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Importance of Drying Zones after Water Leaks
Establishing drying zones is crucial in the successful water damage restoration of commercial Raleigh properties. Techs use the drying zones to isolate the damaged portion of the building so that your business is least impacted during the repair.
SERVPRO techs control the humidity, airflow, and temperature in the drying zone to accelerate evaporation during the water damage restoration of your Raleigh property. Techs create this zone by sealing off openings between the affected and unaffected areas. Establishing such zones can serve many purposes-
- It allows the restorers to focus their equipment's efforts
- It can prevent the spread of contamination if present
- As only the affected portion is isolated, these zones allow businesses to operate, albeit with a limited functionality
Placing the Drying Equipment During Water Cleanup
After establishing the drying zone during water damage restoration, the SERVPRO techs place the drying equipment to create conditions that accelerate the drying process. The two drying equipment that techs routinely use in water-damaged Raleigh properties include-
- Air Movers, and
- Dehumidifiers–desiccant, LGR
Techs arrange the air movers so that there is adequate airflow on all affected materials to create a vortex of circular airflow around the walls. In most cases, multiple air movers are arranged in tandem to maintain the vortex.
Positioning the dehumidifiers in the drying zone is crucial to maintaining the best drying conditions. All the water evaporated from the surface must be dehumidified, or it can cause secondary damage. SERVPRO techs use different types of dehumidifiers depending on how much moisture is removed. In some cases, techs can use multiple dehumidifying equipment to get the best possible result.
Call SERVPRO of East Raleigh / Zebulon at (919) 250-0455; we are available round the clock to help you.