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Is It Possible to Estimate Drying Time During Water Damage Mitigation in San Jose?

9/30/2021 (Permalink)

Close-up of SERVPRO cap on ladder step; SERVPRO restoration equipment in background When our team arrives at your business, we estimate the level of moisture involved and allocate the resources to manage it.

SERVPRO Makes Various Calculations to Determine the Resources Needed and Expected Timelines

After water intrudes into your San Jose business premises, your immediate worry might be how to extract the pools left on the floors or other surfaces. However, drying wet materials and contents should not be overlooked, especially since the amount of water involved is not readily apparent.

Drying is crucial during water damage mitigation in your San Jose property to restore preloss conditions and prevent further deterioration in your property. You can only realize the desired outcomes by estimating the level of moisture involved and allocating enough resources to manage it. SERVPRO helps with both estimation and removal, thus helping you avoid severe moisture-related problems.

Common problems caused by excess moisture include:

  • Indoor air quality issues
  • Discomfort from high humidity 
  • Rotting, rusting, and other forms of material deterioration
  • Bad odor

Determining the time it might take to dry your premises is possible by performing specific calculations. Our SERVPRO teams focus on calculating the resources needed to manage the moisture left within your premises. 

The typical estimates we make include:

  • Calculating setup of air movers
  • Calculating setup of dehumidifiers
  • Establishing a drying goal

Calculating the setup of air movers means establishing the number of units needed to supply constant airflow over the wet surfaces to sustain evaporation rates. Although fast evaporation expedites drying, control is necessary to ensure the rate of evaporation matches dehumidification. Typically, our SERVPRO crew chiefs allocate one air moving unit for every 50 square feet of wet materials.

Another essential aspect of moisture estimation is establishing a drying goal. After determining the overall drying goal, breaking it down further into shorter periods for monitoring and adjustments is essential. For instance, if our SERVPRO team establishes that drying would take a week or several days, we also set daily goals. 

SERVPRO of NE San Jose helps manage water damage mitigation professionally. Call us at (408) 834-7663. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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