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Why Do Shawnee Residents Trust SERVPRO with Flood Damage Repair?

2/18/2022 (Permalink)

Vacuum When flooding hits your property, you need to call the professionals at SERVPRO.

How do SERVPRO techs extract excess water after flood damage to Shawnee homes? 

Removing excess or bulk water is essential for decreasing the time needed to dry a building. SERVPRO techs rely on two primary ways to remove water after flood damage to your Shawnee property - extraction, and evaporation. 

SERVPRO techs prefer extraction to remove bulk water first during flood damage restoration in Shawnee properties. The truck-mounted extractors that SERVPRO techs use can pull out about 100 gallons of water in one hour while it takes three days to remove the same volume by evaporation. While some water can be removed by draining ceiling cavities and HVAC duct lines, most need to be removed using pumps and extractors. 

How do SERVPRO techs extract water from carpet and pad during flood restoration in Shawnee? 

Once the technicians remove the bulk water, they use a moisture sensor to determine the moisture still present in the carpet and pads. SERVPRO techs also inspect the carpets for signs of delamination after flood damage. Delamination occurs when the primary and secondary backings of the carpet separate. 

A carpet wand and deep extraction tool remove moisture from a wet carpet. Techs only use a deep extraction tool if the carpet is dried with the padding still in place. If the padding needs removal, a carpet wand is sufficient to extract most water from the carpet.

Do different carpets dry differently? 

Carpets with light face weights are easier to dry than those with heavy face weights. Similarly, the carpets directly glued to the subfloor are quicker to dry than carpets stretched over a pad. That said, SERVPRO techs use a combination of extraction tools, air movers, and dehumidifiers to dry almost any type of carpet. 

Call SERVPRO of Olathe / Lenexa and SERVPRO of Blue Valley at (913) 782-4693 for fast and efficient service.

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