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What Are Acceptable Drying Times After Flood Damage in Oyster Bay Homes?

9/3/2020 (Permalink)

lightning and heavy rain on dark blue background Storms can bring flooding. SERVPRO is always on call for complete restoration and remediation.

Our SERVPRO Professionals Seek to Provide Efficient Restoration and Drying Efforts After a Flood Loss, and This Requires Multiple Tools and Devices 

Here in New York, Oyster Bayresidents have become familiar with devastating winter and summer storms that can damage roofs and siding on homes and businesses. Structural vulnerabilities allow direct flood penetration from runoff and snowmelt, making it vital to temporarily seal up these openings while mitigation work can get started. 

Flood damage in Oyster Bay homes can impact many different types of materials ranging in porosity and permeance. Our SERVPRO of Oyster Bay team of water restoration professionals can choose the most efficient paths to thoroughly dry damaged areas, materials, and contents within the property. Drying times vary based on the affected materials, and successful moisture removal and evaporation is often a combination of several tools and equipment, including: 

  • Centrifugal Air Movers 
  • Floor Drying Mats 
  • Positive Pressure Systems 
  • Axial Air Movers
  • Desiccant Dehumidifiers 
  • Portable Electric Heaters  

How Fast Can Materials Get Dried?  

The time and devices used for moisture removal and evaporative drying vary from drywall and carpeting to hardwood flooring and fixtures. Because drying does not occur all at once, and the restoration process can often take several days, knowing average drying times for different materials establishes moisture removal success. 

  • Porous – Hygroscopic materials like carpeting can absorb water quickly, but it can often be one of the first elements to recover when drying begins. Drying progress is often evident in as little as 24 hours.
  • Semi-Porous – Wood framing and subflooring materials are less absorbent, but can still become damaged by standing water concerns. With ideal equipment placement, progress should occur within three visits. 
  • Lower Permeability – Concrete subflooring and hardwood floors are lower permeant materials, slowing the drying and recovery. These should show progress within four visits.
  • Salt Water Intrusion-- The corrosive nature of salt requires fast removal and rinsing of contacted materials and contents. 

Our SERVPRO of Oyster Bay team is ready to help restore flood damage to your home. Give us a call today at (516) 464-3300. 

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