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Drying Techniques Professionals Use To Address Flood Damage In Your Everett Home

11/17/2019 (Permalink)

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Let us break down our drying techniques for your flooded Everett home.

Dehumidifiers put out hot, dry air, and are used to draw moisture out of saturated materials found in your home. The equipment makes it easy to dry hard-to-reach areas, such as wall cavities, pillars, crawl-spaces, and the attic of your Everett area home. Using a dehumidifier in combination with air movers can direct hot air where needed, making a significant difference in drying time. 

Technicians should always consider placement when using air movers and dehumidifiers to address flood damage on your Everett property. Air movers should never blow air directly into the back of a dehumidifier. Instead, we aim dehumidifier exhaust towards air movers to enhance results. Restorers with Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification understand the proper steps used to reach drying goals quickly.

SERVPRO technicians can place air movers under carpeting to improve drying times. We vent carpeting so that air can escape, applying advanced techniques that are useful for drying both your carpet and the subfloor underneath. Our technicians take precautions to prevent over-flapping that has the potential to lead to delamination or cause damage to surrounding walls.

Your SERVPRO team monitors all drying equipment throughout your flood damage restoration. We document drying conditions, taking readings for relative humidity (RH), temperature, and moisture content, performing regular evaluations until reaching the set drying goal. 

If necessary, we move air movers and dehumidifiers in a circular motion to maintain an optimal drying environment. We use a thermo-hygrometers to monitor the exhaust air emitted by each dehumidifier and calculate the grains per pound (GPP) of the dehumidified air.  

SERVPRO uses grain depression to determine whether the GPP is enough to reach our drying goal and make adjustments accordingly. When moisture content measurements show that we have reached our drying goal, the building is considered dry. We meet both the structure and content drying goals before removing any equipment from your home. 

Call our team at SERVPRO of South Everett for access to full-service flood damage solutions throughout the Mukilteo, Paine Field, Evergreen, and surrounding areas. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster, make the call today. (425) 367-4484.

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