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Things to Manipulate During Water Mitigation in Montrose Houses

12/12/2022 (Permalink)

picture of hydrologic cycle The hydrologic cycle picture can actually be your Montrose home evaporating away water from damaged structures and contents. Call SERVPRO

SERVPRO Optimizes Water Restoration Processes in Montrose

Water mitigation is a general term for the activities done after an incident causes significant moisture accumulation inside a property. Mitigation is an adaptive process that responds to the conditions created by the incident. However, there are many common concepts used during interventions after water intrusion.

Starting water mitigation at your Montrose property from an informed perspective would likely produce better outcomes. That is one of the reasons hiring a professional team like SERVPRO helps because of the wealth of knowledge gathered over time as we resolve various incidents. Knowing the things we have to manipulate to facilitate mitigation ensures we are well-equipped from the beginning.

Necessary Manipulations during Restoration

  • Opening up or containing structures
  • Temperature regulation
  • Air supply
  • Content manipulation

Once released, water readily moves around the property, reaching open or concealed areas. Accessing all the traces can require elaborate processes, including opening up enclosed spaces such as walls, cabinets, and subfloor areas. Our SERVPRO technicians are prepared with drills, pry bars, and utility knives to facilitate any demolition task. Creating new enclosures or sealing openings is necessary in other cases, especially drying. We use plastic sheets and sturdy mediums such as PVC pipes to create temporary isolation or drying chambers.

How Air and Temperature Affect Restoration

Most of the water that breaches your property is absorbed into materials. Unlike the stagnating water, which workers can easily scoop with extraction tools, the absorbed moisture is much harder to address. Manipulating the air and temperature inside the home is essential for drying wet areas. Our crews are furnished with different equipment, including air movers, dehumidifiers, and heaters, to facilitate that.

Necessary Actions to Facilitate Drying

  • Moving air columns improves evaporation
  • Extracting the moisture trapped in the air
  • Heating the air

Wet materials can develop physical changes such as warping, staining, or mold if left unattended long. Appropriate mitigation should address moisture fast. Supplying a constant flow of air over wet areas improves the evaporation rate. Our SERVPRO technicians set up several air mover units and suitably angle them to ensure direct contact between moving air and wet materials. Dehumidifiers help extract moisture from humid air, while heating improves the capacity of air to hold vapor.

SERVPRO of Montrose / Telluride can adapt water mitigation to deliver the best restoration outcomes. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster. (970) 478-1659.

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