Drying after Water Removal is Crucial for Stockton Properties
Manage Flood Damage in Your Stockton Home Through Applied Structural Drying
Heavy rain and storms are a leading cause of flooding, which causes headaches for property owners. Storms accompanied by strong winds can leave the inside of a home vulnerable to water damage if they cause building materials like shingles to blow off, crack or bend.
Some damage occurs within minutes after water enters a house while other types of destruction develop several days afterward. Flood damage in your Stockton home can get worse before the first 24 hours have passed. Water can cause warping or swelling of flooring, furniture, and drywall. Calling a professional water damage restoration firm like SERVPRO as soon as you can is critical.
Proper drying should take place before any restoration work begins. Otherwise, mold can continue to grow, making it necessary to replace new wall coverings or repaint walls. When your home has a bad case of water damage, you may think about demolishing the affected area. However, with today’s technology, demolition is the last resort. The first line of action is restoring property through applied structural drying (ASD).
Our priority is mitigating the extent of water damage by identifying damaged areas. Our ASD technicians also evaluate the gravity of the water damage and determine what cleanup methods and equipment to use. Based on this data, we work on the flood-damaged areas. We can use pumps to extract the water, air movers to increase evaporation and Low-grain refrigerant (LGR) dehumidifiers to remove water vapor from the air. Our SERVPRO technicians also dry wood, metal and plastic furniture, dispose of unsalvageable items and deal with the other ruined materials.
We create a drying goal and monitor the drying process daily to see if the equipment is working as it should and if the areas are getting dry. Our drying goal includes moisture content readings from dry, unaffected structure and contents, readings in percentage for materials made of wood, and readings in points for nonwood materials. We use moisture meters to see if the drying goals are being reached. Once we achieve these aims, we consider the drying process to be complete.
If you have experienced flooding in your home, contact SERVPRO of Stockton at (209) 477-3090 for structural drying service and restoration services. Through our expertise and advanced equipment, whenever possible, we can make the flood damage look “Like it never even happened.”
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