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Can a Person Have Confidence That A wet Building Can be Dried?

12/8/2022 (Permalink)

A pipe leak Even a small pipe leak can create substantial flooding if it is not repaired promptly.

Modern Restorative Drying Techniques available to Yuma Property Owners are Effective

When portions of a structure become wet it is essential to dry the affected structural materials quickly and thoroughly. How can the property owner know if the restoration company that “dried” the wet building did an excellent job and was able to dry the hidden moisture?

The drying equipment and techniques used by SERVPRO of Yuma are designed to help us apply the scientific drying standards established by the IICRC (the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification.)  These standards are based on several decades of research at test centers and data collected from thousands of jobs. Our employees have graduated from IICRC-certified training programs that teach the standards of care for various water damage situations, including the severity of the “flooding”.

Here are three circumstances to consider:

  1. There are certain flood situations where dehumidifying the damp indoor air will be adequate for drying the damp structural materials.
  1. In hidden spaces, dehumidified air can be pumped into the wet cavities in the structure by using small tubes and air pumps. Other tubes can be inserted into these cavities to exhaust the damp air by way of vacuum pumps.
  1. In other cases, the penetration of water into certain building materials may require that the wet materials be removed by way of controlled demolition In other cases, the penetration of water into certain building materials may require that the wet materials be removed by way of controlled demolition.

Qualified restoration technicians at SERVPRO of Yuma know when to use surface drying techniques, when to use penetration (inner wall) drying, and when controlled demolition is required.

However, the question remains, is it dry?

Using the correct restorative techniques and technology is essential, however, how do we know if the systems worked? Is the structure dry?

Some moisture meters, humidity sensors, and thermal image cameras can detect hidden moisture. These advanced tools are available for the property damage recovery industry. Our SERVPRO technicians use these tools to monitor the moisture reduction from the first day on the job through drying and to job completion.

A customer should feel confident about the drying results when SERVPRO of Yuma has produced the restorative drying process. Furthermore, SERVPRO work orders and contracts provide written guarantees for our customers.

Our goal is always to do the job right and have satisfied customers.  For your water damage and other property damage needs, please call SERVPRO of Yuma at 928-247-1180

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