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Unique Water Restoration Techniques Are Available in Gilroy

3/22/2022 (Permalink)

Leaking appliances cause water damage SERVPRO IICRC certified technicians have the training and experience needed for the damage your home has. We are here to help.

In-Place Water Restoration of Carpeting in Gilroy Requires a Specialized Process

Over time, a specialized process has been developed by Gilroy remediators to swiftly and effectively complete in-place carpet drying. These procedures require highly-trained technicians, as well as specially designed equipment, to ensure their success. If unsuccessful, such restoration efforts could promote further structural and content damage.

One water restoration firm in Gilroy, SERVPRO, has nearly perfected this technique for drying carpets without having to roll them back or remove their padding. It has even become one of our signature water damage remediation methods that often enables us to clean up the effects of ceiling leaks, burst pipes, and basement flooding more quickly than other local services. The requisite conditions for in-place carpet drying are as follows:

  • A truck-mounted extractor needs to be used, first with a standard wand to keep water from migrating and then with a weighted extraction tool
  • The extraction process must be patterned, so a room’s central area is worked on first, before workers advance to its perimeter, and furniture is then moved to this dried area
  • Workers have to extract one ten square foot segment at a time, continually moving furniture to a dry area, until a room is completely dried if water migration is an issue
  • Carpet padding has to be continually inspected to see if water can be squeezed from it; as long as water comes out, water removal efforts have to continue
  • Every 300 square feet of carpet requires about an hour of extraction
  • The right ratio of air movers-to-dehumidifiers needs to be calculated; generally, use about one air mover for every fifty to sixty square feet

So, with all of this in mind, remember that SERVPRO of Morgan Hill/Gilroy is always here for you. Contact us at (408) 500-0657 whenever you need water restoration assistance.

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