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Some Ways to Avoid Simsbury Flood Damage Situations From Escalating

11/15/2019 (Permalink)

flooded driveway area with a garage Flooding can happen quickly and leave you needing mitigating circumstances. Contact SERVPRO immediately.

Heating Surfaces to Concentrate Drying Efforts in Simsbury Homes

Keeping a firm grasp on the most effective drying strategies is part of how we can effectively manage flood loss situations damaging Simsbury homes. With how quickly those situations can get out of control, especially natural flooding scenarios, often multiple extraction and drying tactics are necessary to return the property to preloss condition. For specific points that require focused drying attention after extraction and general drying practices have already started, we can utilize heating techniques. 

The application of heat is nothing new to our traditional drying practices, though a more concentrated use can have a more direct effect on flood damage in Simsbury homes. Portable heaters are devices capable of focusing blasts of direct heat onto specific materials that can expedite the drying process in specific situations. Most often, the heaters that our SERVPRO team uses warm up coils inside the unit and transfer that heat into airflow moved by the air mover function of the electric heater. 

This process is very effective in the limited applications that we use it for, as it can allow for much faster evaporation of moisture in saturated construction materials and contents. Wood materials are the most accepting of this treatment, and the positioning of electric heaters around saturated wood framing and structural elements can make the drying process efficient enough to protect these fixtures from requiring removal and reinstallation. 

Direct heating is not ideal for all situations, however. Though flooding can often affect many surfaces and contents throughout a property, electric heaters can often harm the material itself. Improper use can lead to deterioration, so careful considerations get made before their application in drying situations by our production manager. 

Portable electric heaters can offer rapid evaporation of saturation in wood materials and similar structural elements, helping the overall recovery process after flooding to be more efficient. Let our SERVPRO of The Farmington Valley team show you all the ways we can make flood losses “Like it never even happened.” Give us a call today at (860) 675-4500.

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