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Yes! Bremerton Property Owners Make the Call to SERVPRO for Unwanted Water Removal

12/11/2019 (Permalink)

water wet carpet with markings and a cat in the foreground Water Damage Can Affect Many Different Contents, Possessions, and Materials in a Bremerton Home. SERVPRO Can Answer the Call for Restoration

Water Extraction From Your Bremerton Home

Perhaps your dishwasher overflowed, or a pipe leaked, and you find water on the first floor of your home. Sopping and drying it up with towels and rags is the first step. However, after you do that, there may be remaining moisture in the floors, contents, and air within your home that requires removal.

If you find yourself needing water extraction from your Bremerton home, you can contact the professionals at SERVPRO. The water damage technicians understand drying principles and the importance of responding quickly to the plumbing mishap. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

SERVPRO technicians establish a drying goal within your home to bring the affected areas to preloss dryness. They take moisture content readings using a moisture meter from impacted areas and non-impacted areas within the home to establish a baseline. Readings are in percentages for wood items and are in points for non-wood items. Readings are taken from the wettest portion of the materials. When that area dries, the rest is most likely dry.

Successful drying includes proper extraction as one of the four factors affecting drying time. Using a high-powered mobile extractor to remove as much water as possible is critical. The more water removed during this step, the faster the impacted areas dry. SERVPRO technicians make several passes with the extractor before dealing with humidity, temperature, and air movement.

When technicians heat the impacted rooms to between 70 and 85 degrees, faster drying results occur. The optimal temperature should be between 70 and 80 degrees to ensure that there is not too much moisture in the air. Higher temperatures increase the chances of higher humidity. Rooms should have a relative humidity (RH) of between 30% and 50%. Using dehumidifiers lowers the relative humidity from higher percentages. Anything above 60% RH slows down drying time due to the remaining water vapors saturating the air.

While dehumidifiers pull water from the air, technicians use air movers to blow out damp air, replacing it with warm, dry air. They move the air movers around the impacted area to ensure even drying throughout the rooms. Using these careful steps and appropriate equipment, the water damage technicians reach their drying goal to restore your home to its preloss condition whenever possible.

Contact SERVPRO of Kitsap County at (360) 373-1290 for water removal assistance. We are available 24/7.

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