Fort Worth Water Damage Repair
We start in a recently flooded, Fort Worth home. By this point, SERVPRO technicians have removed the standing water, and we can see the air movers, fans, and dehumidifiers being used to dry the structure and bring down the interior humidity to normal levels. Each device performs a specific task to return a home to its original condition.
Before we set-up the first dehumidifier though, we establish containment. You can see where technicians have started putting up plastic sheeting to block off areas of the home. Once in place, the response team uses dehumidifiers to begin to lower the air moisture content to normal levels. As they begin to draw up to 25 gallons out of the air, per day, technicians install the other devices to dry the structure while also augmenting what the dehumidifiers accomplish.
The air movers we use have two purposes. They not only dry the structure but also generate warm, dry air that forces out the cold, damp air in the home. Technicians can point the air movers to control the angle they want the warm air to cover the surface.
The angle is critical because a device pointed directly at a piece of wall frame only dries what is directly in front of it. One that we point to blow across the surface dries the entire piece of wood and the cross-pieces attached to it. Angling the air flow also prevents too much heat from being applied which could splinter or crack framing and other support structures.
We install the fans at exit points and in hallways to draw damp air from the home and force it outside the structure. This installation serves to augment both the air movers and the dehumidifiers.
When water damages your home, the recovery process can be complicated. Drying out even a small home can take several days, but SERVPRO of Northeast Ft. Worth is with you at every step along the way. For more information on how they can help your home, visit their website at http://www.SERVPROnortheastftworth.com/ or call (817) 741-5737.