A reputable and professional Lakeland water damage restoration company would be using cutting-edge technology to address a water damage problem in your home or your business. If they are scheduled to inspect and start work on your home or office, you can expect them to arrive with big equipment on board their trucks. And you wonder, “What are these equipment for and how can they help solve the problem I have with water damage?”
Surely, you didn’t think a water damage restoration company would manually drain the water from your basement and also wait for it to dry out before they can complete the finishing touches? Any self-respecting company would have studied the most advanced technologies available for the work that needs to be done. Besides, the equipment being used on water damage are fairly basic. So basic, in fact, that everyone is familiar with them.
The first thing that any water damage restoration contractor would do is to drain the water from the flooded area. For that, they need a vacuum. Just picture your ordinary household vacuum. That is essentially what this one does, too, albeit it is going to be used to drain the water away from the flooded area and into a tank that the contractor and his workers brought with them.
Next, the contractor would need to make sure that any grime and dirt would be removed from your walls, ceilings, and flooring. He would need a pressurized jet washer to remove all the dirt left by the flood water earlier drained. The pressure from the washer would help get rid of dried up dirt and stains.
After ensuring that all the water has been drained and the dirt and grime have been removed, the contractor would need to dry out the area. This means a large blower would be placed in the previously flooded area. You cannot wait for the area to just dry on its own because this is when mold and mildew could appear. The presence of a hot blower could also eliminate other contaminants.
UV air purifier and germ zapper
To ensure that the air is clean and that all kinds of germs have been removed, an air purifier and germ zapper would be turned on in the area. This would kill about 99.99% of known bacteria, germs, mold, mildew, etc. This will guarantee that the stuffiness that you once felt in that room because there is not enough air circulating will be gone.
Dehumidifier and deodorizer
Finally, the contractor needs to make sure that there is no moisture in the air because it could be a breeding ground for mold. A deodorizer would, of course, help eliminate that bad odor emanating from the once stagnant water in the area.