Flood Damage In Your Brigantine Home
Is it Really Necessary to Perform Dehumidification after Removing Floodwaters from my Brigantine Home?
Dehumidification may be less Efficient than Pumping or Water Extraction, but it is Essential to Return a Home to its Pre-loss Condition. SERVPRO Incorporates both Emergency Mitigation and Long-term Protection in our Flooding Restoration Service.
When should I use dehumidification in a flooded property?
Flooding requires immediate attention and emergency mitigation. However, once the situation is under control, it is equally vital to employ proper drying techniques to reduce the long-term impact of flood damage in your Brigantine home. Dehumidifying a property can reduce the relative humidity and prevent secondary damages. It can also help to dry out building materials that may have absorbed large amounts of water. SERVPRO usually sets up a dehumidification system toward the end of a flood restoration once immediate concerns are under control.
What can dehumidifiers be used for flood restoration?
• To restore hardwood floors which may absorb excessive amounts of moisture during a flood and start to cup or buckle
• To thoroughly dry contents like upholstery and furniture
• For maintaining relative humidity below 60 percent and slowing potential mold growth while drying procedure is underway
• In larger spaces, large capacity dehumidifiers (LCD) can double up as air moving equipment
What type of dehumidification do I need to restore my home?
The most commonly used dehumidifiers are refrigerant dehumidifiers. These use cooling elements to convert moisture in the air into liquids. In flooding situations where there is a high probability of long-term exposure to moisture (several days), it may be necessary to use a desiccant dehumidifier. Desiccant chemicals remove moisture from the air using a chemical gel. They can also significantly lower the grain per pound (GPP) of an enclosed environment, which can be useful for restoring natural materials and furniture. Bringing humidity levels down below 40GPP can help to draw moisture out of woods and furnishings to dry them effectively.
Keeping control of both short-term and long-term harm is essential in flood restoration. Contact SERVPRO of Atlantic City / Hamilton / Hammonton at (609) 965-0885.
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