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Before It’s Too Late, Get the Scoop on Water Damage Remediation

2/9/2020 (Permalink)

While many homeowners can recognize the role of dehumidifiers in drying out their damaged houses, few truly appreciate all of the reasons why dehumidification units are necessary in water loss recovery. Our SERVPRO team can execute containment barriers that isolate damp areas of a home to create a regulated space to monitor airflow, traffic, drying, and structural integrity of the affected areas.

Because there are many size and types of machines, it makes sense that there are many ways that they can aid in removing water damage. Dependent on the nature of the moisture present, our technicians can determine the best use of our equipment and which removal units are necessary for each project.


Containment is vital to help the moisture removal practices be more productive, but it can also intensify the production of running dehumidifiers. In an enclosed space, the units are recirculating the same air, drying it out more quickly than if the project were to use open-air.


Because our team uses air movers to vaporize moisture in materials throughout a home, this vapor hangs as cool air above the surface of the wall or flooring. Cold temperatures can slow the drying and restoration process, making the capabilities of dehumidifiers valuable.

Drying Balance

Establishing the right balance of air movers and dehumidifiers is one things our SERVPRO team faces. If there is too much evaporation, the dehumidifiers cannot keep up. And, this can also be said about the placement and position of units maintaining a balanced drying system. At no point can the amount of moisture drop below the moist air created through evaporation.

No matter how severe the water damage to your home is, SERVPRO of Roanoke Rapids can help. We have dehumidifiers in many sizes and strength to tackle the hardest jobs. Give us a call today.

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