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Environmental Conditions for Fast Great Falls Home Drying

2/19/2020 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Uses The Elements to Their Advantage in Drying Your Great Falls Home After Water Damage

Drying out a Great Falls property after water losses of any size or severity can require an understanding of the sciences of moisture removal and evaporation. A balance between three distinct elements can maximize the drying efforts of our SERVPRO professionals when we first arrive at your compromised address. Manipulating any one of these elements can improve the efficiency of recovery provided that the other connected conditions maintain the balance.

Between the temperature of the drying zone, the airflow throughout this region, and the humidity levels, our technicians must control these elements to remove water damage from Great Falls homes. A better understanding of the individual effects of these sciences can showcase the connections between each branch of this drying process.

Temperature

Cold temperatures can slow down the effectiveness of drying approaches. Containment practices to establish a drying zone can make the affected region easier to warm to promote thorough moisture removal from materials and the environment. While air movers and other drying equipment can exhaust warmer air that can elevate the temperature, we can also directly impact the damaged area with portable electric heaters.

Airflow

Direct airflow against saturated materials can help to alleviate moisture concerns and can potentially prevent the need for tear-out and reconstruction. Drying construction materials and contents can leave a cool-air barrier resting just above the surface, which can often get removed with the application of direct airflow like our centrifugal air movers.

Humidity

Maintaining a balance in all of these drying elements means adjusting moisture removal equipment to meet the demands of elevated humidity levels. With air movers and other drying tools trained at wet surfaces and regions of the house, evaporation can elevate moisture content levels in the environment. In most cases, this demands a careful balance between an air mover and a dehumidifier to maximize the drying process for our SERVPRO team.   

A direct balance of the three facets of drying can make the mitigation and restoration efforts in your home more efficient and cost-effective. However, we can help when water damages threaten your property, give our SERVPRO of Helena & Great Falls team a call at (406) 458-6008.

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