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DIY Water Cleanup vs. Professional Water Cleanup

2/1/2021 (Permalink)

One mistake homeowners sometimes make taking on water cleanup in their homes after a plumbing disaster, appliance malfunction, or storm damage is self-cleaning. Sometimes the amount of water is more considerable than the home efforts can handle. 

One of the most significant differences between DIY and professional water cleanup in New York City properties is the equipment. SERVPRO technicians have access to a vast array of advanced equipment designed specifically for different types of surfaces and situations. 


The training the technicians of SERVPRO undergo is extensive and ongoing. As new advancements happen in the restoration services industry, they stay on top of the latest technology to ensure each job they work on gets the best outcome from fire, mold or water damage.

Consumer vs. Professional Drying Equipment

Fans blowing on a wet surface tend only to dry the area the airflow hits. When SERVPRO deploys their air movers and dehumidification equipment, it works to not only dry surfaces but pulls embedded moisture out of the structure for complete drying. 

For particular situations such as wet wall cavities, there are specific pieces of equipment such as the Injecti-Dry system that directs concentrated airflow into tight spaces. Drying mats have the potential to make the difference in a hardwood floor that is a restorable rather than a loss. The careful monitoring during the drying phase ensures that the damaged area meets preset goals for air moisture levels.

Avoiding Water Odors

Often, after drying and wiping down the water loss area with antibacterial cleaning agents, it is enough to dispel residual odors. However, in some cases, the musty calling card of damage from water may require more robust treatments. The techs have access to numerous types of odor control equipment and choose the best method based on the level of scent removal required. 

When your home needs water cleanup, call SERVPRO of South Bronx at (347) 590-9902. The technicians arrive quickly and work to restore your home to its preloss condition "Like it never even happened."  

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