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Why Air Movers are Great for Repairing Water Damage in Elk Grove Village Homes

4/3/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Why Air Movers are Great for Repairing Water Damage in Elk Grove Village Homes Call SERVPRO to discuss how an air mover can help with your water damaged flooring.

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Water damage is always a possibility in residential properties because domestic plumbing is not infallible. Pipes can crack, gutters can clog, and toilets can overflow. Even with careful maintenance, there are dangers from things like torrential rains and malfunctioning water supplies.

The good news is that water damage in Elk Grove Village can be restored and repaired. It requires the use of specialist equipment, but companies like SERVPRO are always on hand to provide it. With support from high-powered fans, dehumidifiers, deodorizers, and air movers, the effects of water damage get permanently reversed.

Keep reading to learn more about air movers and why they are an important part of water damage repairs.

What Does an Air Mover Do?

Often, these clever machines get paired with dehumidifiers. They direct clean, dry air through a water damaged space as a way to boost the rate of evaporation. The dry air displaces the heavy, water-saturated air and pushes it towards dehumidifiers, which are great at capturing it and removing the moisture.

Once removed, the air is dry and returned to the room so that it can be directed through the space by the air mover again. These machines are available in a variety of shapes and sizes. The greater the humidity, the bigger the air mover. The slimmer, portable devices are useful when it comes to drying out narrow and enclosed areas like crawlspaces.

What Are Air Movers Used to Restore?

Air movers are particularly good at supporting the drying out of carpets, walls, cupboards, cavities, and attics. They enhance the performance of dehumidifiers, especially in tight spaces, because the circulation of clean air is essential for fast, effective repairs.

If a carpet has been saturated with water and requires drying, the SERVPRO team can lift it off the ground. Just a few inches is needed to create a drying chamber, and an air mover sits underneath. It blows clean, dry air beneath the fabric and ensures that subflooring gets restored too.

Do Air Movers Work Fast?

The speed of all restorations is dependent on a variety of factors. The most important is the severity of the water damage and, specifically, how many porous items have become saturated. While non-porous materials can be wet vacuumed and wiped clean, fabrics absorb water and require extensive dehumidification.

Consequently, the rate at which air movers operate is related to how fast dehumidifiers are working. For the best possible result, the SERVPRO team carefully controls and monitors the drying process. If things move too fast, there is a risk of secondary water damage, so a measured, cautious approach is vital in most cases.

At SERVPRO of Elk Grove/E. Schaumburg/Itasca/Roselle, water damage repairs are carried out with the utmost care. We understand that your possessions are precious, so we make their safety a top priority. Call us 24/7 at (847) 593-3055 today to arrange a home visit.