Advanced Technology and Techniques

Over the past few decades, the restoration industry has undergone remarkable advancements in technology and techniques. These strides have equipped professionals, such as those at SERVPRO of Newton / Wellesley, with the tools to swiftly and effectively restore properties to their preloss condition.

A pivotal contributor to industry standards is the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), which plays a crucial role in setting guidelines for restoration and cleaning practices. The IICRC S500 Water Damage Guide, in particular, stands out as a comprehensive set of practical standards. This guide incorporates the principles of psychometry, a field that involves manipulating temperature and relative humidity to extract moisture and expedite the drying process for a property.

By adhering to the standards outlined by the IICRC, SERVPRO of Newton / Wellesley Professionals can navigate the complexities of restoration with precision and efficiency. These standards not only provide a benchmark for quality but also ensure that the restoration process is carried out reliably. The incorporation of psychometry in the S500 Water Damage Guide reflects an understanding of the intricate interplay between environmental factors and moisture removal, allowing for a more nuanced and effective restoration approach.

In essence, the evolving landscape of restoration technology, coupled with industry standards like the IICRC S500, empowers SERVPRO® professionals to deliver rapid, reliable, and highly effective restoration services to bring damaged properties back to their preloss state.

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.