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How To Tackle Water Damage in Your Little Rock Home

3/12/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage How To Tackle Water Damage in Your Little Rock Home When disaster strikes your Little Rock home call SERVPRO for all your water damage needs.

Two Methods of Remediating Water Damage in Little Rock Residences


Where there is water, there is a strong chance of indoor humidity levels increasing. Most drying equipment works by blasting hot air into an affected zone and evaporating moisture. However, doing so creates a warm, humid environment which provides the ideal conditions for secondary damages like mold or mildew growth. It can also increase the likelihood of noticeable, unpleasant odors.

Homes with water damage in Little Rock should seek professional assistance to guard against secondary damages after the body of water is removed. There are two primary methods for efficiently drying a property known in the industry as the open system and the closed system. SERVPRO technicians are adept in assessing which system is likely to be the most effective and implement it efficiently.

An open system involves ventilating the affected area as much as possible. Using rapid air movers can swap humid indoor air for drier outside air. This is not always effective as weather conditions can cause problems for homeowners, particularly during the winter months. However, one of the benefits of an open drying system is that, in most cases, odors are also removed as part of the drying process.

As the name suggests, a closed system involves putting up physical barriers like plastic sheeting and preventing humid air from spreading throughout the house. With barriers set up and dehumidifiers placed, the affected zone becomes a drying chamber. These types of method are super effective at removing moisture from fabrics as well as the surrounding area.

Whichever method is used the crucial step for a SERVPRO technician is to ensure that the systems are balanced. We use two main types of equipment. Rapid air-movers, which circulate heated air and evaporate moisture are used in combination with dehumidifiers which draw the evaporated moisture from the air. By ensuring your home is dry, we can also confidently guard against potential secondary damages.

For an expert approach to home restoration, contact SERVPRO of Central Little Rock / Cammack Village at (501) 404-4225 now.

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