect the source, but also to find the areas by which have been affected.
In order to extract standing water and prevent further damage, including the proliferation of mildews and molds, professionals use two tools:
- An industrial water extractor
- A water claw
Our industrial truck mount unit is capable of extracting massive quantities of water within a short period of time and the water claw is designed to work quickly to remove water through carpets and pads in place.
Monitoring and Drying-Out Process
Our water extraction professionals use industrial air movers to remove moisture from the subsurface and other infrastructure. Speed dryers operate by air circulation. Industrial extra large dehumidifiers extract air humidity and regulate the humidity content. Desiccants are added to maximize the evaporation rate.
Water remediation is not complete until all visible and invisible humidity signs are eliminated. Instruments for tracking help to assess when the drying process is over. The control of the drying out time is important because swelling and tightening walls create the conditions for mold to flourish, if not deliberately done.
Deodorize and Sanitize
Water damage can produce odors in spaces and surfaces in no time. Foggers are used for damaging water damage odors, which emit a subtle nebula to attack odors and to kill them before entering hard surfaces, and inaccessible areas.
The sanitizing process is carried out using many methods of water removal. Every step is taken to ensure your home or business is completely sanitized, disinfected and dried out.
Two common sanitizing techniques are used:
- Hot water cleaning and disinfection
- CL02 fogging and deodorization
The job of the water extraction staff is not only to remove the water but also to restore the entire domestic or commercial space to a state in which no signs or odors have once rendered the room uninhabitable.
Allow our water damage experts to help you extract water. Abbotts Fire & Flood of San Diego effectively restores your propery to a pre-loss condition. We take the time to answer your needs and questions before creating tailor-made solutions to make your property look new.