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How Air Movers are Placed to Strategically Dry Flood Damage

2/21/2020 (Permalink)

Let SERVPRO help limit the losses in your home after flooding damage.

Without explanation, large residences can suffer damages flooding situations. The winter season poses a threat of flash flooding as weather alerts reach their peak. Flash floods can travel up to nine feet per second, carrying rocks, gravel and mud with them. The sheer force of rushing water can leave homeowners powerless, as they can break through windows and doors quickly flooding lower levels of homes. While you may not be able to stop floodwaters, you can limit the losses by calling the professionals right away.

Emergency services for flood damage are available in the Roanoke Rapids areas year around. In order to limit losses, it is important to remove the water as quickly as possible. The role of a flood damage restorer does not stop at removing standing water though. Wet or damp properties are just as likely to suffer damages as flooded properties. SERVPRO’s experienced and qualified technicians ensure the drying process is as effective at limiting losses as the removal procedure is at stopping immediate, emergency concerns.

Wet floors raise in-home humidity levels as the moisture evaporates. As water evaporates, it can create a boundary layer of air that inhibits further evaporation. To combat this, SERVPRO of Roanoke Rapids’ technicians use air movers to keep air circulating and replace humid boundary layers with dryer sheets. This plays an important role in the length of time it takes to restore your property to its preloss condition.

SERVPRO staff may use as many as 20 air movers to promote constant airflow throughout your property. Air movers use centrifugal motion to circulate large amounts of air and use a daisy chain fitting to ensure multiple units can be set up in a room with just one power cord. The precise placement of these air movers ensures that it’s possible to circulate air from one or two open points of outdoor air. If security is a concern, air movers are positioned in a closed-circuit system which uses dehumidifiers to provide dry air.

Drying flooded property can reduce claims and losses. If your property has suffered flood damage, contact SERVPRO of Roanoke Rapids today.

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