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Oh Oh! Olathe Water Damage Woes? No Need to Despair--Call SERVPRO

2/12/2020 (Permalink)

air movers working with black drying mats on a wooden floor in a kitchen SERVPRO Provides Advanced Equipment Like Air Movers and Drying Mats to Preserve Hardwood Flooring and Cabinets in an Olathe Kitchen

Urgency Drives Professional Water Removal Efforts in Olathe

  • Water loss in your Olathe home requires a rapid response to avoid further structural destruction and secondary damage. “Rapid” to our well-trained and experienced water restoration crews means we arrive and initiate emergency services within a few hours of your first call. Commitment to swift intervention is critical, permitting us to deliver on our pledge to save time and expense by restoring existing structures.

    Efficient Water Removal Relies on Professional-Grade Equipment

    Every moment counts as we craft a plan for water removal in Olathe. Most conventional building materials and fixtures are porous, absorbing fluids quickly, leading to swelling, crumbling, and weakening the longer the water infiltrates. Swift pumping and extracting of water is critical to halt the process. Our high-capacity pumps and extractors are the first line of defense when mitigating water damage. The more liquid we can pump or suction, the faster the subsequent drying process.

    Training and Experience Make All the Difference

    A common task for our crew after a water loss is suctioning water from carpeting. Often we try to accomplish this “in place,”  extracting the water from both the carpet and pad. Weighted wands make the passes across the fabric more efficient. Although quick and thorough extraction is always the goal, SERVPRO crews learn to manage the aggressive approach needed to pull the maximum amount of water from the pad and carpet. Soaked fibers are 50 percent weaker than dry, and an inexperienced worker unaware of this vulnerability can unintentionally cause the carpet’s fibers to delaminate from the backing. Stretching and ripping are also potential risks. Our crews balance the need for speed with the caution required to preserve the integrity of the materials.

    Swift Structural Drying

    Water removal is incomplete unless structural drying is the final step. The primary tools used for drying are air movers and dehumidifiers. Placement of this equipment is calculated using scientific principles mastered by SERVPRO employees during the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) coursework. Drying basics include:

  • Positioning a sufficient number of air movers to ensure airflow directs over-all wet surfaces
  • Adjusting temperatures to maximize evaporation (warmer air accepts more moisture than cooler)
  • Creating and maintaining a balance between water vapor released by warm air movement and the capture of that vapor by dehumidifiers

    Prompt water removal for our valued customers is a priority for SERVPRO of Olathe / Lenexa. Call us at (913) 782-4693 to schedule a timely assessment and expert follow-through.

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