Tools and Products Used for Water Cleanup in Syracuse Homes
Water Cleanup Involves Several Products
Because water damage is a frequent concern for the city, our SERVPRO team stays ready to help with water removal, drying, and cleanup needs. After mitigation and restoration get underway, we can assess where direct cleaning measures are beneficial.
Structural Drying Solutions
We must address present water concerns before water cleanup in Syracuse homes can officially begin. Our SERVPRO professionals cannot know the full measure of needed cleaning without removing standing water and trapped moisture that could negatively impact exposed structural elements like the flooring.
Discoloration and embedded soils can threaten carpeted flooring after water damage or floods. We use powerful carpet cleaning tools to dislodge and extract any set-in sediments or soils and improve the color and feel of the fibers.
Wood Flooring Cleaning
Wood flooring can be left with residual films after water gets removed. We rely on thymol and citric-based cleaners to remove these residues and improve the appearance of wood plank after water damage.
Needed Chemical Agents to Prevent Mold
Preventing mold is a key factor in protecting a structure after water damage. Cleanup must include suitable solutions for addressing the threat of microbial growth:
- Chlorines – These products are used for their low toxicity and germicidal action during the cleanup process. Chlorines can also remove stains when discoloration occurs after prolonged water exposure.
- Quaternary Compounds – Quats are designed to destroy microorganisms, so we intentionally use them to attack and overcome fungi and bacteria.
- Phenolics – While these are strong-smelling chemical agents, they can help protect surfaces against future infestations and get made into vapor for faster and more widespread distribution.
Cleaning up after water damage events requires several products and approaches. We carefully evaluate the condition of the house and its contents to ensure that the most efficient techniques are implemented to make losses “Like it never even happened.” Call our SERVPRO of East Onondaga County team today at (315) 446-8776.