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Water Mitigation Happens Fast in Knoxville with SERVPRO

1/9/2023 (Permalink)

SERVPRO trailer and equipment being used at flooded property Storm damage? Call SERVPRO. We can quickly dry and restore your home.

Water Mitigation by SERVPRO Saves Knoxville Homes from Extensive Damage

Natural disasters like storms can cause extensive structural damage to your home. If water mitigation of your Knoxville property is not done promptly, it can lead to issues that can take a lot of money and time to restore. SERVPRO’s IICRC-certified professionals use state-of-the-art technology to remove the water and dry the structure before water can permanently harm the building materials. 

SERVPRO’s professional water mitigation services in Knoxville can help reduce the extent of the damage and restore your home to preloss condition as quickly as possible.

Role of Air Movement in Water Restoration

Air movement within the structure is crucial for drying. SERVPRO techs create conditions where the drying air flows across the wet surfaces, gathering excess moisture. The two characteristics of air that make it excellent for drying include the following-

  • Low moisture content: Water vapor moves from a region of high vapor pressure to an area of low vapor pressure. As vapor pressure is directly related to the humidity ratio, evaporation occurs faster when the air above the wet surface has a low humidity ratio. SERVPRO techs use dehumidifiers to remove the moisture from the drying air and reduce the humidity to accelerate drying during water damage repairs.
  • Temperature: Evaporation occurs faster when air directly above the wet surface is warmer than the sir’s dew point temperature. Techs use portable heaters to ensure the drying air temperature exceeds its dew point.

Why are Drying Zones Important During Water Cleanup?

SERVPRO techs establish drying zones to ensure that they can carefully control the parameters of the drying air to maximize the efficacy of drying. Rather than controlling the conditions throughout the structure, techs create areas where conditions are easier to manage.

Call SERVPRO of Rocky Hill / Sequoyah Hills / South Knoxville at (865) 862-8907 for 24/7 help. 

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