Advanced Technology and Techniques
Over the last 100 years the tools restoration professionals use have radically changed. In fact, because of the inertia of progress that's even true over the last ten years. And, using the right and most effective tools does make a real difference; it's the difference between using a blunt instrument or a scalpel. These advancements have impacted each phase of the restoration process, moisture detection, water extraction, drying, odor removal and even the types and varieties of chemicals available.
These advancements are good for everyone. The restoration professional accomplishes better work, the costs for the homeowner are controlled and the scope of the project is limited.
But, not every restoration company is committed to using "advanced equipment" and rather rely on practices and tools of a previous generation. Some do this out of ignorance, others for a better bottom line. But this is our commitment to you: at SERVPRO of Seattle Northwest we will use the most up to date interventions and tools available to make sure your property is restored and delivered back to you fast and efficiently.
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.