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What Tools Are Used to Dry Water-Damaged Structures?

4/26/2020 (Permalink)

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Our SERVPRO Professionals Use Efficient Drying Tools to Maximize Drying Goals in Coral Springs Homes.

The restoration of water damaged structures can often fall to the capable hands of our SERVPRO technicians. With cutting-edge tools and equipment and extensive experience in water restoration, we can offer efficient and focused attention to your Coral Springs home after a disaster occurs. From the removal of standing water on the floors to structural woes that could exist after prolonged exposure, we have a team of professionals to help.

Understanding the extent of water damage to Coral Springs homes is the start of recovery and restoration. Our experts can work directly with our customers to determine the extent of the damage and any pre-existing conditions. This evaluation can help in streamlining the drying approach by having our restorers focus on the materials and contents impacted directly by the water loss. Streamlining recovery saves customers time and money and can reduce the production of microbial threats.

What are Air Movers?

Understanding the drying process begins with an introduction to one of its most productive tools, the air mover. High-velocity fans like these can harness airflow to maximize drying efficiency along with the appropriate temperature and humidity.

Centrifugal Air Movers

We have hundreds of air movers in our inventory of recovery tools, and centrifugal units serve a specific purpose. These machines produce a powerful blast of concentrated air that can get directed at specific points in a damaged material or possession, allowing focused evaporative power on a specific point. These are turbine type devices for generating the prescribed circulation patterns.

• Low-Profile Air Movers

These same machines have a low-profile model that can help our professionals to reach challenging areas that might otherwise be impossible to dry. These units can also be the ideal choice when carpet floating is a beneficial drying approach for your flooring. Some have several different snouts that can be attached for specific force and patterns of air movement.

Axial Air Movers

These air movers are intended for broader use in open environments. They expel a substantial volume of air, allowing the increase of airflow throughout the entire affected area at once. Evaporation can increase even more when axial units get daisy-chained together by plugging one unit into the next to focus several machines on the same damaged area simultaneously. Often these can be placed at exit points to create a negative airflow as moist, interior air is channeled to the outside.

What Role Do Dehumidifiers Play in Drying?

Dehumidifiers have a straightforward role in the drying of damaged homes, especially with the effectiveness of air movers in the drying space. The evaporation of moisture in materials throughout a region of your house gets added to the humidity in the environment of the house. Dehumidifiers can condense this water vapor to reduce excessive relative humidity levels that can encourage the presence and spread of microbial threats along with secondary water damage to contents.

When Do Specialty Drying Tools Get Used?

There are many instances where air movers can still be effective and efficient in drying the house, but other specialty equipment might get the job done faster. Our SERVPRO team focuses on the quickest and most thorough drying practices, and that might include the use of several drying or extraction tools such as:

• Floor Mat Systems
Hard flooring systems like tile and wood planks can be challenging to dry and recover if water has absorbed into the material or gotten underneath it somehow. Drying mats can be vital for removing moisture from the floor and its subflooring materials without overly rapid removal that might damage wood plank floors.

• Positive Pressure Systems
Wall systems and structural cavities can be susceptible to migrating moisture like anywhere else in your home. Instead of immediately removing large portions of the drywall and other affected materials, it is possible to promote evaporation in these cavities with positive pressure systems. We can drill small holes behind the baseboard and feed air tubes into the wall at multiple points to force heated air into the space and dry it out. We can also drill small holes at the ceiling level to amplify air circulation within the wall cavities.

• Weighted Extractors
Weighted extractors are an ideal tool for use on carpeted floors as it forces moisture to the surface from both the carpet fibers and the padding simultaneously. An onboard vacuum removes this water before more direct drying practices can begin.

How Do I Clean After a Water Loss Incident?

• Residue and Soil Removal
Our professionals must often wipe down surfaces and clean up contents exposed to standing water and migrating loss effects after a disaster. We have a line of robust cleaning agents and chemicals that can restore the look and feel of materials and contents of your house.

• Carpet Cleaning
Excessive water loss emergencies can leave carpets worse for wear than ever before, but our premier cleaning practices can help. Through pre-conditioning treatments and hot water extraction cleaning, you can have the vitality of your carpet back.

• Deodorization
While odors are not always a hurdle after water losses, their presence can be unmistakable and challenging to live with when they do exist. We have numerous tools and products to help neutralize harsh odors, including thermal foggers and ozone machines. The key to odor control post-extraction is the establishment of preloss moisture content levels. Hidden water can and will produce malodors.

We can help your house feel like home again after a water loss. Give our SERVPRO of West Coral Springs / West Parkland team a call today at (954) 973-4130.

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