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SERVPRO- Floods can happen, even in Minnesota.

12/22/2021 (Permalink)

Flood Damage Can Happen In The Lakeville Area

Removing standing water is only the beginning to try and protect a home after a failed appliance, broken pipe or a rusted-out water heater. Just a half-inch of water across a room can result in thousands of dollars in restoration costs. It is necessary to draw out the moisture which has penetrated the building materials.

Eliminating the effects of flood damage in a Lakeville home requires many tools and techniques. SERVPRO’s technicians are trained to use them to draw out moisture from the walls and ceilings of a home.

Adjusting airflow is one of the techniques we use. The primary tool paired with airflow is the air mover. To force air in and moisture out of a wall, a technician points the air mover at a 45-degree angle to the affected surface. This angle pushes air over the wall, carrying away moisture without letting the air bounce back, which is much less efficient.

If our SERVPRO technicians find water trapped behind a wall, we pair an air mover with a ventilation hose to increase ventilation. Depending on the amount of water, it may be necessary to drill several holes in the wall. We do this at the baseboard, so when we finish, it is a simple matter to patch the hole and then replace the baseboard so the homeowner cannot tell where we drilled.

To dry ceilings, we set an air mover against a wall and point it upward. The airflow strikes the ceiling and spreads out, which circulates the warm air that naturally rises and draws out moisture. In rooms with a drop ceiling (a converted garage for instance), technicians remove several panels at opposite ends to increase airflow.

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Drying your home after water has spread across it is not a quick process, but SERVPRO of Burnsville / Lakeville has the tools and knowledge to make it a simple one that we walk you through at each step. If you have had failed plumbing recently or in the past, contact us today at (952) 846-4400 for an inspection and free estimate. We are here to help.

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