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We Know The Science of Drying

3/9/2020 (Permalink)

Did you know, there is actually a science behind the process of drying? The knowledge of psychrometrics is essential to restoring a water damaged structure to its preloss condition. While your initial reaction may be to grab a few towels to mop up the mess and place a fan or two around the damaged area, SERVPRO of New Center / Highland Park professional team is trained in the science if drying and follow strict industry-approved standards to help lower the chances of any secondary damages. If your business suffers a water damage, SERVPRO of New Center / Highland Park professionals will:

  • Inspect the building to detect every component that is wet, to help prevent secondary damage from happening.
  • Measure how much moisture is in wet materials and monitor whether the materials are drying properly.
  • Speed up Mother Nature by using professional drying equipment.

What exactly does “Speed up Mother Nature” mean? A wet building can often dry naturally because the environment always seeks equilibrium. When materials are wet, moisture will naturally move to drier air is, indeed, drier. The only problem is, nature takes too long and secondary damages may occur while the building is drying out.

SERVPRO of New Center / Highland Park has been trained to use top-of-the-line equipment to help Mother Nature along, including equipment to help dry hardwood floors, tough-to-reach spaces inside walls, and much more. SERVPRO of New Center / Highland Park also uses state-of-the-art monitoring equipment, and proven scientific process to help speed the drying of your home or business.

The bottom line? SERVPRO of New Center / Highland Park has the training and equipment to help make it “Like it never even happened.”

Here are a few things you can do to reduce the risk of getting mold in your house

2/10/2020 (Permalink)

Mold can be a very serious problem and can take over an entire house in a very short time.  Here are a few tips to help greatly reduce your chances of having mold in your home.

Excess moisture is a contributing factor to mold so keeping things dry is important.  Drying the shower or bath tub after use is a good habit to get into.  Also running the exhaust fan while showering to keep humidity levels down.

Basements are another area for concern.  They are usually cool and damp areas where mold can flourish.  Running a dehumidifier that is big enough for the space can reduce the risk by removing moisture from the air.

 It is also a good idea to avoid storing things right against basement walls. Leaving a few inches for air movement will help in drying up any dampness from the walls.

If at any time you do see any mold growth in your home remember it can be very dangerous and should be taken care of by professionals.  Call SERVPRO of New Center/Highland Park at 313-379-6768