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What are Drying Goals and Why They Are Important When There is Water Damage in Your Lilburn Home

11/20/2018 (Permalink)

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The Right Procedures Ease Restoration of Water Damage in Lilburn

Water is a great utility, but when it spills into unwanted areas, it leads to significant issues. It is crucial to follow proper drying procedures, so further damage does not occur. For example, when the temperatures in the drying area exceed 85°, moisture levels in the air might be too high which leads to secondary damage. Our crew has certified ASD, Applied Structural Drying technicians, so we can deal with water spills in your Lilburn property without causing secondary damage.  

Every incident of water damage in Lilburn is unique. Issues like how long it takes to discover spill, where it originates, and the volume of water released during the spill vary the dynamics of restoration. If our SERVPRO technicians are called many hours or days after the spill happens, we have to tear down drywall and remove carpets for drying. Extended exposure allows water to permeate deep into the affected materials. Drywall loses its structural strength while insulation loses R-value. We must, therefore, remove and replace them for effective restoration.  

The source of the spill determines whether there is a need for cleanup. Should a pipe bursts in the ceiling or the walls, it carries dust and other debris from these confined spaces to the areas where the water pools. It would not be the case if a sink left running overflows. The water might also affect items such as upholstery and draperies, and if they are non-colorfast, the dyes run causing stains. Our SERVPRO technicians use various cleanup approaches to deal with these problems. We deal with stains on the carpet while it is still wet because it is easier to remove them.  

Drying the affected areas helps prevent bad odor and microbial growth. It is imperative to remove most of the moisture within the first 48 hours because mold starts developing within a day or two. Our SERVPRO technicians can achieve this because before starting the process, we set a drying goal. We do this by taking readings from unaffected contents and structure. We then take separate readings from affected wooden and non-wooden materials. The information collected helps us pick the right number of air movers and dehumidifiers to dry the structure to normal levels.  

Dealing with damages caused by water spills is easier when you work with SERVPRO of North Lilburn. You can reach us at (770) 709-3266 any time. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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