Flooding and Water Damage Restoration in Reading, PA

As the fifth-largest city in Pennsylvania, Reading is home to more than 88,000 people. With this higher population and activity, the threats for situations like water damages never cease. Homes and businesses throughout The Pretzel City can be quickly overwhelmed by problems like burst pipes or flooding, making it vital for our SERVPRO of Reading team to respond as soon as possible to help with:

  • Water damage remediation
  • Ceiling repairs from water damages
  • Basement flooding
  • Burst pipes
  • Water removal services
  • Water clean up

Does Water Clean Up Start Immediately in Reading? 

There is a finite restoration timeline for water damage events, regardless of the cause or source. Water cleanup often begins with removing the recognizable damage in the form of standing water or pooling. Extraction involves multiple tools in our inventory ranging from our portable wet vacuums to more powerful standing units and pumps. 

What Tools Help Reading Homes Amid Flood Restoration?

Flooding of areas like the basement can be overwhelming for homeowners, especially when it threatens stored personal belongings or living spaces of the house. Addressing these concerns requires calculated cleaning and drying products or equipment. Efficient drying with air movers, dehumidifiers, and portable heaters can reduce the development of microbial threats. Likewise, cleaning surfaces with antimicrobial products help to prevent these occurrences and exposure to contaminants as water restoration continues. 

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SERVPRO of Reading

Water or Flood Damage? Call Us Today – (610) 779-8189

24-Hour Emergency Water Removal Service

Flooding and water emergencies don’t wait for regular business hours and neither do we. We provide emergency water restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week – including all holidays. Reading residents can expect an immediate response time, day or night.

Faster to Any Size Water Emergency

SERVPRO has over 2070 U.S. and Canadian Franchise locations, strategically positioned to be faster to any size disaster. If your Reading home or business is affected by water damage, we can provide an immediate emergency response that helps to prevent secondary damage and mold.

Highly-Trained Water Restoration Specialists

As water damage specialists, we have the experience, expertise, and the advanced training that enables us to get your property dried quickly and thoroughly. We use scientific drying principles and provide validation and documentation that your property is dry and the job is complete. Learn about our water damage training and certificates.

Locally Owned and Operated

SERVPRO of Reading is locally owned and operated so we are part of this community too. When you have a flooding or water emergency, we’re already nearby and ready to help. We take pride in being a part of the Reading community and want to do our part in making our community the best it can be.

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Our Restoration Process

Every water damage event is a little different and requires a unique solution, but the general process stays the same. The steps listed below illustrate our process for the “typical” water damage emergency.

1.  Emergency Contact

When you call us, our consultant will guide you through several questions that will help us respond to your water emergency more quickly and efficiently. This initial contact is an important part of a fast, effective restoration.

2. Inspection and Damage Assessment

We carefully inspect your property’s water damage, determining the type of water damage and the areas affected. This is a crucial step to creating an effective plan of action that will result in a successful restoration.

3. Water Removal / Water Extraction

The water removal process begins almost immediately and removes the majority of the water. We use powerful pumps and vacuum units to quickly remove hundreds or thousands of gallons from your property which helps prevent secondary water damage and mold growth.

4. Drying and Dehumidification

After the bulk of the water has been removed, we use specialized equipment to target the water that’s harder to access. Our Professionals use less intrusive, scientific drying methods to draw the remaining water and moisture from your property with air movers and dehumidifiers.

5. Cleaning and Sanitizing

Water damage also affects your belongings, like furniture, clothing, and personal items. We can clean restorable items using a number of specialized cleaning techniques. We also disinfect with antimicrobial treatments and remove odors using industrial air scrubbers and fogging equipment.

6. Restoration

Restoration is the process or restoring your home or business to its pre-water damage condition. Restoration may involve minor repairs, such as replacing drywall and installing new carpet or may entail major repairs such as the reconstruction of various areas or rooms in a home or business.

The Trusted Leader in Water Restoration

SERVPRO of Reading knows what it’s like when a water disaster occurs and we are prepared to react with the right tools and trained professionals. We lead the water restoration industry, and can be trusted to help remediate your water loss. SERVPRO understands how overwhelming a water emergency can be for homeowners. Call us at (610) 779-8189 and let us make it “Like it never even happened.”