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Water Damage Restoration in Enfield is Fast with SERVPRO

8/10/2022 (Permalink)

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Drying Structural Cavities During Water Damage Restoration

Structural cavities behind walls, ceilings, or cabinets can be challenging to dry after water damage to your Enfield home. SERVPRO techs use various drying and ventilating systems to replace the cool, moist air from these cavities with warmer and drier air. 

The most common ventilating system that SERVPRO techs use to dry cavities after water damage to your Enfield homes consists of vents or hoses attached to air movers. Restorers direct air into the cavities by drilling small holes in walls or ceilings. After drilling the holes, techs can either push air into the cavity or draw air out.  

Using Negative or Positive Pressure to Dry Cavities During Water Cleanup 

Once the SERVPRO techs identify trapped or hidden moisture inside a structural cavity in your Enfield home, they have the following two options to dry the structure-

  • Applying positive air pressure
  • Applying negative air pressure 

Whether the restorers apply negative or positive pressure depends on the individual situation and the extent of moisture present. Positive pressure is achieved when the drying air is pushed into the cavity. The forced air can improve the circulation and increase the temperature of the surfaces helping them to dry quicker. 

Another method of drying the cavities involves drawing out the cool, moist air from recesses after water damage. SERVPRO techs use this method only if there is no visible contamination exists. 

When drilling holes into the structure is not feasible or practical, the techs use drying mats to draw out the moisture. Restorers often use drying mats to remove water below tiles or under hardwood floors. 

We are committed to helping you when you need it the most, so call SERVPRO of Bloomfield / Enfield at (860) 216-2785 for fast and efficient service. Remember, We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.  

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