Whether you are dealing with a wet ceiling from an ice dam or several feet of standing water, our team makes it their top priority to quickly contact you and assess the appropriate emergency response to the water damage event. During the initial inspection we will: determine the source of the water intrusion and take steps to stop it, determine the type of water damage sustained, determine the extent of damage to the building/contents and photograph the damages. In addition, our teams will utilize specialized detection equipment such as moisture sensors, moisture meters and thermal imaging cameras to help determine the appropriate protocol for the situation & complete moisture mapping as necessary. These crucial first steps ensure any water damage loss, big or small, is addressed efficiently and effectively.
Once the individualized protocol is set, Giertsen utilizes water extractors, wood floor rescue mats, wall cavity dryers, air moving equipment, injectidryers and dehumidifiers to rapidly dry the area and inhibit microbial growth. Monitoring of the equipment will continue until the moisture has been removed and the relative humidity is back to normal. This scientific & directed approach is important to reducing damages and preventing mold growth, which can occur if left untreated.