Factors to Take Into Consideration for Successful Water Restoration in Irwindale
Successfully removing water damage from your home
Four fundamental factors lead to successful drying after a water damage event. These four factors are temperature, humidity, air movement and the quantity of moisture in the structure. Conventionally, drying takes place when wet materials or air loses moisture to drier air or materials, and the entire process seeks to establish an equilibrium. In this article, we are looking at how these factors interact during the restoration of your Irwindale property.
Our SERVPRO technicians usually heat the affected areas to 70° to 90° since at such a temperature the hot air cannot hold additional moisture. Where there is no heating appliance available at the site, we can use portable heaters to do the job. Since much moisture evaporates into the surrounding during first drying days, there are chances of secondary damage taking place. To counter that, we set up enough dehumidifiers.
When there is a lot of standing water in the structure, dehumidification is not the best option for extraction. Our SERVPRO technicians can use submersible pumps as well as portable and truck-mounted extractors for smoother and faster removal. It is advisable to extract the water by physical means since it saves on the drying time in the long run. We also remove any damaged pad from the affected areas and ensure we do not drip the water on dry areas.
As materials and surfaces lose moisture to the surrounding, the relative humidity increases and there is need to ensure it stays within 30% to 50%. At a higher relative humidity, the drying time slows down since the air is entirely or almost saturated. That is why our SERVPRO technicians use dehumidifiers to remove the evaporated water from the surrounding air. By correctly positioning air movers in the room, it is possible to blow the damp air out and bring in the warm and dry air, thus speeding the drying speed.
At SERVPRO of Azusa / Covina, we are committed to ensuring your home appears “Like it never even happened” after Any Size Disaster. Call us at (626) 387-4111 to benefit from our industry proven restoration procedures.
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