Why Is it Harmful to Let Water Evaporate Naturally?
Removing Water Quickly Helps Reduce Secondary Damage
This question is often posed by our clients in Schertz: Is water that has leaked onto floors and into cupboards just going to dry out by itself? Of course, they will remove as much water as possible, but they can’t absorb any that is inaccessible or that saturates carpeting, and it can take a week or more for carpeting to dry on its own.
SERVPRO provides water mitigation services in Schertz and the surrounding areas. We also provide water restoration, fire, and storm cleanup and restoration services. Our team has been living and working in the area since 2009.
There are several reasons homeowners should prioritize removing water and moisture rapidly. They include:
- Mold growth can begin within 24 to 48 hours of the initial water presence.
- Water rapidly seeps into particle board and even pressed wood veneers causing irreversible warping and damage.
- Water can also penetrate hardwood floors causing swelling and cupping of the hardwood planks.
- Carpets may delaminate, causing ripples that can lead to trips and falls.
We strongly recommend that all water, moisture, and humidity should be removed as soon as possible to mitigate further damage.
Why Does SERVPRO Use Dehumidifiers and Air Movers?
Our SERVPRO team evaluates every situation and implements a plan to remove the water and moisture from your home. Often we use vacuums to remove surface water, water extractors on carpets, and vacuum wands to reach difficult areas. However, there can a high amount of moisture can remain in porous materials that were touched by the water. This is why we use dehumidifiers and air movers to reduce the moisture levels further to dry the impacted area completely.
Dehumidifiers are placed in the room or rooms to dry the air.
We position air movers to push dry air over damp materials and into cavities.
Dry air absorbs moisture from carpeting, hard to reach areas, and from porous materials.
Call SERVPRO of Guadalupe & Gonzales Counties 830-379-7474 for help with water mitigation and restoration of your home.