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Got Water Damage In Your Azusa Home? It is No Match for the Experts At SERVPRO!

4/26/2020 (Permalink)

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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 is necessary to set up several air movers in the structure, our technicians arrange them in a clockwise pattern.

We must 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 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.

Water Damage in the Walls of Your Covina Home

Being a homeowner means being vigilant about the safety and integrity of your home. You work hard to avoid harm's way, but sometimes dangers escape your careful eye. If a pipe bursts even slightly, your home can face water damage behind its walls, alerting you when it is already too late. As soon as you discover standing water, it is time to reach out to a team of experts to return your home to its original condition and avoid further damage.

If you encounter water damage to your home in Covina, this is the moment to reach out to us. To assess the severity of what lurks behind walls and under the floor, our team is here. Our rapid access team is available 24/7 to attend to your emergency, even if it appears to be a simple repair. Our expertise allows us to carefully review the immediate and potential dangers standing water can have on your home. For example, a small but long-lasting water leak may weaken your home's foundations over time. Although water pockets may not be evident at first sight, our team carries specialized monitoring equipment that can detect water deposits in hidden places that could weaken the structure or compromise your dry-wall. Our training and on-field expertise allow us to survey your home and identify areas of risk.

When the leak has been small, our SERVPRO of Azusa / Covina  technicians work to extract water with dehumidifiers, wet/dry vacuums and other handheld tools. When the amount of water damage is more significant, we might incorporate powerful air movers and submersible pumps to complete the job. In the process we monitor all appropriate levels of humidity until the atmosphere in your home has returned to normal. In some cases, we may drill small holes in your baseboards and inject warm air into your walls to speed up the drying process. This technique is commonly known as injectidry.

Our work is not complete until the threat for mold is addressed. Often a by-product of standing waters, mold spores can spread quickly throughout your home. Our team tests for the presence of mold and makes recommendations based on our findings. Like you, our goal is to keep you and your family safe.

Whether you encounter a small leak or an overwhelming amount of water, reach out to SERVPRO of Azusa/Covina at (626) 387-4111. Allow our professional staff to help you leave your home like nothing ever happened.

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