With the recent cold weather throughout the US, there have been some frozen pipes that have burst and ServiceMaster is called to mitigate the home. In order to return affected areas to their pre-loss condition, a professional must begin a four-step drying process as soon as possible. Our technicians understand the complexities of water damage and have the experience and tools necessary to restore your home.

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Water Drying Process

The drying process includes four steps:

  1. Excess water removal
    We use various methods to remove the excess water including absorbing, draining, pumping and vacuuming.
  2. Evaporation
    Evaporation involves changing the liquid water to vapor. Using equipment such as air dryers helps the water to evaporate more quickly.
  3. Dehumidification
    The evaporation process leaves the air more humid, and humidity can settle into the home’s structure and contents, causing further damage. Dehumidifiers extract the moisture from the air and expedite the drying process.
  4. Temperature control
    Our technicians take atmospheric and moisture content readings that indicate if the area is drying, at what rate and what adjustments, if any, need to be made to expedite the drying process.

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Source: http://www.ccthd.org/documents/EnvirHealth–IICRC-IN-PLACE-DRYING_000.pdf