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SERVPRO Uses Science to Dry Commercial Retail Stores in Stockton

3/3/2020 (Permalink)

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Commercial Water Removal In Stockton Can Require Advanced Equipment Calculations

If a pipe breaks inside your furniture store in Stockton, the results could prove to be quite catastrophic. Once items inside your retail store get wet, commercial water removal must be conducted promptly so that secondary problems like elevated humidity levels or mold growth do not occur. When attempting to remove moisture from your wet building materials and contents, a professional company such as SERVPRO can set up industrially advanced drying equipment.

Commercial water removal In Stockton usually requires extracting the H2O while it is still liquid and then the setup of equipment to conduct applied structural drying or ASD. During ASD procedures, a combination of air movers and dehumidifiers get set up inside the affected rooms of your furniture store. The air movers are placed so that they hit wet walls at a 45-degree angle and create counterclockwise air circulation. The dehumidifiers then remove moisture from the air and dispense it in liquid form while providing warm, dry air to be used in the circulation created by the air movers. This warmer air is now circulating, further increasing the rate of evaporation to lower the overall drying time.

While all this setting up of drying equipment is ongoing, team members can also relocate furniture displays in the line of fire, so to speak. Our business is to keep you in business.

However, when setting up drying equipment, our SERVPRO technicians take calculations to make sure that they are using enough air movers and dehumidifiers. This is the science of Psychrometry. The ratio between the two pieces of equipment also matters. If there are not enough air movers, then the process can not take place as fast as it could because there is not enough air circulation. If there are not enough dehumidifiers, then humidity levels can rise too high and slow down the drying process as well as potentially cause secondary damage.

To figure out how many air movers to place, our SERVPRO crew starts by placing one in each of the affected rooms of your furniture store. Then, an air mover gets added for every 50-70 affected square feet of the wet floor in a room. We can also add an air mover for every 100-150 square feet of affected wet ceiling and wall areas above 2 feet, and for each wall inset and offset greater than 18 inches.

To calculate how many dehumidifiers we need, we take into consideration the nature of the environment and the capacity of the dehumidifiers. If there are a large number of porous items in your furniture store, then more dehumidification may be required. Dehumidifiers are classified by how much cubic feet of air they can condition per minute. Secondly, dehumidifiers are measured by the number of pints of liquid H2O removed in 24 hours under standard test conditions.

If you ever suffer major damage after a pipe break in your furniture store or other workplace, call SERVPRO of Stockton at (209) 477-3090 24/7.

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