Advanced Technology and Techniques

It is unbelievable how fast technology has advanced in the past few years. Here at SERVPRO of Decatur, we have benefited from this leap in technology in our field. Long gone are the days where two guys showed up at your house, pull up the carpet and turn on an air mover to float the carpet. Our professionals use technology to do a better and faster job and restore your property back to the pre water or fire loss condition more effectively, quickly and reliably. We follow the standards set by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) for restoration and cleaning. The IICRC S500 Water Damage Guide incorporate psychrometric standards (temperature, RH, specific humidity, dew point, vapor pressure, etc.) to help us do a better and faster job to dry your home or business.

Moisture Detection and Measurement Equipment

Scientific drying principles rely upon specialized equipment to detect, measure, and monitor a property’s moisture levels. Recent advances, like infrared cameras, can help us detect water through a wall, ceiling, or floor.

  • An infrared camera may be used to identify water location for thorough water removal.
  • Sensitive moisture detectors, hygrometers, and other meters measure the extent of moisture saturation

Water Extraction Equipment

Powerful extraction equipment speeds the drying process by removing the bulk of the water from your home or business.

  • Submersible and gas-powered pumps for continuous pumping of high-level water. 
  • Truck-mounted and portable extraction units perform efficient water removal.

Drying Equipment

Industrial strength air movers and dehumidifiers are needed to remove the remaining moisture from ceiling, walls, and floors of your home or business. Proper drying helps to prevent swelling and warping of floors, walls, and furniture.

  • High-speed air movers causes moisture to evaporate at a faster pace
  • Industrial grade dehumidifiers pull the water vapor from the air.

Odor Removal and Deodorization

Water and fire damage often causes powerful odors. The machines we use remove airborne contaminants and control the air quality during the restoration and cleanup process.

  • Air scrubbers
  • Thermal foggers and deodorization agents

Sanitizing Agents, Germicides, and Anti-Microbial Treatments

The use of OSHA-approved cleaning agents may be needed to clean and remove odors and/or contaminants on your property.

  • Deodorization products control odors from excessive moisture.
  • Disinfection products stop the growth of bacteria, fungi, mildew, and other harmful microorganisms.