Advanced Technology and Techniques

At SERVPRO of Clatsop, Columbia Counties, we have seen first-hand how quickly information and technologies for restoration change year to year. Staying up to date with the latest information and tools allows us to find better methods of restoration for home and business owners' properties along with methods to save items rather than having to replace them. When it comes to water damage, having the most up-to-date tools saves time and money and can lessen the chance of secondary damage. One of the biggest advancements in technology is thermal imaging cameras, these allow us to map the full extent of moisture damage throughout a property without invasive mapping procedures or having to cut exploratory wholes. Similarly, updates in equipment technology such as 3D cameras allow for faster and more productive restoration by saving time on mapping out the whole property and getting exact measurements.

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.