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Get the Scoop on Water Damage Remediation in Wilmington Before You're Too Late

12/31/2019 (Permalink)

broken ceiling gypsum board from water damage Moisture and water damage can quickly affect the walls of your home. Contact SERVPRO quickly for remediation services.

The Importance of Dehumidifiers in Damaged Wilmington Homes

 While many homeowners can recognize the role of dehumidifiers in drying out their damaged Wilmington houses, few fully appreciate all of the reasons why dehumidification units are a staple in water loss recovery. Our SERVPRO team can implement practical containment barriers that can isolate damp areas of the house to create a regulated space to monitor airflow, traffic, drying, and structural integrity of affected materials.

 Because there are varying sizes and types of these machines, it stands to reason that there are many ways that they can aid in removing water damage from Wilmington homes. Depending on the nature of the moisture present in the compromised areas of the house, our project manager can determine the best use of our equipment and which moisture removal units are necessary for each recovery project.


 Containment is vital for helping moisture removal practices to be more productive, but it can also amplify the production of running dehumidifiers. In an enclosed space, the units are recirculating the same air, drying it out more quickly than if the project were open-air.


 Because our SERVPRO team uses air movers to vaporize moisture and saturation in materials throughout the property, this vapor hangs as cool air above the surface of the wall or flooring. Colder temperatures can slow the drying and restoration process, making the moisture removal capabilities of dehumidifiers valuable.

 Drying Balance 

 Establishing the appropriate balance between air movers and dehumidifiers is one struggle that our SERVPRO team must face. Too much evaporation and the dehumidifiers cannot keep up. The same can get said about the placement and positioning of units to maintain a balanced drying system. At no point can the amount of moisture removed drop below the moist air created through evaporation.

 No matter how severe water loss incidents can be in your home, our SERVPRO of New Hanover team can help. We have refrigerant and desiccant dehumidifiers ranging in size and strength to tackle even the largest of jobs. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster – give us a call today at (910) 762-8180.

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