Advanced Technology and Techniques
Technology is always changing and improving even in the restoration industry. Advanced technology has allowed our teams to keep in constant touch with the client and their insurance company, if insurance is involved. Our equipment has also improved technologically which helps SERVPRO of Woodbridge/Lorton restore your property quickly and more effectively than the old days.
We follow the IICRC standards (The Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification) for restoration and cleaning. The water damage guide is referred to as the IICRC S500 which provides a clear cut protocol to handle the different types of water losses. The S500 combines psychometry which uses the science of drying to manipulate temperature and relative humidity to remove excess moisture from the loss sight as fast as possible. Restoration is mostly science and we are the team that is trained to put that knowledge to use for you!
Moisture Detection and Measurement Equipment
Scientific drying principles rely upon specialized equipment to detect, measure, and monitor a property’s moisture levels. Recent advances, like infrared cameras, can help us detect water through a wall, ceiling, or floor.
- An infrared camera may be used to identify water location for thorough water removal.
- Sensitive moisture detectors, hygrometers, and other meters measure the extent of moisture saturation
Water Extraction Equipment
Powerful extraction equipment speeds the drying process by removing the bulk of the water from your home or business.
- Submersible and gas-powered pumps for continuous pumping of high-level water.
- Truck-mounted and portable extraction units perform efficient water removal.
Industrial strength air movers and dehumidifiers are needed to remove the remaining moisture from ceiling, walls, and floors of your home or business. Proper drying helps to prevent swelling and warping of floors, walls, and furniture.
- High-speed air movers causes moisture to evaporate at a faster pace
- Industrial grade dehumidifiers pull the water vapor from the air.
Odor Removal and Deodorization
Water and fire damage often causes powerful odors. The machines we use remove airborne contaminants and control the air quality during the restoration and cleanup process.
- Air scrubbers
- Thermal foggers and deodorization agents
Sanitizing Agents, Germicides, and Anti-Microbial Treatments
The use of OSHA-approved cleaning agents may be needed to clean and remove odors and/or contaminants on your property.
- Deodorization products control odors from excessive moisture.
- Disinfection products stop the growth of bacteria, fungi, mildew, and other harmful microorganisms.