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Can Dehumidifiers Dry a Wet Property in Merrimack?

9/20/2021 (Permalink)

ceiling leak Water damage restoration for your home could be a problem. SERVPRO IICRC certified techs are trained and experienced in all phases of water damage.

What is the Fastest Way to Dry a Wet Property?

Dehumidification can speed up the drying process, but for efficient drying and mitigation, SERVPRO uses water removal equipment. This equipment can be up to 900 times more effective.

Drying a property relies on using the right resources and equipment. Most Merrimack water restorers opt for extraction equipment over dehumidification because it provides quick results. A water extractor, sometimes referred to as hot water extraction, uses a heating element combined with negative air pressure. Usually, this equipment is fitted to a truck mount, which provides the necessary power for both vacuuming and heating. At the return side of the equipment, a restorer can use a range of fittings to remove water from walls, carpeting, fabrics, or furnishing. Water extractors using light-wands are useful for areas of restrictive access.

Is Equipment Essential in Drying a Property?

  • Submersible water pumps have a range of versatile uses for both solid waste and subterranean water removal  
  • Hot water extractors which can be adapted to the requirements of the situation
  • Rapid air-movers can help to promote airflow, which encourages evaporation

Is Dehumidification Necessary to Dry Out Indoor Spaces?

One of the risks of drying a wet property is that evaporating moisture can raise relative humidity. Higher levels of humidity can result in condensation damages as well as microbial growth concerns. SERVPRO uses dehumidifiers in a property to maintain control over conditions while applying more effective drying equipment like axial air-movers. The average time to completely dry property is around five days. However, molds can reach full growth in as little as seventy-two hours in the right conditions. Therefore, it is essential to maintain control over indoor humidity levels to prevent secondary damage while conducting primary water restoration.

If you require assistance with a water emergency, contact SERVPRO of Merrimack at (603) 262-9293.

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