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SERVPRO has the Proper Drying techniques to Restore your Water Damage in Van Buren

3/11/2020 (Permalink)

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Water Damage can destroy any type of material in your home or business, including what is inside. Water damage can lead to mold growth that is hazardous to the health of your family. Dealing with water damage in your property can be a headache, but SERVPRO can help. We are the restoration experts Northwest Arkansas residents turn to when their homes have water damage.


Regardless of what has caused water damage at your residence, our technicians can provide effective restoration solutions, which include assessing the damage, providing cost estimates, and performing cleanup and repairs. Our team can fix the underlying issue and restore your property to its original condition.

After a water loss incident, the subflooring, baseboards, and drywall, among other surfaces, can absorb water. Both primary and secondary damage can occur when water pools in your home. The majority of the damage happens when materials initially come into contact with water. The sooner you can get mitigation started the more we can salvage. Secondary damage occurs when materials are exposed to water vapor. Materials that readily absorb water vapor from the air and hold on to it are likelier to sustain water damage. They include upholstery, carpet, and insulation.

To dry affected surfaces, it is necessary to use air movers to speed up the release of absorbed water into the air. Dehumidifiers remove the excess moisture from the air to create conditions for efficient drying and help protect your property. A combination of factors determines the time it takes to dry a property completely. They include:

    •    The location of the water damage
    •    The duration that water sat in a property
    •    Types of affected building materials
    •    Weather conditions

Our SERVPRO team monitors the drying equipment to ensure it achieves the optimal results within the shortest time possible. The drying equipment should remain on for the duration of time it takes to dry the affected materials. If necessary, we can adjust the temperature in your home to the right setting for proper drying conditions. Avoid changing the settings or shutting off the HVAC system because doing so can prolong the drying process.

During the drying process, you may smell unusual odors. Increased humidity and heat can lead to increased smells. You should not confuse them with the scent of mold. These smells could be emanating from the drying materials. As humidity levels drop and the drying process continues, the odors often subside on their own. We can also use deodorizers to reduce these effects.

SERVPRO of Crawford & South Washington Counties should be your first choice for any residential or commercial restoration needs. Our team of professionals is trained to assess the damage and potential threats, extract and contain the affected area, dry, and restore your property to preloss condition. 

SERVPRO of Crawford & South Washington Counties is available 24/7 by calling 479-318-6774.

For more about SERVPRO of Crawford and South Washington Counties, click here.

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