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SERVPRO’s Fast Service Saves Los Angeles Homes from Flood Damage

1/4/2022 (Permalink)

standing water in a garage Storm damage will get overwhelming call SERVPRO of Highland Park for all of your storm damage needs.

How can SERVPRO techs prevent Los Angeles homes from aftermath flood damage? 

Restoration of flood damage to your Los Angeles home involves the careful and judicious use of certain professional-grade equipment. The restorers work hard to create conditions that facilitate the evaporation of trapped moisture from the surfaces. 

SERVPRO techs manipulate the humidity, airflow, and temperature while restoring flood damage to your Los Angeles home using sophisticated equipment. Dehumidifiers can remove water vapor from the air, reducing the humidity ratio and accelerating the drying rate. SERVPRO techs also use heating equipment to increase the temperature of the air, which draws more moisture from wet surfaces. 

What is the role of air movers during flood restoration of your Los Angeles home?  

Air movers are large pieces of equipment that SERVPRO techs use to enhance the evaporation at the surface level. As water evaporates from any wet material, the surface gets surrounded by a boundary layer of humid, cold air. The presence of such a boundary layer reduces the drying rate significantly. 

Air movers replace this thick, moisture-rich layer with warmer and drier air. The result is an increased rate of evaporation. SERVPRO techs use the following two types of air movers

  • Centrifugal: These are perfect if the techs need to direct air at a high velocity to a specific point. 
  • Axial: Although the air velocity of these movers is not high, they can cover a larger area of the affected material.  

How are air movers rated? 

Air movers are typically rated by a CFM unit (Cubic Feet per Minute). It is the volume of air that the equipment can produce per minute. Thus, a higher CFM value indicates more air is being moved over the wet surfaces.    

Call SERVPRO of Highland Park at (323) 255-1001 with any questions or concerns.

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