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The Restoration Process: What You Should Know; part 1

9/25/2017 (Permalink)

Restorative drying is a dynamic process in which a number of variables are constantly influencing the restorer’s intended result: returning the property to a clean, dry and safe living environment.  With so many moving parts in this equation having a trained technician closely monitor is critical to ensure that the intended results are realized.  The technicians at SERVPRO® of Lexington/Thomasville continually attending classes to ensure they are trained in the latest restoration and mitigation techniques. This requires a thorough initial inspection to identify what will influence the environment and adjust accordingly to make sure progress is being made. 

The most important first step is to identify and stop the water source.  This problem needs to be corrected to prevent additional water intrusion which could result in additional property damage.  This also includes finding out what’s wet.  After any safety concerns have been addressed the technician needs to find the water’s migration path to any potentially affected areas.  When wet areas are discovered contents and structure needs to be protected from further damage.  The second step is to scope job.  The technician needs to gather information necessary to properly decide the correct steps in the restoration process.

The next article in the series will address the category of water damage and how it can affect the restoration process.

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