Advanced Technology and Techniques

Throughout history each society has had to answer the "what to do?" question when it comes to water, fire and mold damage. In fact, early Jewish society has the oldest known mold protocol, found in Leviticus 14. It gives instructions about how to identify, address and restore a property. 

Through most of human history the tools and techniques for addressing restoration emergencies has remained mostly stagnant. But, the last 100 years of industrialization has completely revolutionized the tools and techniques employed to combat fire, water and mold. Each step of the restoration process is affected: moisture detection, water extraction, the drying process and odor removal, as well as many other processes. 

These advancements in technology and techniques allow our greater Philadelphia and Delaware County area SERVPRO restore properties back to preloss conditions quickly, reliably, and effectively. 

Moisture Detection and Measurement Equipment

Scientific drying principles rely upon specialized equipment to detect, measure, and monitor a property’s moisture levels. Recent advances, like infrared cameras, can help us detect water through a wall, ceiling, or floor.

  • An infrared camera may be used to identify water location for thorough water removal.
  • Sensitive moisture detectors, hygrometers, and other meters measure the extent of moisture saturation

Water Extraction Equipment

Powerful extraction equipment speeds the drying process by removing the bulk of the water from your home or business.

  • Submersible and gas-powered pumps for continuous pumping of high-level water. 
  • Truck-mounted and portable extraction units perform efficient water removal.

Drying Equipment

Industrial strength air movers and dehumidifiers are needed to remove the remaining moisture from ceiling, walls, and floors of your home or business. Proper drying helps to prevent swelling and warping of floors, walls, and furniture.

  • High-speed air movers causes moisture to evaporate at a faster pace
  • Industrial grade dehumidifiers pull the water vapor from the air.

Odor Removal and Deodorization

Water and fire damage often causes powerful odors. The machines we use remove airborne contaminants and control the air quality during the restoration and cleanup process.

  • Air scrubbers
  • Thermal foggers and deodorization agents

Sanitizing Agents, Germicides, and Anti-Microbial Treatments

The use of OSHA-approved cleaning agents may be needed to clean and remove odors and/or contaminants on your property.

  • Deodorization products control odors from excessive moisture.
  • Disinfection products stop the growth of bacteria, fungi, mildew, and other harmful microorganisms.