Category : Water Damage Restortaion

How to Best Deal With Austin TX Water Damage

The Water Damage Experts for the Austin Area

Home Water DamageThe ATEX Water Damage Restoration technicians are friendly, dedicated pros who are certified by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC). The IICRC is an independent body that sets industry standards and promotes ethical conduct. Don’t make the mistake of calling someone such as a franchised carpet cleaning company to take care of flooding. They don’t have the expertise to assess water damage, mold growth or biohazards or to handle mold removal and decontamination. As a result, you might replace a water problem with a mold or bacteria problem. ATEX Water Damage Restoration technicians use the latest professional products to eliminate odor and retard bacteria, mold, mildew growth as part of our water damage restoration. That’s another reason other professionals like plumbers, property managers, realtors, and insurance agents recommend us to their clients.

Inspection and Assessment

When you call in the Austin professional water damage restoration experts the job begins by carefully inspecting the affected area and determining the extent to which contents and structure have absorbed moisture. Technicians use sensors and meters to take precise readings that help plan your water removal, water damage restoration, and mold, mildew control.

Water Extraction

An emergency water removal job begins with Austin water extraction using high-powered pumps, both manual and truck-mounted, and vacuums. Water damages materials in two ways—by direct contact and by absorption of moisture in the air. Once the water is removed, technicians use high-velocity air movers and industrial-strength dehumidifiers to eliminate water vapor in the area.

Mold, Mildew Control

After they extract the water, they detail clean the area using special portable vacuum cleaners with HEPA filters. Air scrubbers filter mold, dust and other contaminants from the air and recirculate clean air. Then the drying process begins. Powerful fans called air movers redirect moisture into the air; industrial dehumidifiers remove moisture from the air. Instruments check humidity readings daily. Next, they treat the area using a 100-percent green disinfectant to check the growth of harmful mold, suppress mildew and eliminate any odor. ATEX uses Benefact, an organic product that is 99.9 percent effective against mold and mildew. Its active ingredient is the oil of thyme.

Drying

After the water is pumped out, the affected areas are sealed from the outside air to expedite the drying process. High-powered air movers are rotated into meet changing conditions. Temperature, relative and specific …