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Eliminate Flood Damage in Tallahassee Homes with Assembled Drying Chambers

1/12/2017 (Permalink)

Tallahassee Flooding Extraction & Drying Techniques by SERVPRO

Storm Damage and Water Extraction from Flooding Can Be Resolved by SERVPRO

When a homeowner hires the services of a flood damage restoration team, he can expect to receive a carefully developed drying plan. This protocol should include the provision of dehumidifiers and air movers, the use of wet vacuums (if necessary), and the treatment of toxic materials in the case of black water, contaminated ground water or sewage.

It takes a lot of skill and knowledge to restore flood damage in Tallahassee homes. Drying can be carried out in some different ways and companies like SERVPRO are tasked with finding the best approach. Our aim is always to make repairs as fast and effective as possible while causing minimal disruption to your regular routines.

Keep reading to find out how and why our technicians use drying chambers to speed up the restoration process.

What Is a Drying Chamber?
The drying chamber is a very simple approach to flood damage restoration. If only part of a room or area is damp, it will dry more quickly if it is separated from the rest of the structure and targeted directly. This is why the SERVPRO team often uses polyethylene rolls to construct contained chambers. Air movers, fans, and dehumidifiers can then be brought into the chamber and directed at the spots which require the most attention.

Why Are Drying Chambers Effective?
This method works because drying tools like dehumidifiers and air movers interact directly with the humid air inside flooded rooms. For instance, if one part of the room holds very damp furniture (curtains, drapes, sofas, etc.), containing it allows the machines to circulate the humid air strongly in a confined space. This increase the evaporation rate and the chemical (gel) dehumidifiers can then pluck the water molecules from the damp air and secure them in the gel. We can also use holding pans to accommodate the liquid.

How is a Drying Chamber Constructed?
Polyethylene sheets are hung over temporary frames, which form a rudimentary chamber within the affected space. If the chamber contains any doors or windows, these will be sealed to keep the humid air inside. The technicians may ask you to keep all doors and windows in the room closed, even if they are not inside the contained space. Drafts and cold air can disrupt the rate of evaporation and slow down the drying.

For successful flood damage restoration, you need the help of a professional team. SERVPRO of North Leon County is a local service, so we are perfectly placed to deal with flooding in the Tallahassee area. Call us 24/7 at (850) 536-6599.

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