What Can I Expect During Professional Drying Services After Water Damage in Augusta?
Removing Lingering Moisture from Your Augusta Home’s Structure Is a SERVPRO Specialty
When pipes burst or appliances malfunction, water spreads far from the place of the breakage throughout your home. Once pumping and extraction remove standing fluids, work still must be done. Permeable building materials abound in homes, and these materials absorb the water as it flows over surfaces and seeps into cracks and joints.
Why Are Active Drying Strategies Necessary?
If the water damage in your Augusta home incompletely resolves because moisture remains in building materials, the following can happen:
• Drywall crumbles
• Ceilings bulge and sag
• Paint blisters and wallpaper peels
• Carpets stretch, tear, and delaminate
• Hardwood floors warp, crown, cup, and buckle
• Laminate floors disintegrate
• Wooden framing distorts and weakens and metal fasteners rust
The disruption, time, and expense needed to bring your dwelling back to preloss condition multiply without drying. The damage can become permanent, risking all you invested in your home.
What Steps Are Next to Plan for Structural Drying?
The SERVPRO crew uses our training in reading temperature fluctuation to locate water with thermal imaging cameras, and employ moisture detectors and meters to help outline the perimeter of the water incursion and the severity of moisture intrusion. Data gathered by this methodology and comparative testing in unaffected areas of your home form the baseline for our drying goals.
What Does Drying Look Like?
We position air movers strategically near the wet materials. The equipment never aims directly at a surface to avoid inadvertently increasing the moisture load from the humid air. Heaters accelerate the process, achieving a balance of dry, warmer air to encourage the evaporation of water out of structures. Removal of the water vapor by dehumidifiers permits more moisture to move into the air until the levels reach those of the unaffected spaces in your home.
The trained and experienced crews of SERVPRO of Augusta are structural drying experts. Set up an assessment as soon as possible after the discovery of water damage. Contact us at (706) 750-0200.
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