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Three Factors for Successful Water Extraction

2/10/2020 (Permalink)

Standing water inside living room area If water is allowed to stand for too long, you run the risk of losing your furnishings and possessions to moisture-based rot and deterioration.

There are many reasons why a home might sustain water damage, requiring repairs and restoration by a team of experts. Whether your property is the victim of natural floods or you are dealing with the aftermath of a broken appliance, water must be removed quickly.

If water is allowed to stand for too long, you run the risk of losing your furnishings and possessions to moisture-based rot and deterioration. This is why the restoration experts at SERVPRO do not waste any time starting water removal in Lyon and Storey County homes and commercial buildings. The success of the process, however, depends on the careful consideration of three key factors: Temperature, Amount of Standing Water, and Relative Humidity

Temperature
Water removal requires a lot more precision than you might think. For instance, the optimal drying conditions are at a temperature between 70-90 degrees Fahrenheit. However, during the first few days, it is better for the air in the room to be below 80 degrees. So, water damage restoration experts have to monitor conditions very carefully for the affected area to dry fast.

Amount of Standing Water
This is the amount of water which can be physically removed (pumped or vacuumed), as opposed to being dehumidified. It is much easier to pump liquid water than it is to interact with gas, so the SERVPRO team will remove as much liquid as possible. The amount of standing water has a great impact on how long the process lasts.

Relative Humidity
The term “relative humidity” refers to the amount of moisture that the air is holding. SERVPRO technicians formulate your drying plan with an accurate measurement of relative humidity. Anywhere between 30-50% is considered to be a comfortable level of humidity for most homeowners. Once levels pass 60%, the air is heavily saturated, causing a clammy and unpleasant atmosphere. Dehumidifiers are used to eliminate unwanted moisture from the air and bring the conditions back to a comfortable and healthy level for the home or business owner.

SERVPRO of Carson City/Douglas County/South Lake Tahoe/Lyon & Storey Counties has the equipment, knowledge, and expertise that you need to bring your home or business back to life after a flood. We are locally owned, responding quickly to all property owners. Call us 24/7 at (775) 588-2355.

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