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How Can Water Impact Porous Materials in Your Colorado Springs Home?

7/30/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO drying equipment being used in water damaged room; flood cuts along walls to enable drying No mattter if your water loss event is big or small, SERVPRO can restore your home.

Understanding How Water Behaves in a Loss Incident can Show the Ways our SERVPRO Professionals can Implement Effective Drying Practices. 

The movement of moisture in water in your Colorado Springs home can vary from one circumstance to the next. While there are typically only a few migration avenues that water damage can take, understanding the present conditions can help to ensure that our technicians arrive with the right tools and personnel to address the concerns. Water losses can quickly get out of control without the appropriate mitigation actions taken immediately when our SERVPRO team first reaches the damaged address.  

What Are the Four Mechanical Processes for Moisture Movement? 

The movement of water damage in Colorado Springs homes is the situation that must get carefully identified by our project manager and crew chief conducting a job scoping phase before restoration begins. As a principle, water enters materials in two ways. Either water comes in direct contact with the materials and becomes absorbed or can become absorbed through an excess of moisture and humidity in the environment. In these ways, the four mechanical processes play a role and how drying ultimately occurs:  

  • Liquid Flow – What people think of when they consider water migration because the liquid flow is the natural movement of moisture in its fluid form. 
  • Capillary Suction – This mechanical process is when liquid moisture travels through small pores in materials to impact both these elements and cavities behind wall systems. 
  • Vapor Diffusion – Water can become vapor and use its gaseous composition to pass through materials. The permeability of a material determines how quickly vapor diffusion can occur. 
  • Air Movement – Higher humidity conditions and moisture content in the air can impact materials exposed.  

Knowing how water moves through your home can help our SERVPRO of South Colorado Springs team provide efficient drying and recovery options. Contact us today at (719) 574-2789.

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