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Damage Migration During Water Restoration in Windham Homes

5/3/2022 (Permalink)

cartoon showing dry to wet with elephant Water leaks migrate in Norwich homes from Wet to Dry, SERVPRO restores properties, "Like it never even happened."

Drying Water Damage in Windham Homes Means Tracking Moisture Migration

Water damage restoration and recovery services encompass dozens of intricate tasks layered over one another to return a property to preloss condition. Ultimately, the objective of this process is to achieve comfortable living conditions and make the disaster ‘Like it never even happened.’

For water restoration in Windham properties, our technicians must utilize our knowledge of moisture behavior to increase drying time and productivity. Some principles of this primary water recovery effort include:

  • Wet goes to dry
  • Hot goes to cold
  • High pressure to low pressure

Wet to Dry

One of the easily witnessed drying principles is that wet conditions migrate to dry areas seeking a balance. Knowing that moisture travels a linear path to connected dry spaces can show technicians where drying tools should be placed to minimize the impact on the wall systems and flooring.

Hot to Cold

Manipulating the temperature can positively impact the restoration process, but fluctuations encourage moisture migration. Warm, humid air seeks colder, dry conditions. For this reason, it is beneficial to increase the total work area to include a perimeter that can be kept at similar temperatures to discourage moisture movement.

High to Low Pressures

Vapor pressure is one of the subjects of the psychrometry our SERVPRO team studies to understand moisture behavior and drying principles in action during restoration. Different environments in the house function at varying pressures, especially when rooms are undergoing drying processes. As the house attempts to regulate these changes by seeking a balance, higher pressures seek lower pressures.

Understanding these drying principles allows our SERVPRO of Norwich and Windham County team to best utilize drying tools and products in real-time. When water damage events occur in your home, you can trust the fast response of our team to help when you call (860) 887-0447.

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