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Choosing the Right Equipment for Storm Damage Cleanup Work in Chatham, NJ

September 6th, 2018 · No Comments

Storms in Chatham, NJ can cause serious damage to homes, including water damage from heavy rainfalls. If your home has experienced storm damage, it’s time to call the storm damage cleanup professionals at ServiceMaster Metropolitan. Relying on professionals will ensure your home is properly restored and avoid issues such as mold growth or structural damage.


Today, we’re going to look at how our storm damage cleanup technicians choose the right equipment to restore your home.


Choosing the Right Equipment for Storm Damage Cleanup


We utilize a wide variety of equipment for drying during storm damage cleanup. However, the types we use depends on the individual scenario. Let’s explore the details of what factors we consider for choosing the right equipment:

  • Power: When selecting any air mover or dehumidifier, we choose one that has higher Feet per Minute (FPM) or Cubic Feet per Minute (CFM) value. The more air that moves through the dehumidifier, the more moisture is extracted from the air.
  • Low Amps: The more pieces of equipment used, the more quickly we can achieve results. However, this can take a lot of power. We try to use equipment with low amp requirements, so we can work without renting a generator.
  • Safety: Our storm damage cleanup technicians make sure all of our equipment has been tested by UL (Underwriter’s Laboratory) and other organizations such as ETL (Intertek’s ETL SEMKO division) to ensure it’s safe to use.


Using Direct Heat


Direct heat applications can expedite drying time. For example, if the temperature of wet materials reaches about 125°f, the drying time is reduced from four and a half days to two days. Direct heat applications also help in reducing the relative humidity by almost 50% within 24 hours.


We also monitor air and surface temperature as well as analyze the moisture content, adjusting the heat accordingly to achieve the best results.


Heat Drying or Refrigerant Dehumidification


We understand the differences between refrigerant dehumidification and heat drying so the best method is chosen for situation.


For example, if evaporation occurs too rapidly without proper reduction in humidity through dehumidification, it can result in secondary damage.


The experts at ServiceMaster Metropolitan have the experience, training, and equipment to ensure your Chatham, NJ home is properly restored after a storm. Don’t hesitate – call the storm damage cleanup experts at (855) 560-7999 for immediate assistance.

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