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Enfield Residents Trust SERVPRO for Storm Damage Restoration

8/10/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO state of the art sign SERVPRO IICRC certified technicians have the training and experience for every phase of storm damage restoration.

Using Heat to Accelerate Drying After Storm Damage 

Successful restoration of storm damage to your Enfield home is contingent on restorers being able to remove moisture as fast as possible. The longer the moisture stays in contact with the various surfaces, the more damage it can cause. 

SERVPRO techs use several techniques to accelerate drying during the restoration of storm damage to your Enfield home. From altering the moisture content of the air to increasing the airflow across the wet surfaces, SERVPRO techs manipulate the drying conditions to draw the moisture out. Temperature is one of the most efficient ways to accelerate drying after water damage. 

Heating and Cooling Equipment for Water Damage Restoration 

Increasing the temperature enables the drying air to hold more moisture, speeding up the drying process. SERVPRO techs use the following pieces of equipment to change the temperature of the drying air in your water-damaged Enfield home-

  • Portable electric heaters: Techs use these to direct heat toward a particular area within the building rather than heating the entire airspace. As these heaters require electricity, they might not be useful during a storm damage cleanup if there is a power outage. 
  • Indirect-fired furnaces: These use kerosine or diesel and produce significantly more heat than portable units. Techs use indirect-fired furnaces to heat a large area of the affected structure. 
  • Direct expansion units: These commercial heat exchange units can provide heating and cooling. The DX units can also provide humidity control in the water-damaged area of the building.   

While SERVPRO techs use portable heaters and indirect furnaces in residential buildings, the direct expansion units are used in commercial properties. Call SERVPRO of Bloomfield / Enfield at (860) 216-2785; our techs are available 24/7 to assist you. 

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