How do Professionals Establish a Drying Goal After Flood Damage to You Irwindale Home?
SERVPRO Technicians Assess the Damage Before Drying Out Your Flooded Property
Flood damage due to heavy rains or storms can leave your home in utter chaos. There is water everywhere, and even when the standing water is removed, there is the residual moisture that can continue to cause damage. It is crucial to eliminate this residual moisture to avoid any secondary moisture.
SERVPRO experts can establish what is called a drying goal during the flood damage restoration of your Irwindale home. Simply put, it indicates the conditions that material and contents are expected to display when the drying is complete. Once these conditions are reached, the home and its contents can be deemed dry, and there is no risk of any secondary damage due to the residual moisture.
Experts achieve this goal by establishing a few parameters during the restoration process. As a reference, they take the moisture content readings from a dry part of the home that is unaffected by the flood waters. This reading serves as a baseline. Next, they also establish the moisture in wood items regarding percentage and non-wood items regarding points.
Measuring the humidity of the air
The humidity is often expressed as a percentage value called relative humidity (RH). The SERVPRO technicians can establish an RH goal to expedite the drying process. An RH value of 40% or less is ideal for rapid drying of the contents and structures affected by the floodwater.
The technicians use a variety of instruments to measure the moisture content of the air and the RH. While moisture meters can tell the amount of water vapor in the air, thermohygrometers can calculate both the temperature and RH of the air. Technicians use the information from this equipment to establish ideal drying conditions to get the fastest drying rates possible.
Once the technicians establish the drying goal, they can discuss the remediation methods with you and implement the agreed upon plan. As ‘dry’ is a relative term, the drying goals help the technicians to achieve the desired level of drying that ensures that there is no secondary damage to your home after the cleanup.
Call SERVPRO of Azusa/ Covina at (626) 387-4111 today to talk to one of our flood restoration experts.
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