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You Need Professionals to Mitigate Water Damage in Greenacres

6/16/2022 (Permalink)

Water spots on a white wall near a window Contact SERVPRO to restore your water damaged Greenacres property, "Like it never even happened."

Why do Greenacres Homeowners Trust SERVPRO with Water Damage Restoration? 

The water intrusion in residential buildings can be a traumatic event that can potentially disrupt lifestyle, creating stress and uncertainty. Professional restorers like SERVPRO can help you after a water damage incident to your Greenacres home by providing guidance and assistance to help you make the best decisions during these challenging times.  

SERVPRO is one of the few water damage restorers in Greenacres with a team certified by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC). Our technicians adhere to the S500 Standard for Professional Water Damage Restoration recommended by the IICRC throughout the restoration process. Through a meticulously designed restoration plan, SERVPRO restorers ensure that your property is restored “Like it never even happened.”

What is Restorative Drying, and How is it Achieved? 

One of the most basic requirements of water damage restoration of your Greenacres home is to remove the water and dry the structure as quickly as possible. SERVPRO techs use a technique called restorative drying to achieve this goal. We work hard to restore water damaged contents and structural components rather than replacing them. The goal is to remove the water before it has a chance to cause irreparable damage.   

SERVPRO techs create a ‘drying goal’ to expedite and streamline the process of restorative drying. This goal is a set of conditions that the techs want to bring about in the water-damaged area of the building. Once the drying goal is reached, the environment is deemed 'dry.' Establishing a typical drying goal involves-

  • Taking moisture readings from dry, unaffected contents and structural components can serve as the 'dry standard.'
  • Taking moisture readings of affected structural components and contents and 
  • comparing them with the dry standard
  • The structure is deemed dry once the moisture content in the affected area matches the moisture content of the unaffected region.

In some instances, SERVPRO restorers even use normal equilibrium moisture content (EMC) to establish the drying goal. EMC is the moisture content of a material when it is dry in relation to the surrounding air in its environment. 

After establishing a drying goal, it is equally important to see if the restorative drying method being used is effective or not. Technicians continually monitor the moisture readings during the restoration process and compare the readings to see if the contents are drying. 

Equipment Used in Restorative Drying

SERVPRO techs use various equipment to speed up the restorative drying process. The basic principles of increasing the drying efficiency include:

  • Removing the excess moisture from the air 
  • Increasing the airflow across the wet materials 
  • Using heat to speed up evaporation

Techs use equipment called dehumidifiers to remove water vapor, lowering the humidity ratio of the air. The dehumidifiers are strategically placed in a water-damaged structure to replace the cold moisture-laden air with dry, warm air. We use several types of humidifiers, including conventional refrigerant dehumidifiers and desiccant dehumidifiers, in water restoration projects. 

Air movers increase airflow across wet materials, removing the layer of humid, cool air that slows the evaporation rate. The high-velocity airflow created by the air movers is introduced at the surface level, increasing the evaporation rate. SERVPRO techs use a strategic combination of air movers and dehumidifiers to create an optimal drying condition. 

With SERVPRO, you can always expect industry-leading quality and service. Irrespective of the size, We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster. Call SERVPRO of Central Palm Beach at (561) 532-2770; we are available round the clock to answer your queries.

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