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Why Drying Is Vital After A Flood In Paramus

11/7/2019 (Permalink)

flooding in home after a storm Contact SERVPRO of Paramus at (201) 445-5588 today for flood assistance.

Why Drying is just as Important as Removal after Flood Damage in Paramus

A priority concern for homeowners when flood water enters the property is to remove as much volume as possible, as quickly as possible. However, the drying procedure is equally important but can quickly fly under the radar. Failure to correctly dry a flooded property can lead to water damages, which present themselves as discoloration or rotting of structural materials in the home. Previous flooding incidents can also lead to microbial growth issues further down the line, which can be both difficult and expensive to repair.

Our restoration services for flood damage in Paramus, incorporate proper drying techniques to ensure secondary harms are kept to a minimum. SERVPRO technicians are trained to recognize both immediate dangers as well as putting in place procedures to prevent secondary ones. We consider restoring a property to be not just the removal of water but also the thorough drying and cleaning of the affected area.

After pumping out large volumes of water, your home may feel safe to re-enter and inhabit. However, standing water can migrate quickly from the source and enter underneath the flooring, inside wall cavities, or beneath fittings. SERVPRO technicians use a range of measuring equipment, including moisture meters, sensors, and thermal imaging cameras, to track the migration of water around your home. This equipment can help us to restore the property without performing unnecessary removal of drywall or other physical barriers.

If the presence of moisture is detected inside wall cavities, they can cause secondary mold growth issues. By removing the baseboard of the wall, a SERVPRO technician can drill small holes to allow ventilation into the cavity. We can then use these small holes to attach our Injectidry system to the wall and circulate warm, dry air. Creating circulation is essential to ensuring that the evaporation process happens quickly without condensation damaging or discoloring paintwork.

While restoring a flooded property incorporates cleaning, the most effective guard against secondary issues is controlling humidity. Using thermal hygrometers with dehumidification equipment, our technicians can keep the affected area above the dew point. This drying method can be especially effective at protecting electronic equipment, which can often suffer irreparable damage if the dew point is reached.

Removing large volumes of water is just the first step in getting your home back to its preloss condition. Contact SERVPRO of Paramus at (201) 445-5588 today for flood assistance.

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