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Constant Principles of Fast West Hartford Water Damage Cleanup

9/14/2022 (Permalink)

drying equipment in kitchen poster Water damage cleanup and drying in West Hartford --no problem with SERVPRO's advanced extraction and drying equipment. "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO Quickly Manages Water Damage

Water emergencies encompass most of the service calls our restoration firm receives throughout the year. Because we expect a higher volume of these work orders over other services we provide, we can confidently keep production vehicles and service trucks stocked with tools and equipment to help manage threats like:

  • Burst Pipes
  • Spills
  • Broken Appliances
  • Leaks
  • Flooding

It is urgent to rapidly address West Hartford water damage, whether it is a residential or commercial threat. With the size of our restoration team and our experience, we are equipped to handle these emergencies of all sizes, responding quickly to get mitigation and emergency services started when necessary.

Why Mitigation Should Start Fast

With water damage, it is important for mitigation and emergency services to start as soon as possible. Wet environments do not improve independently, mainly when structural damage occurs. We must prioritize several mitigative steps when our team first arrives. Water removal, content management, and mold prevention are often at the top of this list.

Getting Air Moving in the Work Zone

Airflow is among the most critical elements to effective and efficient drying from our SERVPRO team. Without circulation and direct blasts of air, evaporation occurs slower, and impacted materials are more likely to suffer irreparable harm. Some of the tools or processes used to orchestrate controlled airflow include:

  • Axial Air Movers – High-velocity air movers like our axial units blast at wall systems and ceilings with warm, continuous air to promote steady evaporation.
  • Centrifugal Air Movers – Unlike axial units that impact a broader drying zone, centrifugal machines target a specific point on a wet surface to increase the evaporation at this designated position.
  • Ventilation - While air movers push blasts of air at a particular point, ventilation systems pull wet air from the workspace and exhaust it safely outside to decrease humidity.

The Importance of Temperature

There are many advantages for SERVPRO professionals to manipulate the temperature of the workspace when contending with water damage. Warmer temperatures escalate many processes, making most of the restoration actions we provide a faster solution. Portable heaters can be positioned within the work areas to ensure that wet surfaces can be warmer and that these machines impact the full enclosed zone for drying. There are several advantages to increasing temperatures, such as:

  • Less vapor barrier
  • Faster drying
  • Increased chemical reactions

Managing Moisture Content in the Environment

Another one of the drying principles relies on managing and reducing moisture content in the air. Humidity can be one of the contributors to threats like mold growth and can slow or even stop the drying process entirely when the relative humidity percentage reaches its peak. Regulating these conditions involves the application of dehumidification units throughout the property to absorb or collect moisture grains from the atmosphere. Sensors and detection equipment keep a continual watch on the progress and effectiveness of these instruments.

Do Water Damage Repairs Need to Happen?

The destructive capacities of water, especially when it is not immediately removed or dried, cannot be overstated. Moisture and dampness can destroy building materials and contents, leaving many homes needing repairs and reconstruction beyond the restoration work started. We have a general contractor license that can help in these efforts beyond early mitigation actions like controlled demolition to provide utility repair, build-back, and other needed restorative solutions.

West Hartford water damage can strike quickly and definitively compromise homes and businesses in the community. As dire as circumstances can be when emergencies occur, we have a rapid response team to ensure we get mitigation started right away. Give our SERVPRO of West Hartford professionals a call at (860) 206-6141.

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