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My Manhasset Home Flooded, What Are Some Things I Can Do to Facilitate Drying?

6/17/2020 (Permalink)

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You Can Use Environmental Factors and Drying Science to Help Dry Your Manhasset Home

As a resident of Manhasset, you are no stranger to storms and flooding, but that does not make the disaster at hand easier to overcome. While you wait for the professional restoration specialists at SERVPRO to arrive and begin drying and cleaning your home, there are some things you can do to aid in speeding up the process. For example, if the air outside is warm and dry compared to the air inside, you may want to open windows to help push some of the moist air out of your home—this an open drying system.

What Are Some Things That DO NOT Help with Drying? SERVPRO Technicians are Mindful of Some Situations That Hinder the Drying Process.

Flood damage in Manhasset requires you to take quick action, but you also need to be mindful of some potential mistakes. If the weather outside is hot and humid or unpredictable, you probably want to avoid an open drying system. In this case, running your HVAC system can help facilitate air movement. Still, to adequately dehumidify the home, you need professional equipment to ensure no secondary damage, such as mold growth.

What are Some Common-Sense Things to Remember About Drying My Home?

You can harness nature's equilibrium to help the drying process by remembering that:
    •    Wet goes to dry; eventually, water evaporates as the humid air moves toward the dry air, so it has the same humidity level.
    •    Hot air facilitates drying more than cold air; the hot air moves toward the cold air.
    •    High and low-pressure air meet in the middle to equalize and facilitate drying.

To speak with a member of our emergency response team, contact SERVPRO of Great Neck / Port Washington at (516) 767-9600. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

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