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2/10/2020 (Permalink)

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Porosity of Clifton Home Materials Affects Cleaning After Losses

Cleaning up after a water loss incident involves the use of powerful extractors, drying machines, and potent cleaning agents all working together to help your Clifton residence. Our technicians have extensive training from the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) in water restoration (WRT) and Applied Structural Drying (ASD) to ensure that they can make knowledgeable real-time decisions that improve the efficiency of recovering your property.

When combined with cutting-edge cleaning equipment, and a line of cleaning products to suit various PH levels, soils, and severity, water cleanup for Clifton homes should be easy for our skilled SERVPRO professionals. Variables exist, however, that can make cleaning and recovery of specific materials and structural elements challenging. Porosity and permeability can both play a substantial role in whether a material can be salvaged and how long that recovery might take.

The porosity of a material affected by a water loss incident can have a direct effect on how readily it can get dried and how effective surface cleaning efforts might be to remove staining or residues. Materials like carpets and upholstery can be among the first materials to absorb excessive amounts of migrating water during a loss incident but are also able to release this moisture as quickly. This composition makes cleaning practices like hot water extraction and steam cleaning effective with these specific materials.

Likewise, staining and residues that affect beyond the immediate surface level of hardwood floors, cabinets, or other furniture might prove more challenging for our SERVPRO professionals to affect with our potent cleaning products. In some situations, stripping and removing the finish from flooring or furniture might be the only way to remove the present residue. This process is only cost-effective for the customer with premium flooring materials like teak, oak, maple, and pine planks.

The porosity of a material can affect its ability to absorb water initially, which can be a benefit to drying efforts but can also hinder cleaning when water damaged form on less porous materials. Let our experienced SERVPRO of Clifton professionals help you through this process and make water losses “Like it never even happened.” Give us a call at (973) 928-3705.

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