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Water Mitigation Happens Fast in Chicago Properties with SERVPRO at the Helm

1/3/2022 (Permalink)

water spewing from small hole in pipe Doe you know what equipment to use to dry water damage? SERVPRO does!

Need Water Mitigation Services for Your Chicago Property? Call SERVPRO

Water mitigation of your Chicago home refers to the actions taken by professional restorers like SERVPRO to reduce the loss of property after an incident. The mitigation process involves cleaning, drying, disinfecting, deodorizing, and restoring the property to the preloss condition.  

SERVPRO understands that every water mitigation situation in Chicago homes is unique, requiring an individualized approach. Our technicians determine the cause, extent, and severity of the water damage before applying a restorative strategy that gives the best and quickest results for a given situation. Drying the property is one of the most fundamental steps in the restorative process, and SERVPRO uses several pieces of equipment to speed it up.    

What are desiccant dehumidifiers that SERVPRO techs use during water cleanup in Chicago properties?  

Dehumidifiers are pieces of equipment that water restoration techs use to remove excess water vapor from the air, lowering the humidity ratio and speeding up the drying process. Desiccant dehumidifiers use special chemicals such as silica gel (called desiccants) that absorb moisture from the air. 

The optimum operating conditions for a desiccant dehumidifier are when the temperatures range between -10° to 140°F. We use both smaller, portable units and large truck-mounted units depending on the area to be dried. 

What is the advantage of using a desiccant dehumidifier over a refrigerant dehumidifier? 

SERVPRO techs use desiccant dehumidifiers to perform effectively in colder and drier conditions in Chicago, where refrigerant dehumidifiers don't. For instance, if the ambient temperature reaches under 600F, only a desiccant dehumidifier can remove moisture. 

If you need assistance with water restoration, call SERVPRO of Hyde Park / E. Bridgeport / Bronzeville at (312) 509-5000. 

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