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How can SERVPRO Help Bloomingdale Businesses After Flood Damage?

12/1/2021 (Permalink)

filtration flow thru HEPA SERVPRO removes flooding and damage from Bloomingdale businesses and also improves IAQ indoor air quality

SERVPRO can save Bloomingdale businesses time and money in flood damage restoration

Restoration of flood damage to your Bloomingdale commercial space involves much more than simply getting rid of the accumulated water from your property. SERVPRO restorers put a lot of effort into drying the structure as quickly as possible to prevent lasting damage.   

It is equally important for the SERVPRO techs to check microbial growth while restoring flood damage to Bloomingdale establishments. While SERVPRO techs use appropriate biocides to control the growth of microbes in flooded environments, it is important to remove contaminants from the air as well. Air movement from drying equipment can cause contaminants to be aerosolized and spread to unaffected areas. SERVPRO techs use air filtration devices (AFDs) to prevent this from happening.

What are air filtration devices (AFDs) that SERVPRO restorers use during water cleanup of Bloomingdale commercial spaces?

An AFD is a device that concurrently moves and filters air from your flood-affected Bloomingdale property. AFDs are fitted with HEPA filters that can remove airborne particles by trapping them in the filter. An AFD allows the restorers to control the amount of aerosolized contaminants.

As AFDs can filter the air efficiently, they also function like air scrubbers. However, the effectiveness of an AFD depends on the proper use of filters installed. SERVPRO tech uses a layering approach to set up the filters. The following three types of filters are commonly employed in an air filtration device-

  • Primary filter: It is the outermost, poly-spun, or pleated filter that acts as a pre-filter. It captures large debris and contaminants.
  • Pleated filter: The second layer is rated with a higher capture rate than the primary filter.
  • HEPA filter: It is the final layer of filtration. HEPA filters remove 99.97 percent of particles/contaminants with a size of 0.3 microns or larger.

Call SERVPRO of Carol Stream / East Bloomingdale at (630) 830-6236 for 24/7 assistance.  

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