Walking into a situation where water seems to be everywhere can seem overwhelming. The first thing that should be done is to call In-Depth Restoration in order to curtail as much of the damage as possible.
Water damage can happen to a home or business in a number of ways. There may be flooding after a storm, a leak in the plumbing system or water damage can even be a side effect from a fire due to the fire departments efforts in distinguishing a blaze. Potentially, a water damage can be extremely costly. It needs to be taken care of right away because the longer it sits, the worse the damage becomes. If water stands long enough, mold becomes a problem as well causing health problems. Fortunately, In-Depth Restoration understands the challenges that water damage brings and is prepared to use its knowledge to conquer them by using one or more of the following methods:
- Water Extraction
- Temperature Control
Water extraction is the first goal when facing a building that has suffered water damage. Water is pulled from affected materials in its original liquid form — a bit like wringing out a piece of wet clothing, but the extraction happens with less pliable materials, so professionals need to use special equipment in order to accomplish this. Usually. extracting water will not remove it completely, however it does make it easier to dry materials through evaporation.
When there is still excess moisture that could not be extracted, it is important to speed along the drying process. In-Depth Restoration brings in high velocity air movers in order to circulate the air and allow affected items to dry out more quickly. By using these methods damaged items such as cushions, pillows, and carpeting can often stay where they are while the process is being completed.
When water is extracted and evaporated the next place it lands is in the air. Without further intervention, much of that moisture will end up right back where it started and may even result in mold growth. This is where dehumidification process begins. Low grain dehumidifiers are used to pull moisture out of the air until it reaches a healthy level.
There is more to drying out water damaged items than pulling out water and blowing air. The temperature of the air makes a difference as well. A balance must be found between warm air, which retains higher moisture levels than cooler air, and high temperatures that expedites the evaporation process. IDR is able to accomplish this by using a thermal imaging camera. These camera’s also make it possible to accurately assess the level or water damage over all.
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