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How SERVPRO Calculates The Best Dehumidifier Setup After Flood Damage To Your Lakeland Home

7/3/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage How SERVPRO Calculates The Best Dehumidifier Setup After Flood Damage To Your Lakeland Home Our teams take into account key factors including the amount of flood damage that has occurred in your Lakeland home.

Let SERVPRO Find The Best Solution For Your Water Damaged Home

Flood damage is distressing and frightening. Your home no longer seems like your own even after the initial water extraction. Visibly damaged furniture and other personal belongings and that tell-tale damp smell that lingers after flooding both contribute to the feeling that all is not well.

You need help from skilled professionals to help you deal with flood damage to your Lakeland home. Thankfully SERVPRO is on hand to offer you all the assistance you need to get your home cleaned up and dried out so that it is liveable once more.

A key component of drying your house is the correct use of dehumidifiers. Let us take a look at dehumidifiers and how they work.

Humidity refers to the amount of water vapor held in the air. Florida is no stranger to humidity, so you are most likely used to being in a humid environment. However, humidity is a grave concern after a flood as the more water vapor there is in the air, the higher the moisture level and the more difficult drying becomes.

Dehumidifiers reduce the amount of humidity in the air using a simple but clever process. The unit pulls in moist air from the room and passes it across cooling coils. The coils lower the air temperature and cause condensation which the unit collects. The result: Drier air is reheated and redistributed into the room.

It is easy to see why dehumidifiers are such a vital piece of kit for dealing with flood damage. We train our SERVPRO technicians to calculate the best dehumidifier set-up for your unique situation.

Our teams take into account key factors including the amount of flood damage, the kinds of wet materials that are present (such as porous or non-porous), whether water has seeped into walls and floors, and the capacity of the dehumidifiers at hand. We use the information we gather to carefully calculate how many dehumidifiers are needed to reach the drying goal.

It is impossible to tell how well drying is going simply by looking at your home. Our technicians carefully monitor drying progress using moisture meters. Carefully monitoring means, we can add or remove dehumidifiers as needed or even create a small drying chamber to speed up the process.

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We are on hand to help with drying situations. Call SERVPRO of Barlow / Lakeland Highlands at (863) 510-5962 today for help.

For more information regarding the city of Lakeland, click here: http://www.lakelandgov.net