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Aspects to be Analyzed When Using Heat Drying During Flood Damage Restoration in Hackensack, NJ Homes

July 25th, 2019 · No Comments

Floods and their accompanying water damage can result in different problems from damage to your belongings to mold growth. To tackle these problems in Hackensack, NJ, and all of northern New Jersey, you need to hire ServiceMaster Metropolitan for quick, thorough, and effective flood damage restoration.

In the following sections we’ll look at concerns our experts analyze while utilizing heat drying as part of the flood damage cleanup process.


Indirect or Direct Heating Systems

Our flood damage restoration experts prefer using indirect heating systems compared to direct heating as part of the drying procedure.

The good thing about indirect systems is that they vent the byproducts of combustion, using separate air streams for combustion and for heating the building.


Maintaining the Right Temperature

Our flood damage cleanup professionals understand the importance of maintaining the right temperature while performing drying for water damage after flooding. By maintaining the right temperature, they’re able to achieve the desired results.

As such, they ensure that the temperature doesn’t exceed 40.6°C or 105°F during the drying process. This way they’re able to reduce the likelihood of damage to belongings and abnormal increases in humidity due to the higher temperature.


Maintain Negative Air Pressure

The flood damage cleanup technicians at ServiceMaster Metropolitan ensure that negative air pressure is created before the drying process is started. This way they’re able to make sure that the high humidity resulting from evaporation doesn’t reach areas of your home that haven’t been affected by flood damage.

After humidity levels are controlled, our technicians change to positive or neutral air pressure.


Carry Out Continuous Monitoring

Our water damage cleanup professionals continuously monitor the drying process to ensure the process is moving in the right direction by measuring the difference in humidity between the air being drawn into the building compared to air being exhausted by the air exchange system.


Situations Where Heat Drying Proves to Be Beneficial

Multi-Layer or Dense Assemblies: Our water damage mitigation experts prefer the use of heat drying when water is to be removed from dense materials or assemblies that normally don’t facilitate water movement.

Heat drying proves to be particularly effective when building construction is such that it results in the creation of air pockets or channels in the form of wall cavities.

Our flood damage restoration professionals utilize mechanical dehumidifiers and/or high-pressure blowers for this purpose to increase room temperature, improve vapor movement, and create higher rates of evaporation.

Heat drying proves to be quite helpful in the overall process of flood damage restoration. Our technicians utilize the right techniques to achieve desired results, dry things out, and bring down humidity levels in your home.


For flood damage cleanup in Hackensack, NJ, and all of northern New Jersey, call ServiceMaster Metropolitan to get it done right at (855) 560-7999. We’ll dispatch a team of experts to visit your home, analyze the situation, and take the appropriate steps.

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