Natural disasters such as floods can inflict serious water damage to your Olathe, KS home. If your home experiences flood damage, it’s time to call the water damage restoration professionals at ServiceMaster DSI. We’ll quickly complete water damage restoration to your home to restore it to its pre-loss condition plus prevent secondary damages such as mold.
Today, we’ll look at how our water damage restoration technicians achieve the highest standards while working on your home.
Utilizing Air Flow in the Drying Process
Higher air flow over an evaporating surface has a direct effect over evaporation rate.
Our experienced technicians use their skills to properly place air movers for the most efficient drying.
Water damage restoration professionals also make the proper adjustments with respect to quantity and placement of air movers on the basis of evaluation and measurement of important psychrometric readings, so the following becomes possible:
- Stronger estimate justification
- Faster drying
- Better cost management
Adhering to Water Damage Restoration Standards
We thoroughly understand the professional standards, such as ANSI/IICRC S500, set forth by our industry. When performing any aspect of water damage restoration, we adhere to these standards.
For example, we adhere to the ANSI/IICRC S500 standard for calculation of airflow that’s necessary for water damage mitigation. According to this method:
- An air mover is to be installed in every affected room
- One additional air mover should be installed for every fifty to seventy square feet of wet flooring
- Another air mover is required for 100 to 150 square feet of affected wall areas and wet ceilings above two feet
- One more air mover will be required for every wall offset and inset that’s larger than eighteen inches
- For rooms of 25 square feet or less, one air mover will be sufficient. In addition, if only the wall’s lower portion has been affected and there’s very little water damage to flooring, an air mover should be installed for every fourteen linear feet
Adjusting and Changing Airflow
Our technicians are also experienced with the details stated in the S500 standard regarding adjustment and modification of airflow application. Let’s go through the details here:
- In case it’s Class 4 water damage, the vapor pressure and airflow velocity are to be decreased after the water evaporates
- Technicians need to adjust airflow when building materials start drying and conduct inspections plus required adjustments regarding placement, number, and type of air movers based on moisture readings. Proper airflow will provide the desired results when the vapor pressure of the air from the air mover and the evaporating surface are equal
As you can see, experienced restoration professionals have a thorough understanding of industry guidelines and are able to complete water damage restoration at your Olathe, KS home in the most appropriate way. By adhering to the highest standards we’re able to quickly and effectively restore your home. For immediate assistance when your home requires water damage restoration, give us a call at (816) 527-9412.