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Why Efficient Water Removal is Key to the Elmore Flood Damage Remediation Process

10/30/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Why Efficient Water Removal is Key to the Elmore Flood Damage Remediation Process Sometimes flooding is just not avoidable after a storm or a river overflows. Call SERVPRO to remediate any flood damage in your home.

Drying a Structure Properly After Flood Damage in Elmore

Various problems can crop up when your Elmore property floods. Among the issues expected include mold development, rotting, and air quality problems from a combination of the first two problems, or other issues such as debris dumped in the property by the intruding waters. A thorough cleanup of the affected property helps eliminate most of the issues. However, failing to dry the structure to the right levels causes proliferation of some problems.
 
After the initial extraction of water and cleanup necessary after flood damage in Elmore, removal of excess moisture is essential. The process mostly involves the use of dehumidifiers. Dehumidifiers fall into two categories, desiccant and refrigerant and sometimes it is best to use the two types to get a good outcome. For instance, in the early stages when humidity is higher, the refrigerant variety is better. When porous materials are dry but structural elements are wet, the desiccant variety works best. Since our SERVPRO team is equipped with different types of dehumidifiers, we can handle the drying process effectively.
 
Depending on the size of the property, more than one unit might be necessary to ensure the structure not only dries properly but also within the right timeline. Remember, mold can start developing within 48 hours, so time is a significant constraint. Our SERVPRO technicians calculate the number of dehumidifiers needed by considering the capacity of each unit and the nature of the environment being dried. We check the amount of porous or absorbent materials in an area, as well as whether there is any water trapped in wall cavities.
 
Drying a structure would be easy if it only requires placing the drying units and waiting. However, as the process of moisture removal progresses, it requires constant monitoring so that any changes in the placement or number of equipment can be made. Sometimes our SERVPRO technicians can isolate small areas within the main structure for drying using plastic sheets. Such isolation helps because smaller drying area quickens the process.
 
When your property floods, call SERVPRO of Prattville to help dry it to normal levels. You can reach us at (334) 358-1186 any time. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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