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SERVPRO Saves Setauket Homes from Lasting Effects of Water Damage

3/14/2023 (Permalink)

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It Pays to Hire Professionals Like SERVPRO After Water Damage to Your Setauket Home   

Water damage to your Setauket home can impact the structural integrity of building materials if not managed promptly. SERVPRO restorers must remove the excess water in the structural materials and return the moisture content to preloss condition. 

SERVPRO techs use the latest technology and equipment to manipulate the drying conditions when restoring water damage to your Setauket home. Humidity and airflow are crucial parameters that the techs control to accelerate the drying rate. Reducing the drying air's humidity and increasing the air's velocity flowing across the wet surfaces promote faster evaporation. 

Role of Air Movers in Water Restoration 

SERVPRO techs use air-moving equipment to increase the evaporation rate at the surface level. As the moisture evaporates from the surface, the layer of air directly above the wet material becomes quickly saturated with water, creating a boundary layer. 

Air movers can create a directional airflow to disturb this saturated air layer and replace it with warmer, drier air, shifting the equilibrium in favor of evaporation. SERVPRO techs usually use the following two types of air overs in domestic water cleanup incidents:

  • Centrifugal air movers
  • Axial air movers 

While centrifugal air movers can create high static pressure, they cannot move large volumes of air. Hence, these pieces of equipment are ideal for directing the airflow to a specific spot. On the other hand, axial air movers can move large volumes of air and cover larger areas of affected materials. 

Drying Structural Cavities

Drying structural cavities can be challenging as guiding airflow to these places without controlled demolition is difficult. SERVPRO techs direct air into such cavities by drilling small holes in -

  • Walls
  • Ceilings
  • cabinets 

Call SERVPRO of SERVPRO of Port Jefferson at (631) 476-5300 for a service you can trust.

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