Crucial Water Removal Services Help Restore Your Destin Home After a Fire
How water can affect your home after a fire
Restoring your home after a fire happens in your Destin residence involves a variety of crucial steps and procedures. Without the implementation of these steps, your home can suffer additional and unexpected damage months after the completion of restoration efforts.
One step that might seem counter-intuitive in restoring a Destin area home after a fire includes water removal services. However, removing the thousands of gallons the fire department used to extinguish the fire that attempted to destroy your home must happen or your home's future includes water damage as well as the destruction caused by the fire's heat, smoke, and flames. Removing it prevents both water and mold from creating more problems. It also helps keep restoration work from becoming an expensive but futile exercise.
At SERVPRO, we use a diverse array of equipment that can remove standing water, moisture hidden in absorbent materials, and humidity from the air. Because of the heat involved in a house fire, much of the water sprayed into your home by firefighters often does not remain a liquid but evaporates into steam. A significant portion of this steam remains in the air, with a considerable amount condensing on surfaces. When those surfaces can absorb the moisture, they do so quite readily, and then retain it, leading to mold problems, rusting of nearby metal pieces, and water stains and damage.
We understand that you want your home restored to preloss condition after a catastrophe such as a house fire, as quickly as possible. Even though the firefighters' water often remains invisible instead of making itself known as the charred materials, smokey smells, and soot-covered belongings do, we aggressively remove it from your home.
Without water removal services, homes that sustained fire damage and then allowed to 'dry out naturally' often harbor mold colonies only a few weeks afterward. Water damage also accrues steadily over time, and left-behind water can quickly damage freshly painted areas with both stains and bubbling, warp wood components, and disintegrate fresh glue in flooring. Restoring your home's natural levels of humidity prevents these problems.
Hand-held units efficiently extract water from floors while the overall humidity in your home quickly decreases once we begin running our desiccant machines. Air movers also help when walls and ceilings, undamaged by the fire, hold water that may have entered via vents in the walls or through charred areas that created holes. Dehumidifiers help in areas experiencing lower amounts of humidity in the air, such as attached garages and sunrooms or other areas of the home that did not sustain damage during the fire.
After a fire affects your home, call SERVPRO of Fort Walton Beach at (850) 863-2552. We ensure that every step of the restoration process, including water removal, brings your home closer to its preloss state.
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