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Five Situations Where In-Place Drying Is Inappropriate for Belle Isle Homeowners
Water removal and restoration is an extensive process. To clean, dry and restore your home to pre-water damage condition, experts use advanced technology. There comes a time when in-place drying seems like the best choice. Well, there are situations where it is inappropriate. Here are five examples where in-place drying is not necessary.
Black or Gray water damage
Black water contains unsanitary agents, harmful fungi and bacteria. As water removal experts in Belle Isle, we always warn homeowners not to come into contact with Black Water. Doing so can result in sickness. Classified as Category 3, sources include sewage, standing water and rising water from rivers. Gray Water is Category 2 water and contains contaminants too. This water can also cause illness if exposed to it. Often this water originated as clean, potable water but absorbed undesirable and contaminated elements from the environment. Is your home flooded with Gray or Black water? Then in-place drying is not recommended.
Presence of sensitive items
If your electronics, papers, books and even artwork are damaged by water, top-down drying is also not recommended. In-place drying calls for the removal of water without moving anything out of your home. Since sensitive items cannot be dried in place, this method is inappropriate. We can offer lyophilization where we freeze-dry papers, documents, and such and then under a vacuuming process, draw the sublimated moisture directed from the frozen state to the gaseous phase, thus eliminating the wetness effect of liquid. It just takes the right equipment manned by a skilled SERVPRO technician.
Evidence of structural damage
If water removal experts detect structural damage to your subflooring, they cannot proceed unless the support can hold the weight of the equipment. Typically, if it cannot, a controlled demolition can be required to stymie the water damage from continuing unabated.
Evidence of mold growth
If flooding has lasted for more than 72 hours in your home, mold growth may have already started. In this case, in-place drying cannot be used. Using this method can spread the spores to other rooms. This exposes your family to health effects.
During top-down drying, your carpet is never rolled back. This is the same with the pad. SERVPRO water removal experts use air movers, dehumidifiers and water extraction equipment to dry your pad. If it has a non-porous layer, the carpet can trap water underneath. This makes the water extraction process more complicated. Floating a carpet can be an option as we strive to restore and not replaced materials after a water loss.
SERVPRO of Conway / Holden Heights is a leader in the water removal and restoration industry. As experts, we provide 24-hour emergency service to help minimize the damage to your home. To get the job done right the first time, call our 24/7 emergency line at (407) 985-3200.
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