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The Power of Drying Mats!

3/30/2021 (Permalink)

A moist wood floor is salvaged using a drying mat.

In the aftermath of a water damage, SERVPRO professionals use specialized equipment, including industrial air movers and dehumidifiers, to completely dry up residual moisture. However, flooring constructed from porous material often calls for additional drying procedures. In particular, wood floors tend to soak up substantial amounts of moisture when flooded. If left untreated, this will cause the flooring to warp, swell and break down over time. Subfloor mold growth is common in these situations.

So, how do we salvage wood floors? At SERVPRO of Society Hill, we bring in the drying mats! When attached to an air mover, a drying mat traps moving air, which gently circulates over the floor. This mechanism evaporates all traces of trapped moisture and leaves wood flooring completely dried. During this process, our team members carefully monitor the progress using moisture meters until the flooring reaches an acceptable level of dryness.

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