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Mount Vernon Water Loss? Attention DIY-Selfers--Call SERVPRO for Cleanup and Restoration

4/26/2022 (Permalink)

condensation on window; some water damage Removing Moisture is a Key Factor in Water Loss Mitigation in Mount Vernon Homes--So Call SERVPRO!

How Dehumidifiers Assist in Turning Around Water Damage in Mount Vernon Homes

If you have water damage in your home, you might be tempted to handle it independently. In some cases, this works out okay, and in other circumstances, it can make the damage even worse.

DIY cleanup of water damage in your Mount Vernon home may involve mops, towels, wet/dry vacuums, and fans. These are fine for drying surfaces, but blowing a fan on a damp carpet, for example, may only manage to dry the tops of the fibers. That means the padding and lower part of the carpet remain damp, leaving the residence open for further damage from damaged subflooring, mold, and musty odors. 

Professional Detection and Extraction Equipment

The technicians use many kinds of moisture detection devices to determine all areas of water migration. When SERVPRO technicians work on a water spill in a home, they use portable pumps and different types of removal equipment dependent on the types of surfaces they are working on. 

Dehumidification Makes the Difference

The dehumidification equipment used with the air movers starts a cycle that thoroughly dries carpets and surfaces. As the air movers send high-velocity airflow over the wet areas, it causes moisture to rise. The dehumidifiers capture that moisture and remove it from the room. As the cycle continues, progressively drier air circulates. SERVPRO technicians often "float" carpets where they loosen one side and direct air movers to blow above and below, resulting in a completely dry carpet and padding.

Monitoring the Process

As a water loss area dries, technicians take moisture readings during and afterward to ensure drying goals are reached. This attention to detail assists in inhibiting both mold and foul odors happening in the home. The average indoor humidity goal is 50% or less, so naturally occurring mold spores do not germinate.

Contact SERVPRO of Skagit County at (360) 873-8744 when your home has water damage. The technicians show up quickly, dry, and clean the property to make it "Like it never even happened."

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