Drying and Dehumidification After Water Damage
SERVPRO of Jacksonville Beach/Ponte Vedra Explains Drying and Dehumidification.
Excess water in your home can cause all kinds of damage, from warped floors to discolored paint, and the moisture can encourage the formation of mold and mildew. Water damage can be from severe weather, clogged gutters, leaking pipes, blocked drains, or condensation in your plumbing or air conditioning systems. If you’ve had the unfortunate experience of water damage in your home, it’s critical to make sure that the moisture in your home has been completely removed so that you and your family can safely return to your normal lives.
While you may want to try drying out your home on your own, in most cases, you’ll need the help of professionals who can use several tools and technologies to remove the maximum volume of water. Proper drying and dehumidification require several steps:
The first step is to use extraction equipment to pull as much moisture from your floors and walls as quickly as possible. This can take several forms, from absorbing, draining, pumping, and vacuuming. This will remove any of the standing water but will not do the whole job.
Once the bulk of the water has been removed, your restoration team should use room measurements, temperature and relative humidity to determine the optimal number of dehumidifiers to set up. The dehumidifiers will work to pull the moisture out of your walls and floors, and out of the air as well. This can help to prevent swelling and warping of floors, walls, and furniture.
During this process, your home will be monitored closely until the machines have done their job and the humidity levels are back to normal. This drying out process can take anywhere from a few hours to a few days, depending on the volume of water involved, as well as the general weather conditions in your area.
If not properly taken care of, excess moisture will lead to mold and structural damage. Carefully following a proven and effective course of action, SERVPRO of Jacksonville Beach/Ponte Vedra can help you to get your home back in shape. We have the equipment and the expertise to quickly and safely respond to your call for help and to complete the process of drying and dehumidification professionally and courteously.
We are a locally owned and operated small business and have a team of highly trained technicians that are dedicated to responding quickly to any size disaster. We provide 24-hour emergency service to Jacksonville and St. Johns County beaches and have the training and expertise to handle your restoration and cleaning needs. Not only are we an IICRC (Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certified) Firm, but all of our technicians, members of our office staff and business development teams are individually trained and IICRC certified as well.
For additional information about our company, visit our website or call us at 904-246-6118.