CLEANUP AND RESTORATION
WATER DAMAGE CLEANUP AND RESTORATION
The number one problem with water disasters is its effect on carpets and floors, which makes timing critical. ServiceMaster Clean by Riverside understands this issue and provide fast, on-site structural drying.
ServiceMaster Clean by Riverside technicians consider when drying carpet:
Age and condition of carpet
If it is a better value to replace the flooring than to make an attempt to restore it; we'll let you know what the best financial decision is.
Amount of time carpet was saturated with water
High quality carpets can sometimes withstand moisture for up to three days, but immediate reaction is vital to your loss. In most cases, ServiceMaster Clean by Riverside can be on site within one to four hours.
Type of water
Clean water: Water from a clean source with no debris.
Grey water: Water that is not necessarily clean but is not hazardous (washing machine and dishwasher overflow, for example).
Black water: Sewage backup or runoff water. These losses are hazardous and should be handled with caution.
The temperature of the water is important to consider. For example, a hot water heater with very warm water will affect the glue used to hold carpet fibers together.
Emergency response is critical for any damage to wood floors.
Here's what we consider when drying wood floors:
Wood floors are very sensitive, so proper drying is critical.
Wood naturally holds water—up to 10% depending on the type of floor.
Wood can absorb another 5% to 10% without showing any noticeable effects. Within a few days, however, floors that cannot hold the water any longer will expand, causing cupping or crowning. Both of these are very difficult to restore.