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Mitigating and Restoring Kent Water Damage Efficiently

8/28/2022 (Permalink)

water damage equipment on wood and orange shelves SERVPRO has the training and equipment you need after water damage in your Kent home.

We Restore Many Different Water Damage Events

Our position in King County helps us serve hundreds of thousands of residents and countless businesses contending with disasters of all types. The frequency and usual severity of water disasters like burst pipes or leaks required our water restoration division to continue growing to accommodate our recovery team's standard callout. Our roster can help with all needed efforts, including:

  • Surface water removal
  • Structural drying
  • Humidity management
  • Needed repairs

With these necessary actions needing to be completed after Kent water damage, our professionals must stay ready to respond. Disasters do not wait for convenient times to happen, so you will not wait for your property's restoration and mitigation response. We have skilled WRT-Certified technicians and licensed contractors ready to respond.

Many Types of Water Damage in Kent

In a city of more than 130,000 people, our SERVPRO team has seen many types of water emergencies and threats to structures. With each job, our expertise grows, and we solidify our position as a preferred vendor for insurance work and out-of-pocket restoration services after:

  • Freezing Pipes
  • Plumbing Leaks
  • Accidents and Spills
  • Appliance Damage
  • Flooding

Mitigation Solutions for Water Damage 

Mitigation involves several practices and actions for our professionals, but few have the urgency and impact as water removal services. Standing water is a hazard in many regards, so we utilize a combination of pumps and vacuums to manage pooling in the house and begin extracting trapped moisture in materials like wood and carpeted flooring.

The Science of Effective Drying 

Drying is the most critical component of the restoration process, making it the procedure requiring the greatest array of our equipment and instruments to complete. Each of these tools regulates one of the primary principles of drying. Achieving a balance of these factors provides the most efficient production:

  • Temperature  - This principle measures the warmth of the drying zone and affected materials. In many cases, direct heat applied to moist materials can expedite the drying process and chemical reactions for surface cleaning.
  • Airflow - Air movement is another major contributor to efficient drying in the household. We use several air mover units to promote evaporation by directing blasts of warm, dry air at wet surfaces.
  • Humidity - Productive evaporation increases humidity. Depending on the house's temperature, the air can only hold so many moisture grains before fully saturated. We can reduce the environmental moisture content by dehumidification units to continue the drying cycle.

Ensuring Drying is Complete 

Property owners can benefit from the peace of mind that the drying process is complete. When only superficial drying occurs, as is common with DIY measures, damp pockets and hidden moisture caches can impact building materials and produce appropriate conditions to facilitate mold development. We check our evaporation and water removal processes with sensitive sensors and moisture detection devices to document where further action might be necessary.

Are Water Damage Repairs Needed?

Reconstruction and repairs often coincide with the impact of water disasters on your home or business. From the earliest mitigation actions of removing sagging materials and repairing busted plumbing to newly installed wall systems and carpeted floors after demolition, we can help. Our general contractor license makes us qualified to complete most build-back actions as restoration and recovery continue.

However Kent water damage impacts your life; professional cleanup and drying can help you get back to everyday living quicker. Our SERVPRO of Kent team keeps service vehicles stocked with mitigation and restoration equipment to get water recovery projects underway. Call us at (253) 850-1500.

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