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Our Team Will Restore Your Rochester Home When You Have Plumbing Failures

3/13/2019 (Permalink)

Our trained technicians can restore your home after you have plumbing problems. There is no job too big for our experts and we are available 24/7.

Water Damage Technicians In Rochester Talk About Different Types Of Dehumidifiers

Plumbing failures inside your Rochester home are the most common type of problems that occur inside residential buildings. If a pipe breaks and leaks it can cause extensive water damage to your contents and building materials quickly. Even the smallest crack can spill hundreds of gallons into your house in a short amount of time. When water enters the interior of a building, it can cause two types of problems which are primary and secondary. Primary water damage occurs when moisture comes into direct contact with items inside your home and secondary issues take place when things get ruined that did not directly contact moisture.

Examples of secondary issues include mold growth and problems related to elevated humidity levels. The main goal of any water damage project in Rochester is to prevent secondary issues from occurring. Our SERVPRO technicians accomplish this by removing all moisture from your home as quickly as possible. We start by extracting water while it is in liquid form. Next, we complete the structural drying phase.

When drying out structural components, our SERVPRO team uses both air movers and dehumidifiers. The air movers create air movement in a counterclockwise direction. The fans push air away from surfaces after moisture evaporates from wet materials. The dehumidifiers remove water vapor from the air and dispense it in liquid form.

When using dehumdifiers, we can either use a refrigerant or desiccant system. Both machines get utilized in different situations and differ in how they remove the moisture from the air. Refrigerant dehumidifiers work by pushing air across a chilled metal coil. The temperature of the coil causes condensation making the water drain out of the machine into a spill bucket. The warm, dry air dispensed is then used in the circulation made by the air movers.

Desiccant dehumidifiers work better to remove moisture from non-porous materials like concrete. They work by running the wet air across a silica gel. The gel attracts moisture particles; then the machines heat the gel so that the water drains out in liquid form. If you ever have water damage inside your home caused by plumbing problems, call SERVPRO of Dover-Rochester at (603) 743-4301 any day of the week.

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