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Your Best Guide to Fort Collins Water Damage Remediation

1/20/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Your Best Guide to Fort Collins Water Damage Remediation Should water damage affect your home, team SERVPRO is available 24/7 365 days a year. Call right away for best results.

Special Techniques That Help Ease Water Removal in Fort Collins

When water leaks and pools in your Fort Collins property, you need to take steps immediately to remove it limiting the extent of damages it causes. Such removal takes different steps which might require different skills and equipment. For example, to reach the water in a wall cavity, you have to drill small holes to release it. Similarly, additional steps are necessary to reach the water below a carpet because standard extraction and drying might not be very useful. Our technicians are certified in ASD, Applied Structural Drying, allowing us to utilize the best techniques to remove water from your property.
Before choosing an approach for water removal in Fort Collins, there is a need to explore the affected area to determine how many hard-to-dry areas are flooded. Such areas include ceilings, wall cavities, and crawlspaces among others. Our SERVPRO technicians do a bit of controlled demolition or teardown for effective removal of the trapped water.
One of the solutions that help us ease water removal is drilling weep holes. These are small holes allowing water to flow out of the confined space through gravity. Apart from easing the water extraction process, it also limits the amount of teardown needed. Our SERVPRO technicians can use this solution when a leak happens on the ceiling leaving it sagging.
Another solution that also involves drilling is creating vent holes. In this case, they help in moisture control in confined spaces like wall cavities by allowing circulation of air. Unlike weep holes which are usually small, the vent holes are large. Our SERVPRO crews drill ¼ inch weep holes and 1 ½ inch vent holes. The vent holes are only drilled on one side of the wall so that when we attach an air mover to a wall venting system, their air is forced up the wall cavity. This approach quickens drying and eliminates the need to tear down the walls of your property for drying purposes.
Faster water removal from your property may require special techniques. Call SERVPRO of Fort Collins at (970) 493-6335 to find such a solution. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster
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