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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

How We Dry Your Stockton Home During Water Damage Restoration

Tony Garcia of SERVPRO of Stockton describes the role that an air mover and a dehumidifier play during water damage restoration. According to his explanation, these two specialized equipment work hand in hand to address the moisture problem that may be existing in a building after the unfortunate water incident. The goal is to reduce the time that your Stockton property takes to dry.
Air movers distribute dry air into water damaged surfaces and in the process, toss the moisture into the surrounding air. Since drier air replaces the wet air, they reduce the drying time by increasing the rate of evaporation. The work of the dehumidifier is to absorb the moisture, which has been tossed into the air through its intake. These devices have a cold evaporator coil that condenses the moisture to water. The water is then directed by a hose and can be collected using a bucket or a janitor system. Dehumidifiers have an exhaust end that produces dry heat that helps in controlling the temperature of the room. The air mover then takes in the dry heat and which it distributes around the area as dry air.
It is important to note that the SERVPRO remediation team can also use air movers to clean and dry carpets. Some of the appliances have clamps which can "float" carpets when there is a need to blow air under the carpeting. It is also possible to attach shrouds to their snout and push dry air into wall cavities. Our team is aware of the force that air movers produce can blow curtains and wall hangings, so, we first remove such items and direct the air appropriately. If by mistake the inlet of an air mover blocks, the device may overheat.
The two are not the only equipment that SERVPRO of Stockton uses to restore your water damaged building. Call us today at (209) 477-3090 to learn more about our operations and discover the options you have when you face such hazards.