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What Factors Impact Moisture Damage in Covina Homes?

11/2/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO drying equipment being used in water damaged room; flood cuts along wall; tile removed Water can damage drywall. Sometimes we need to make flood cuts along the wall to completely dry the structure of your home.

Understanding Drying Principles Shows the Objectives and Obstacles of Water Cleanup in Covina Homes

Moisture inevitably impacts different building materials and contents in different ways and at different rates. Knowing what to expect from present water damage and the exposed areas can express the priorities of our responding restoration technicians.

The Permeance of Affected Materials

Among the first factors influencing the ease of water cleanup in Covina are the porosity and permeance of the structural materials and the contents in the affected areas. Hundreds of surfaces exist in a single room of your house, many of which absorb or resist water at different rates. Those most sensitive to absorption should be prioritized.

The Exposure of Damaged Elements

The period of time that materials remain exposed to moisture and standing water impacts the damage they ultimately experience. While we prioritize water removal services and thorough drying, customers and homeowners can wait days or longer before notifying our team about a potential problem. Water continually damages and changes directly exposed materials, so we must act fast to overcome this.

The Right Tool for the Job

Removing moisture from the materials where it is trapped means having the right equipment and devices at our disposal to complete the job right. Removing water is one thing. Still, we also must monitor the rate of evaporation to avoid over-drying more sensitive elements like hardwood that can become permanently damaged. Some of our tools include:

  • Drying mats
  • Positive pressure
  • Negative pressure units
  • Air movers
  • Dehumidifiers
  • Ventilation

Cleaning up after a water loss event can involve several tools and a firm understanding of the behavior of water and moisture in a living space. We are leading restoration professionals with advanced equipment to help. Give our SERVPRO of Azusa / Covina team a call today at (626) 387-4111.

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