Recent Water Damage Posts

New Dehumidifier's now in Use!

8/5/2019 (Permalink)

LGR 6000Li Dehumidifier

SERVPRO of Orangeburg is happy to announce the production division has new equipment to utilize! Our new dehumidifier's have actually been in use for a couple months. Customers have even commented on how quiet they are in comparison with some other units we have at our disposal. The units are the LGR 6000Li dehumidifiers made by DRI-EAZ. They are what we refer to as a Large dehu, in the restoration industry. This is based on the specific number of pints per day a unit is rated to be able to pull out of the air in a optimal testing condition. These units are also very easy to manage with one person and can even be stacked if necessary. Overall, we have been pleased with the new units and look forward to seeing what they can do to help us continue to make it "Like it never even happened." 

New Airmover's now in Use!

8/5/2019 (Permalink)

EAM 900 Airmover

SERVPRO of Orangeburg is once again happy to announce the production division has more new equipment to utilize! Our new EAM 900 Low Profile Airmovers have actually been in use on multiple jobs over the past couple months. The units are stack-able which is very convenient to fit as many as possible on our trucks. Also, these units only draw 2 amps of power and only weigh 16.5 lbs. each. The 15 foot cords allow for units to be easily daisy chained with the use of the integrated outlets on each individual piece. Overall, we have been pleased with the new units and look forward to seeing what they can do to help us continue to make it "Like it never even happened." 

Why is Mitigation Important!

5/9/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage from Burst Water Heater

When you have water damage in your home or business the first thought should be how to mitigate the situation. Mitigation, as defined by FEMA, is “the effort to reduce loss of life and property by lessening the impacts of disasters”. Mitigation is important because it is the first step toward getting your property back to the way it was as quickly as possible. It will minimize the potential for mold growth and hopefully prevent a more costly situation. The longer that water stands in a structure the more extensive the damage can be, so it is important to begin mitigation immediately. 

Here are some steps you can take, after you have found water damage in your property, to help. First, you can try and locate the source of the water. If it is a burst pipe or stemming from running water you should try and turn off the main water source, or contact a plumber if you are unable. This will help prevent any more damage than what has already been done. It is important to remember that you should stay away from electronic devices that have been affected, and to turn off any related breakers if you are able to do so. You should gather any items that haven’t been damaged and move them to an unaffected area of the house. Also, avoid walking on affected carpet as much as possible, to keep from spreading the affected area.

When the experts at SERVPRO of Orangeburg arrive to your call, they will go through several steps to achieve the complete drying of your structure and contents.

Step 1: Assessment: A technician will assess the extent of the damage, which will help him determine the type of the water damage, and the areas that were affected.

Step 2: Extraction: Our trained technicians will extract any standing water left in the structure

Step 3: Drying: We will use industry leading equipment such as fans and dehumidifiers to quickly speed along the drying process.

Step 4: Sanitizing: Technicians will sanitize the affected areas with antimicrobial treatment.

Step 5: Cleaning: If needed, our crew will come after the drying has finished and clean the carpet and/or rugs that were affected.

Water damages can be a major disruption in your life, but we here at SERVPRO of Orangeburg are committed to helping you get your property back to the way it was and making it “Like it never even happened.”

Injectidry HP-60 Drying Mats

5/6/2019 (Permalink)

Drying Mats on the Job!

In 2016 our Injectidry HP-60 System was brought into our franchise as a resource in Orangeburg and it has not disappointed when called upon. Depending on the type of water damage often various resources are utilized, usually air movers and dehumidifiers are needed to dry materials, but sometimes something a little extra is needed. If the job calls for the removal of bound water, then we turn to our specialty drying equipment called the Injectidry Floor drying System. In three out of four attempts recently, our drying mats have saved our customers wooden flooring. In the other case they were used, a fire caused too much damage to the flooring to salvaged but the damages stopped there instead of spreading further! These mats work best on bound water, the water that gets down into the cracks in wooden floors under the moisture barrier, or in the concrete underneath. No matter where the water may spread, remember we at SERVPRO of Orangeburg have the tools to make it “Like it never even happened.”