Commercial and Residential Water Drying and Dehumidification Services
Water removal services on their own are usually not enough to remove all the moisture from your home or business facility after a water damage event. Water can hide behind walls, under flooring, or in your HVAC system and vents. At ServiceMaster, we provide expert structural drying and dehumidification services using a combination of dehumidifiers and high velocity air movers to remove moisture from the air. With so much at stake, we will make sure your business gets back to normal fast.
BEWARE OF MOLD
Mold can start growing in as little as 48 hours. Left unattended, it can cause health problems as well as serious structural damage to your facility.
DIFFERENCE BETWEEN DRYING AND DEHUMIDIFICATION
Drying: The process of removing moisture from materials.
Dehumidification: The process of removing moisture from the air.
Our 5-Step Process
- Inspect and assess: Using state-of-the-art instruments, our certified technicians will inspect your building for damage, identify the source, and outline the work required.
- Remove water: We use various methods to extract the water including absorbing, draining, pumping and vacuuming.
- Evaporation: Using equipment such as air movers, we help the water to evaporate more quickly.
- Dehumidification: We use special dehumidifiers for water-damaged businesses to extract the moisture from the air and expedite the drying process.
- Monitoring: Our technicians take atmospheric and moisture content readings that indicate if the area is drying, at what rate and what adjustments, if any, need to be made to expedite the drying process and avoid excessive uncontrolled humidity levels.
Educate Your Employees On How To Safely Return To Work!
While it is a relief to be at a stage where much of the country is considering reopening, it’s important for businesses to remain vigilant in order to mitigate the further spread of infection. A key step in doing that is educating your employees on how they can remain safe, as well as keep each other and your customers safe.
Actively encourage sick employees to stay home:
• Employees who have symptoms (i.e., fever, cough, or shortness of breath)
should notify their supervisor prior to returning to work and stay home.
• Employees should not return to work until the criteria to discontinue home isolation are met.
• If you become aware of any employee or person visiting your facility who
has tested positive for COVID-19 virus, the facility should be disinfected
immediately before operations can continue.
Continue to encourage proper hand hygiene:
Proper hand hygiene continues to be one of the best ways to reduce the spread of infection. As we reopen workplaces and common spaces, these are critical to continue to encourage. You should plan to regularly reiterate to your employees the importance of hand-washing and provide instructional materials on how to properly wash hands throughout your facility. You may also consider installing extra hand-washing stations,
refilling soap dispensers more often, and providing hand sanitizer near high touch areas.
Regularly communicate with employees on any new procedures:
Build in regular updates with your employees and plan out a cadence of communication for reviewing critical information. It’s crucial to communicate regularly so that any updates to your policies and procedures can be rolled out quickly. This can help ensure that employees have in hand all the resources and tools they may need, as well as provide reassurance that you are proactively keeping them updated.
Some policies and procedures to consider include:
• Limiting meetings to no more than 10 people.
• Ensuring social distancing rules can be followed in all meetings and gatherings
allowing a minimum of 6’ between employees.
• Staggering break times to limit the number of employees using common areas
at the same time.
• Limiting the use of common equipment or devices such as printers and copiers.
• Setting up temporary workstations to allow a minimum of 6’ between
• Opening additional access points to the building to limit traffic congestion.
• Staggering work hours to reduce employee density.
Don’t Know What to do Next? We Do!
From leaking faucets to burst pipes and flooding, water damage is one of the most common and potentially destructive problems facing a home or business. If not taken care of immediately, excess water can promote electrical hazards, cause expensive damage to the structure and contents and can even lead to the growth of hazardous mold. ServiceMaster provides expert guidance on what to do, with the experience to fix the problem, fast.
Water damage happens for a variety of reasons, including:
- Plumbing leaks
- Burst or broken pipes & hoses
- A clogged toilet
- Moisture behind walls
- A leaking roof
- Foundation cracks
Whatever the cause, fast mitigation is key to restoration, and this is where ServiceMaster excels.
Seeing your home, precious possessions or business consumed by fire can be one of the most severe losses that an individual can experience. After such a devastating loss, reassurance comes from having clear guidance and support in salvaging as much as possible from fire and smoke damage.
At ServiceMaster, our technicians are more than talented professionals; they’re caring people ready to get you back in your home as quickly as possible, while keeping you informed every step of the way. With our comprehensive range of fire-damage services, including soot, smoke and odor removal, complete packout and cleaning of contents as well as the ability to have our construction team rebuild your home or business back to its pre-loss condition.
One of the worst contaminants known is the silent but dangerous growth of mold. Mold can grow indoors on wet or damp surfaces, such as wallpaper, ceiling tiles, carpets, insulation material, wood and drywall. It can start to grow within 48 hours and if left unchecked, can have serious impacts on both your quality of life and your home or business’ physical structure. If you see signs of mold or suspect that it has infected your home or business, we’re here to help remediate the problem and prevent long-term damage.
For more information about how ServiceMaster can be a benefit to you, your customers, your home or business, please call us at any one of our three office locations:
Salem – 503-585-4017
Albany & Corvallis – 541-738-4624
Lincoln City – 541-996-2255
24-Hour Emergency Services
• Fire, smoke and water damage restoration
• Board-up services and Property Securement
• Water extraction
• Water mitigation
• Odor/Pathogen control
• Bio-hazard & Trauma incidents
• Mold remediation services
• Complete pack-out, shipping and storage for contents