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We Have Advanced Equipment To Restore Your Voorhees Home After A Water Loss

3/5/2020 (Permalink)

We are available 24/7 to restore your home after water damage hits. We have the experience and expertise necessary to prevent further damage.

Drying After Water Damage in Your Voorhees Home

Having a water leak in your kitchen can cause havoc to your home and routine. It is vital to deal with it quickly to avoid any long-lasting damage. Only drying the water with old towels and mopping it up is not enough in most cases. Water can seep through vapor barriers to cause secondary damage like warped flooring, soggy drywall, or even dangerous mold infestations.

Water damage in your Voorhees home requires immediate attention. It is essential to safely remove all of the excess water out of the impacted areas and then go about the task of drying to preloss moisture levels. It is important to fully dry, but not over dry, causing the wood to become brittle, and materials to potentially shrink.

An essential part of the drying process is using air movers together with dehumidifiers to dry the materials within your home. As warm dry air exhausts out of the dehumidifiers, and air movers push the air across impacted areas at the surface level. It cuts through the boundary layer of wet, cold air and replaces it with warm, dry air.

Depending on the type of water damage, SERVPRO technicians may choose to use ventilating systems if there is any moisture trapped within cavities of the structure. Restorers can direct air using hoses into small spaces like under a kitchen cabinet. The ventilation systems use warm air to replace cold, moist air and speed up the evaporation.

Ventilating systems use either positive or negative pressure. Most commonly, the restoration specialists use positive pressure to push air into a cavity through the use of an air mover. However, some cases require negative pressure where the air is vacuumed out. SERVPRO professionals typically use this when they want to dry materials without removing what is behind the walls, keeping everything intact.

Technicians also use air filtration devices when needed to move the air and also filter it if contaminated particles are floating in the air. Usually, there are multiple filters, including HEPA (High-efficiency particulate air) filters that take out particles and trap them within the filter. The filters essentially act as air scrubbers that can attach to ducts, which allow restorers to direct the airflow, creating either negative or positive air pressure.

For assistance after a water spill, contact SERVPRO of Haddon Heights / Voorhees (856) 566-3388. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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