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Our Water Damage Specialists Will Protect Your Montrose Home From Microbes During The Cleanup Process

5/29/2019 (Permalink)

Since mold can grow in as little as 72 hours, controlling humidity is essential to making sure secondary damages are kept to a minimum.

Protecting Your Home From Microbes During Water Cleanup In Montrose

Microbes and bacteria are ever present in all types of water. Although not considered detrimental to your health, microbes can cause unpleasant odors in the home or become a breeding ground for more serious issues like mold. Since all water has at least some microbial content, enlisting a professional restorer can ensure that a minor water spill does not result in more severe property damages.

Not all services provide a comprehensive solution for water cleanup in Montrose. SERVPRO offers residents highly trained technicians who are well versed in containing and controlling microbial growth. Using a full range of cleaning products, equipment, and procedure, we can ensure that your property damages do not cause long-term or even permanent issues.

It is not always advisable to dry a property immediately on arrival. Sometimes, staining to furniture, fittings, or fabrics is best treated before materials are dry. Using non-corrosive sanitizers, a SERVPRO technician can remove staining from fabrics before they have had a chance to set and become permanent. It can also be beneficial to spray contents with deodorants before they are dry to increase the likelihood of remedying malodors.

Once pre-cleaning work is complete, the next step is to perform a proper drying procedure. Depending on the scale of the work at hand, your SERVPRO technician may decide to create a closed or open circuit for drying. Open circuits involve creating air circulation by ventilating the property by opening windows or doors and encouraging circulation using air moving equipment. Closed circuit systems use dehumidifiers alongside rapid air-movers or extraction units in an area contained by physical barriers.

In both open and closed systems of drying the key is controlling humidity. Microbes can germinate in warm, humid environments. To guard against that, a trained technician can reduce humidity levels below 60 Grains Per Pound (GPP). Since mold can grow in as little as 72 hours, controlling humidity is essential to making sure secondary damages are kept to a minimum. At the end of service, the affected area alongside any contents may be treated with anti-microbial chemicals or biocides to produce an extra protective layer against secondary damages.

Use a trained professional to prevent secondary damages, contact SERVPRO of Montrose / Telluride at (970) 240-6970.

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