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SERVPRO Mitigates Selden Water Damage Scientifically

6/12/2022 (Permalink)

water removal equipment poster SERVPRO's air movers pair with dehumidifiers to mitigate water damage in Selden homes and businesses.

Using Air Currents to Swiftly Remove Water Vapor and Dry Out Your House in Selden

Feeling a cool breeze on your skin during the hottest summer days in Selden can be very refreshing. That cooling sensation comes from the evaporation of sweat. When no breeze passes over your skin, you no longer feel the coolness of evaporation taking place.

Within your Selden residence, water removal techniques use similar principles. We use air movers to create air currents, or breezes, inside your house. These steadily pull moisture off the surfaces throughout your house, wherever things have gotten damp. This excess moisture can happen because a tub overflowed, a sink dripped down through the floor and penetrated the ceiling downstairs, or a pipe broke.

The position of these air movers is just as important as the strength of the current they create. Just like if you blow directly on your arm on a hot day and it barely feels like it is cooler, pointing an air mover so that its air currents directly hit the area we want to dry does very little of what we want it to do. Instead, pointing the air movers in a position that causes the air currents to hit the damp area at an angle produces the desired effect. 

This positioning of our air movers also means that the air stays in contact with the surface longer. Pulling the water out of damp materials means moisture ends up in the air. Instead of letting it continue floating around inside your residence, SERVPRO places desiccant machines downwind of the bounced-off air. While we do not put these directly in the way, we put them in places where the air passes through at the most efficient rate.

We also use air scrubbers to remove dust and other contaminants in the air your family breathes. These machines are crucial to keeping the air clean while we work inside your home. Removing water damage sometimes means removing damaged materials. After we pull these items out (drywall, carpet, saturated furniture), our air movers can reach into areas that otherwise might remain unreachable.

Sometimes, we do not need to remove the materials. For instance, we can attach an air mover to the edge of a carpet slightly lifted off the ground and force air underneath. This process, called floating a carpet, dries the carpeting evenly and thoroughly. We must handle the carpet gently and use the clips correctly to achieve the most efficient results possible.

SERVPRO of Patchogue helps families in Coram when they need water removal services to dry out their homes or personal belongings. Call us at (631) 924-1801 when you need fast, professional service.

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