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Various Water Cleanup Procedures for Harrisonburg Properties

3/3/2024 (Permalink)

How to deal with water damage servpro poster The best advice to mitigate water damage to your Harrisonburg home? Call SERVPRO. We are Here To Help®

Standard and Specialized Actions Necessary to Contain Water Damage

The vibrant city of Harrisonburg, VA, lies in the picturesque Shenandoah Valley and has gained popularity as a bicycle-friendly community. It has many bike lanes and trails and organizes regular cycling events like the Rockstar Challenge and Rocktown Rambler. Its historic downtown area features boutique shops, art galleries, and restaurants. It's a culturally diverse city of 51,814. Renowned local community events include Rocktown Beer & Music Festival and Skeleton Festival.

Surprisingly, water cleanup at your Harrisonburg property can be a tedious process. You may expect everything to return to normal once you address the leak and remove any remaining water. However, other issues develop in many incidents, necessitating additional processes to restore preloss conditions. SERVPRO® readily intervenes when such a problem affects your property, ensuring every necessary action is taken.

Typical actions necessary after water intrusion

  • Cleaning floors
  • Drying carpets and upholstery
  • Inspecting and replacing deteriorating materials
  • Preventing mold

Cleaning floors where most water collects is necessary to remove the soiling left by setting residues such as dissolved dust and dyes. Water incidents also leave many materials wet, with carpets and upholstery most affected. Drying them requires a reliable way to reach the moisture concealed deep within the layers of materials. Upholstery items may also combine different classes of materials like wood and fabrics, complicating the drying process further. SERVPRO crews tackle these steps conveniently using sophisticated equipment such as rotating brushes and dehumidifiers.

After cleaning up the visible soiling, your property may still need attention, especially in concealed areas where microbes may develop, leading to mold and foul odors. Our SERVPRO teams incorporate mold prevention in cleaning by applying broad-spectrum antimicrobials on the underside of carpets after cleaning. We also inspect ceiling and wall cavities for any trapped water which can cause significant deterioration over time. Controlled demolition steps such as drilling weep holes or making flood cuts are necessary to reach deteriorating insulation.

Other essential steps to facilitate cleanup

  • Wiping down electronics
  • Cleaning furniture
  • Cleaning and inspecting HVAC ducts

SERVPRO of Rockingham and Augusta Counties offers reliable water cleanup services. Call us at (540) 433-6100.

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