Tarpon Springs Homeowners Count on SERVPRO for Water Extraction
SERVPRO Explains Why You Need Water Extraction And Specialized Drying Methods In Tarpon Springs
Despite our location on the Florida west coast, many Tarpon Springs residents pay more for damages from faulty sprinklers and broken pipes than hurricanes or tropical storms. The longer water stays in the home, the larger the bill for replacing ruined property.
For our Tarpon Springs customers, however, water removal is only the first step. SERVPRO specialists know that water extraction and thorough drying are the next methods needed to ensure the full restoration of personal and structural property to their original condition.
Extraction is a removal technique that draws smaller amounts of water from out of carpets and between wood floorboards. Among the tools our specialists use are extraction wands and self-propelled extractors called Rovers. The smaller wands are ideal for removing water from carpets, without damaging the nape, in smaller rooms. They also draw out water trapped in the carpet pad.
For larger areas, the self-propelled extractors work very well. Many of the models we use have a platform so our specialists can ride on the device, to better control the direction and provide additional weight and pressure on the carpet or floorboards. Restoration team members can adjust the speed and heat used on both devices to begin the drying process simultaneously.
If the water started from an overhead sprinkler or a busted pipe that allowed water to wick into the walls and building elements, there could be damage to building materials like wooden floor trim or drywall panels that need immediate attention to preserve and restore. SERVPRO personnel uses a combination of air movers, fans, and dehumidifiers to draw out moisture and lower the inside humidity level.
To dry floor trim and panels, specialists direct the air mover to force warm air over the damp surfaces. The increased airflow pushes out the moisture into the air where it is pulled out of the home by the fans. Team members install dehumidifiers to reduce the humidity level which enables the fans and air movers to operate more efficiently. They also use these machines to help dry carpets and floorboards after completing the extraction process.
At SERVPRO of Tarpon, we know from experience that is simply removing visible water does not stop all damage. Quickly extracting water can help preserve homes and property that might be severely damaged otherwise. If your home has suffered a water disaster of any type, call us at (727) 934-5555 today. We are here for you.
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