SERVPRO Goes High Tech to Locate Moisture in Flood Damaged Pensacola Homes
Flood Damage Technicians in Pensacola Talk About Drying Out Wall Cavities
If a severe thunderstorm strikes the Pensacola region, flooding is likely to occur. Once water gets deep outside your home, it is wise to call in a professional flood damage mitigation company such as SERVPRO. When water starts to build up on the streets of your neighborhood and in your yard, entry into your home is likely. Water can sometimes saturate through your walls or come in from the ground. When it enters from the floor, the moisture can cause extensive flood damage to your flooring materials.
Once your carpets or other flooring materials get saturated, moisture can start to wick its way up your walls. When dealing with flood damage in Pensacola, our SERVPRO technicians test your drywall and other building materials for moisture content. We determine how wet your building materials are by testing levels in both areas that were affected and regions that were not. By testing materials that did not get affected by moisture, we determine our target levels for drying. We know that if your drywall gets wet, then there is a chance that the studs and exterior walls inside the wall cavity also got affected.
If there is moisture inside your wall cavity, then it is possible that your structural components can get damaged. When drying out wall cavities, we usually utilize one of two methods or at times a combination of the two. If your walls get saturated then, we can cut the drywall a foot or two up from the floor so that we can push air into your wall cavities. If the moisture content inside your walls is not extremely high, then we can utilize an injection drying system.
Injection dryers consist of a fan with a series of tubes running from them. We drill holes into your walls and insert the tubes so that the fan pushes air into the cavity. Once moisture levels return to normal, we patch all of the holes in your drywall. If you ever notice wet building materials after a flood, call SERVPRO of West Pensacola at (850) 469-1160 24/7.
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