Safeguarding Contents during Water Removal from Martinez Homes
SERVPRO Minimizes Chances of Damage during Water Removal through Planning
Unwanted water intrusion into your house poses various risks to your valuables, including causing rust, staining, or even mold development. However, water removal processes can also cause damages if not properly handled.
Some of the contents at risk of damage during water removal from Martinez properties include furniture, upholstery items, and carpets since moisture absorption affects their constituent materials. For example, carpets lose 50% of their strength when wet, and actions such as dragging furniture over them can tear them. Other actions such as floating the carpets, a process in which we force dry air underneath the carpet during drying, can lead to stretching. The suction power of extraction equipment might also harm upholstery items.
SERVPRO takes various precautions when performing water removal processes to minimize chances of damages, including:
- Setting drying goals to ensure controlled drying because swift drying can lead to problems like warping in wood
- Tacking carpets on the tackless strip to minimize flapping when floating the carpet for better drying
- Using the right extraction wands to remove water from upholstery items because using those with high vacuum lift might be faster but lead to problems