Oceanside Properties Receive TLC from SERVPRO during Water Damaging Events
Water Removal Service Helps Oceanside Resident Salvage Most Possessions
As anyone familiar with Oceanside knows, local winter temperatures can get quite frigid at times. These freezing periods are not only uncomfortable; they often cause serious problems for homeowners like Patrick, a local office worker, who recently had to deal with the devastating effects of a ruptured water pipe. One morning, without warning, he awoke to inches of standing water in his house. Fortunately, a water removal service like SERVPRO can save his home and salvage most of his prized possessions.
Patrick’s first reaction to this morning nightmare was panic. Concerned that irreparable damage had already been done, he was unsure if an Oceanside water removal service could save any of his waterlogged belongings. After he got his bearings, Patrick searched on his phone for a service that might be able to help. This was when, for this narrative, he found SERVPRO and learned about their extensive experience in mitigating water damage and restoring affected items. This homeowner soon found out there is a science to rapidly drying out materials and surrounding air. It takes the right technical knowledge and specialized equipment to do the job right.
Shortly after contacted, SERVPRO can send their technicians to develop a drying plan for the affected parts of the Oceanside house. They first established a drying goal, based on the moisture levels of unaffected rooms, which would return inundated or wet areas to their original dryness. Progress toward this goal was monitored daily by measuring specific humidity and using moisture meters to check moisture contents.
SERVPRO started its drying project with extractors to remove as much standing water as possible since physical water extraction is over a thousand times more efficient than dehumidification. Once they removed as much water as they could, company technicians brought in portable heaters to increase room temperatures to between 70 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit. This heating raised the moisture-carrying capacity of the air and facilitated increased evaporation. Next, within twenty-four hours, workers used dehumidifiers to remove excess moisture from the air and reduce its relative humidity to below 40%. Simultaneously, they strategically positioned air movers to draw in dry, warm air and blow out the damp. All this sped up the drying process.
After the process ended, Patrick was pleased to find that most of his belongings had been saved. If ever faced with a similar situation, you can contact SERVPRO of Long Beach / Oceanside at (516) 536 – 1801.