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Using Equilibrium and Drying Principles to Mitigate Water Damage in Sarasota Offices

12/1/2021 (Permalink)

Inside of office; desks and workspaces SERVPRO’s techs knows water’s behavior. This knowledge helps us to direct drying and mitigation actions and create a restoration plan.

Fast Water Removal and Drying are Possible in Sarasota Offices When Experienced Restorers Understand Moisture Behavior

After a loss incident, understanding the behavior of standing water and trapped moisture in a building can direct drying and mitigation actions as a restoration plan is being developed. Manipulating drying variables like temperature, airflow, and relative humidity can help, but ultimately knowing what moisture will do directs the placement of evaporative drying equipment.

Manipulating Equilibrium for Efficient Drying

The moisture and atmospheric conditions of each project vary considerably from one property to the next, making water mitigation for Sarasota businesses an involved and customized process. Because rooms of your commercial property can range in moisture and liquid water, we can manipulate the equilibrium process to manage and remove water and flood damage. Factors that impact fast and efficient drying and surface cleaning include:

  • Dry Air: Vapor moves from high pressure to lower, which correlates directly with the capacity for moisture in the air.  By lowering moisture presence, or vapor pressure, above water damaged materials, evaporation occurs at a faster rate.
  • Warm Air:Another element of the property seeking balance amid water restoration is warm air seeking cold. When the air surrounding damaged materials is warmer than a dew point temperature, evaporation happens at a higher rate. 
  • Capillary Suction:The greater the difference between wet and dry, hot and cold, or various pressures, the more likely moisture migration Capillary suction, or sorptivity, is a reactionary process where exposed moisture is pulled through porous materials. This principal is employed with structural materials that are difficult to dry, such as concrete, plaster, and wood framing, to remove moisture trapped in the materials. It requires very low vapor pressure surrounding the material. It can dry structural cavities that may be difficult to reach and avoid the need to demolish and remove materials to reach trapped moisture.

Getting You Back in Business

The ultimate objective of our rapid restoration processes is to protect your business and help to get your doors back open again. A significant percentage of commercial properties are damaged by water and fire and are beyond restoration to resume operation.  

With experience and leading restoration tools, we can mitigate water damage and protect the wares and contents of this local office. Our SERVPRO of South Sarasota team is ready to mobilize our Green Fleet fast when disasters strike. Call us today at (941) 552-6319.

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