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What Role Does Drying Equipment Play in Commercial Flood Damage Mitigation & Restoration?

5/22/2020 (Permalink)

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Drying Equipment is Used to Remove Excess Interior Moisture from Your Arlington Business that Could Cause Future Property Damage and Negative Health Effects. 

The first thing Arlington business owners think about after they experience flooding is flood water extraction. Inches or even feet of dirty, smelly standing water in their facilities quickly motivates them to act. This reaction, of course, is because this problem is easy to see and smell. With that said, however, there are other, less noticeable, but equally destructive, issues that could also result from flooding. Standing floodwater in your building saturates its structural elements and interior air with moisture. This moisture, in time, leads to the proliferation of microorganisms that could structurally weaken your building and potentially cause negative health effects. It is for this reason that using the right drying equipment after water extraction is essential.

What Can Happen If Your Business’ Interior is Not Dried to Normal Moisture Levels?            

A lot of commercial flood damage in Arlington results from unresolved or improperly handled airborne moisture issues. When your facilities flood, dirty water saturates floors, walls, and any contents in its path. At the same time, evaporation fills your business’ interior air with moisture and condensation deposits water droplets all around on different surfaces. If this excess water and water vapor are not adequately removed, it can eventually lead to the:

 Swelling and warping of wooden flooring, wall paneling and studs, windows, and doors

 Tarnishing, rusting, and corrosion of metal surfaces

 Deterioration of paint and drywall

 Growth of harmful bacteria and fungi

The destructive effects of moisture, combined with those of unchecked microorganism growth, can slowly undermine the integrity of your building. Over time, all of this could make it structurally unsound and hazardous to use. While all this is occurring, proliferating bacteria and fungi could negatively impact your health and that of your employees.        

What Advanced drying hardware can be used to Effectively Dry My Arlington Business?

The effective removal of destructive moisture from your Arlington business requires specialized equipment. This can pose a problem since not all flood damage mitigation and remediation companies have it. Fortunately, though, the most experienced and reputable services, like SERVPRO, do. We have a wide range of industrial-strength hardware and gear to successfully handle most commercial drying needs. Our commercial drying equipment includes:

 Powerful fans and air blowers

 Massive desiccant dehumidifiers mounted on trailers.

 State-of-the-art low-grain refrigerant (LGR) dehumidifiers.

 Advanced injectidry systems.

These impressive tools enable SERVPRO technicians to effectively and efficiently dry large structures quickly. At the same time, they also help us maintain interior climates to limit further property damage.   

How Does Some of SERVPRO’s Advanced Equipment Work?

Fascinating innovations in drying technology have occurred in recent years, and SERVPRO has taken full advantage of them. Our trailer-mounted desiccant dehumidifiers pull moisture-laden air out of your building, their adsorbent-coated wheels remove massive amounts of water vapor from the incoming air, and then the moisture is blown off the wheel with the outgoing air. This process is made possible by the very nature of adsorbents like silica gel, which do not absorb liquids and change form. Instead, these solids attract and are coated by liquids, and then their coating is blown off with the outgoing airflow.     

Another innovative tool in SERVPRO’s extensive arsenal is the LGR dehumidifier. Whereas desiccant dehumidifiers use adsorbents to dry the air, LGR dehumidifiers cool the air to extract the water via condensation. These appliances’ double cooling system condenses water from the air until moisture levels are well below forty grains/pound. Injectidry systems can be attached to dehumidifiers to dry hard-to-reach areas behind walls and ceilings. We plug these systems into small holes drilled into wall baseboards and ceilings.   

What Are the Overall Benefits of Using This High-Tech Equipment?

The mitigation and restoration needs of Arlington businesses often differ greatly from those of homeowners. Often, commercial properties are much larger than residences, have more strict time constraints, have public obligations, and a significant socio-economic impact. Considering all this, there are numerous benefits to using the previously mentioned hardware. Some of these are:

 Better ensuring the future structural integrity of your buildings.

 More effectively preventing or limiting harmful microorganism growth.

 Reducing the time it takes to completely dry your business site.

 Lowering costs by enabling technicians to complete work more quickly, thereby making it possible to save more existing elements instead of replacing them

This technologically advanced equipment can get you back in business in less time than more conventional tools.

Natural disasters happen in Arlington, and when they do, there is little any of us can do to avoid them. When they affect your business, you need to recover as soon as possible. If not, you could lose a lot of money and, if remediation takes long enough, go out of business. Therefore, you must contact a company with the right tools to get your commercial job done fast.     

If your commercial property is ever impacted by flooding, contact SERVPRO of Arlington / Jacksonville East at (904) 721-2230 for assistance.

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