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How Air Movers Are a Critical Part of Water Remediation Services

3/7/2021 (Permalink)

A burst pipe, running toilet, overflowing dishwasher or a tap that is accidentally left open when you are not at home can lead to water damage. Should you find your home has experienced some kind of water incident, extracting the water, and drying your properties as soon as you can is vital. If not handled effectively, some materials can stay wet for up to 48 hours, there are chances of mold growth taking place. While stopping the cause of the water damage and extracting water are important first steps, air movers are the unsung hero of water remediation services.

What do air movers do?

During the water damage restoration process, our SERVPRO technicians use air movers to speed up the rate of evaporation and decrease the drying time. They work by increasing airflow around the wet surface and in the process push the moisture into the surrounding air. Drier air replaces the wet air and causing evaporation. Technicians can also float carpets by using a carpet clamp which is present in some air movers and blow drier air, expediting the drying process. If we need to direct the air into wall cavities, then they can fit shrouds to the snouts of the air movers. It’s really quite impressive how versatile and effective air movers can be, and how critical they are to the water remediation process.

Trained professionals know how to use air movers

SERVPRO technicians are careful when using these appliances since they are so powerful and can blow away curtains and wall hangings. It really does require a trained professional to use air movers safely and effectively. They also vent all the corners of a floating carpet to avoid stretching or otherwise compromising the integrity of the carpet. To prevent the air mover from overheating, technicians make sure there are no chances of blocking the inlet during operation. When it is necessary to move higher quantities of air during the restoration process, technicians may decide to use heavy-duty venting fans. These devices are also known as axial fans. As wet air is added into the surrounding air, the relative humidity rises and there reaches a point where the air cannot absorb any additional moisture. It is the point where our SERVPRO technicians perform dehumidification by using dehumidifiers.

When you need effective water remediation, contact SERVPRO

SERVPRO of East Phoenix is a trusted restoration industry leader that is well-trained in all aspects of water remediation, including the use of air movers to assist the drying and recovery process.  If you experience water damage and need assistance drying out your home or commercial property, call us at (602) 507-6163 when you need experienced technicians to address water damage.

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