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History of Water Damage Restoration

11/2/2015 (Permalink)

Using air movers and dehumidifiers as per IICRC standards on a commercial water loss in Honesdale, Pa.

History of Water Damage Restoration:

Early floor coverings were usually wool and may not have had a felted pad underneath. Most had a backing of some kind, usually jute. Some were tacked to a wooden floor. If flooded, the best solution was to roll up the soggy mess and take it off to the "rug cleaning plant," drop off the backing at the local dump. Then the rug was hosed off, lathered, scrubbed and rinsed. Finally the rug was hung to dry on special drying racks, hoping it would not shrink too much.

The 1970s saw the advent of true on-location flood restoration work. Extractors, compression rollers, blowers and dehumidifiers all came into the on-site use. By the time the 1980s ended, most any large, permanent structure could be restored with minimum disruption.

Today, it’s the job of the professional restorer to minimize the damage by prompt, thorough action that will bring the contents and structure as close to pre-flood condition as humanly possible. With today's techniques, it is quite possible to restore many water damaged carpets, contents and structural materials to pre-flood appearance and most likely improvement beyond it, because the professional restorer will be leaving the area freshly cleaned as well as dry.

SERVPRO of Carbondale/Clarks Summit/Old Forge follows IICRC drying standards when address any water damage. Our goal is to bring the damaged structure back to pre-loss condition with minimal disruption. Our IICRC certified technicians will professionally handle any size loss. So when your home or business suffers water damage either through a flood or toilet supply line, call us at (570) 235-1646 for 24/7 service. We are the premier water restoration company in Lackawanna County. Proudly serving all of the Scranton area.

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