How Professionals Remove Water From Your Columbus Home
Water Removal Actions Needed for Columbus Homes
Columbus homeowners dealt with some extreme weather events this year. The rain and occasional flooding caused multiple problems for all of us. On the average, more owners and residents had to deal with the results after the pressure release valve on their water heater failed, or another plumbing issue sent water across the home.
Complete water removal in Columbus homes only starts with pumping out the visible, or standing, water. SERVPRO team members know that water can quickly find its way between floorboards, soak carpets, and turn basements into a child-sized wading pool.
The first step, however, is still removing standing water. Our teams use a variety of commercial pumps to bring down the water, so it is just above the floor. At that point, technicians switch to long-handled squeegees to push remaining water off linoleum, and concrete and wood floors and out the nearest door or another exit.
Now, SERVPRO technicians use extractor wands to draw water from between floorboards and out of carpets. These smaller devices work very well on both surfaces. Team members can adjust the rate of vacuum and apply low heat to increase both water removal and drying the surfaces without causing secondary damage like delamination of the carpet or cracking and splitting the surface of the wooden floorboards.
Removing water also applies to the air inside the residence. Standing water evaporates into the air, increasing the humidity level. Besides making the environment uncomfortable, it also increases the risk of mold spores expanding and growing throughout the home. Basements are particularly vulnerable since they are usually cooler and damper than the rest of the home.
To lower the humidity and speed up the drying process, technicians install dehumidifiers to draw water directly from the air. They also set up exhaust fans to pull damp air from inside and force it out of the home. For very wet floors and carpets, technicians install air movers to direct warm, dry air across the surfaces. The action forces moisture out into the air where it is either captured by the dehumidifier or carried out by the airflow generated by the exhaust fans.
Regardless of how water spilled into your home, SERVPRO of South Columbus is here to help you remove it. To schedule a call from one of our response teams, call (614) 863-1392 today.
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