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Got Water Damage In Your Azusa Home? It's No Match For The Experts At SERVPRO!

11/7/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Got Water Damage In Your Azusa Home? It's No Match For The Experts At SERVPRO! SERVPRO has the experience and skills to attend to any size of restoration or cleaning emergencies in your home or business.

How To Speed Up Drying When Restoring Water Damaged Structures In Azusa

Whether we are drying a wet wall or fiberglass insulation during water damage restoration, the management of airflow is essential. There is a correct way of positioning air movers to dry surfaces or speed up the drying process. We are going to look at some of the drying techniques that we use when addressing moisture problems in Azusa.

The angle at which the air mover is positioned relative to the wet surface plays a significant role when we are attending to water damage incidents in Azusa. It is a mistake to let the air mover blow directly into the wall since the pressure from the air forces the wetness into the surface and at the same time the air bounces back. For optimum results, we place the device at a 45-degree angle. At such a position, the air currents bounce off the wet area carrying along moisture. If it's necessary to set up several air movers in the structure, our SERVPRO technicians arrange them in a clockwise pattern.

We have to open a few panels when drying drop ceilings and direct dry air into the openings. By ventilating the hard-to-dry areas, we can increase the rate of evaporation. If we use a moisture sensor and detect the presence of water in the walls, we may decide to remove the baseboards and drill a 1.5-inch hole between the studs. We can then direct air into the walls through the holes by using a venting system which is attached to an air mover.

There are instances where the paint of the walls can act as a moisture barrier and slow the drying process. Our SERVPRO technicians peel the paint to address such challenges. If the humidity of the room increases as the surrounding surfaces loose moisture, we install dehumidifiers to absorb the water vapor.

SERVPRO of Azusa / Covina has the experience and skills to attend to any size of restoration or cleaning emergencies in your home or business. Call (626) 387-4111 and allow a trusted industry leader to return your property to its preloss state.

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