Water Damage In Your Frederick Home
Drying During Water Damage In Frederick Can Take Several Steps To Ensure Success
During most scenarios, when a pipe breaks in your house in Frederick, the destruction is not always as severe as you may think. Many water damage scenarios consist only of your carpets getting wet and possibly soaking into your drywall. However, wet carpets can be the source of other issues like raised humidity levels or mold growth if it is not extracted and dried out quickly after the leak occurs.
If your carpets got saturated during your water damage incident in Frederick, then extraction may be required. Moisture is much easier to remove when it is still in liquid form before it soaks into your contents and building materials or evaporates into the air. Once our SERVPRO technicians remove all of the liquids, we can then begin the applied structural drying (ASD) phase.
Testing Materials For Moisture
When our SERVPRO team first arrives at your home, we conduct the following testing procedures to see both how wet items got and how far the moisture went:
• We can use a moisture sensor that will tell us which sections of your carpet got wet.
• We can use a non-penetrating moisture meter that can give us a good idea as to where the water traveled.
• Using a penetrating moisture meter can give us moisture content of your drywall and any wooden items in a percentage.
• A hygrometer can tell us the relative humidity levels of the affected rooms in your house.
• We use thermometers to let us know whether we need to increase your house's temperature to speed up the drying process.
Checking Multiple Areas
During the initial inspection process, our SERVPRO team tests both materials that we know got affected and those that did not. We take the difference between the two measurements to determine how wet items got. We also use both test results to come up with numbers for a final drying goal.
After we find the wet regions of your structure and determine a drying goal, we set up air movers and dehumidifiers. After the equipment gets set up, we return to your house every day and take readings to make sure our efforts are working effectively. Once the results meet the drying goals, we can then remove all drying equipment.
For professional results when dealing with a pipe break, call SERVPRO of Frederick County at (301) 662-1747 24/7.
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