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Using Air Movers Effectively During Water Damage Restoration in Short Hills, NJ

August 13th, 2018 · No Comments

Natural calamities such as floods can result in serious water damage to your Short Hills, NJ home. If your home has suffered water damage, it’s time to call the water damage restoration professionals at ServiceMaster Metropolitan to restore your home quickly and effectively. By hiring professionals, you can prevent structural damage and mold growth.


One of the tools we use for effective water damage restoration are air movers to help with the drying process. However, if not careful, mistakes can be made that hinder drying. Today, we’re going to look at how our technicians use air movers properly and effectively.


The Drying Process and the Use of Air Movers in Water Damage Restoration


Drying needs to begin as soon as the water extraction is finished. However, an overly-aggressive approach to drying can actually do more harm than good. To determine the best strategy for drying, our water damage restoration technicians first examine the affected area, looking for:

Sewage – Sewage contains dangerous contaminants such as viruses, bacteria, and other pathogens. If sewage contamination exists and air movers are used before the area is thoroughly sanitized, the air movers will easily spread the contamination to unaffected parts of your home.

Mold Growth – If water damage has been left too long, mold can begin to grow. If we find mold growth we’ll have to contain the area before using air movers, otherwise mold spores could spread throughout your home. If mold is present in your home, we’re capable of performing mold remediation to remove the mold and ensure it doesn’t return.

Too Much Clutter – If the affected area is cluttered with furniture and other items, drying, even with air movers, can be slowed down. If items in your home have been affected by water damage, we’ll move them to a secure, offsite location to restore them. This clears out the affected area and allows for it to be dried more efficiently. Once we’ve made the area safe for drying, we utilize our industrial grade air movers to help dry the area as quickly as possible.


Relying on their expertise and training, our water damage restoration technicians can restore your Short Hills, NJ home quickly and effectively. We’re available 24/7/365, so help is always just a phone call away. For immediate assistance, contact ServiceMaster Metropolitan at (855) 560-7999.


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