air dehumidifiers and air flow fans help dry out my property after water damage
or flooding has occurred?
If your property has become the recent victim of water damage or flooding due to a bursting pipe, a storm or other unplanned events, you are going to want to take immediate action to put a stop to the water source and take the time to remove excess water from the area.
quickly do I have to take action after water damage or flooding?
When water damage occurs, fast action is
required to keep any property damage minimal. Mold can set in as early as 24
hours after the water damage has occurred, so it’s vital to take fast action
and ventilate the affected area. Using air flow aids, also known as drying fans
and dehumidifiers, can help reduce any water damage your property has
air flow aids and dehumidifiers
Air flow aids are among one of the most
effective ways to eliminate moisture remnants as quickly as possible from
saturated walls and floors and any soaked articles. The science behind using an
air flow fan is quite simple. The air from the fan blows away the humidity-laden
air, and allows it to be replaced with dry air. The more air that circulates
the better. Dry air has the ability to absorb excess moisture in the process of
being blown away by the drying fan, therefore assisting in the process of
removing moisture from the air. Once the drying fan has extracted all of the
moisture from the floors, ceilings and drywall, the dehumidifier can be put to
The dehumidifier will pick up any excess
moisture in the air and remove it. Dehumidifiers are an important step in
ensuring any excess water has been removed. Even if you can no longer see any
water, it doesn’t mean it isn’t present. The dehumidifier assists in condensing
the water vapor in the air and collecting the condensed water in a basin.
Additionally, the reduction in water vapor will promote the evaporation
process, in order to assist in removing any moisture in the air.
While using air flow aids and dehumidifiers
as a way to ventilate the affected area, it’s important to note that problems
can occur if you have too much or too little air movement and not enough
dehumidification. The same can be said for the reverse situation when you have
too much dehumidification. In order for
water damage to be properly taken care of, it’s important to contact a professional
property restoration team to ensure the main source of water has been properly
looked after, allowing a professional to evaluate and manage your situation.
Our expertly-trained technicians and inspectors will immediately respond to
water damage emergencies on your property. We will develop a recovery plan,
then reconstruct and restore your property back to its pre-flood condition.
long does it take for my carpeted floor to dry out after a flood?
Experiencing water damage can be an overwhelming process from the moment flooding occurs to days after the flood has taken place. Water damage can have serious effects on your property and belongings. When it comes to water damage, there are multiple factors when determining how long it will take to get your property back to its pre-loss condition. If water damage has occurred over a carpeted area, there are several aspects to consider when it comes to determining how fast your carpeted floor will take to dry out after a flood.
the substrate under the carpeted area
In order to facilitate with the drying
process, you first need to determine what the substrate is under the carpeted
areas of your home. The substrate’s material make-up will vary greatly when
determining how fast it responds to the introduction and removal of moisture.
you have a plywood substrate, you may experience swelling and distorting when
exposed to moisture. Once plywood has become wet, it’s important to remove the
moisture as soon as possible with the combination of a dehumidifier and a
drying fan which usually takes a minimum of three full days. Plywood is
extremely porous and has the ability to absorb water very fast, but on the
reverse side, plywood also has the ability to dry out fast. It’s important to
note that plywood subjected to moisture is at risk for mold growth. You can
prevent this risk by taking immediate action at the first sign of any moisture.
strand board substrate
Similar to plywood, orientated strand board
(OSB), is vulnerable to moisture and can become damaged very easily by
prolonged water damage. OSB can lose its strength and will warp, however it is
not as sensitive to small amounts of water and will absorb water slowly. If
your OSB substrate has been badly damaged by water exposure, it’s best to have
Concrete can vary greatly in porosity due
to the materials used and whether any finishes or sealants have been applied to
the concrete. In most cases, when concrete gets wet, it can be recovered as
long as you have a restoration company deal with the moisture right away. Unlike plywood or OSB, concrete is not at
risk for mold growth, however it can be at risk for stress cracks which are
difficult to dry out. In order to properly dry out concrete, you will require
normal drying procedures put into place with dehumidification and drying fans.
the carpet padding still in place?
Your carpet padding can be restored if it
has been wet from clean water for less than 48 hours, however if you notice
your substrate such as plywood, OSB, or concrete is wet, your carpet padding
should be removed and thrown out. Additionally, if your carpet padding has been
exposed to dirty water, it should also be removed and discarded.
If you notice only a small area of your carpeted
floor has water damage, you can cut away the wet padding from that area. It’s
important to note that you should not replace your carpet padding until the
subfloor is completely dry.
Action after Flooding
Regardless of the type of substrate beneath
the carpeted area, you should still take immediate action to ensure any water
damage has been properly dealt with. Contact your Property Restoration Experts
to respond to any water damage, and restore your property back to its pre-flood
When it comes to property restoration, many services require painting. Whether it’s adding the finishing touches to drywall, or it’s painting the entire exterior of your home, it’s always important to use high quality paint, no matter what the project is. The right paint, the right prep work and the right painters can all affect the outcome of your restoration project.
High quality paint is essential when
it comes to keeping your property looking premium. Paint serves as a coating of
protection against any weathering or dirt and dust, and high quality paint will
actually last for a longer period of time. Choosing the right paint is key to
getting the job done properly.
most important aspect of high quality paint is that it will last longer. It provides high-performance coverage that lasts longer as
opposed to a cheaper paint. Using high quality paint will ensure your interior
and exterior walls look good while lasting longer, and will hold up against any
regular weathering from Calgary’s variable seasons.
the Most out of One Can
In addition to lasting longer, high quality paint doesn’t require as many coats, which means you won’t need as many cans of paint for your project. Premium brands like Cloverdale, make the most out of a one-coat paint application with their advanced formulas.
quality paint is built to endure. It will show less wear and tear over time
because it has the capability to resist dirt and dust. Exterior paints can also
protect from any potential water damage to your property in all types of
Whether you are painting the interior or the exterior of your property, surface preparation is key. Before any paint is applied it’s important to inspect your surfaces. Ensure your surface is dust-free by removing any loose material through the process of power washing or using a wire brush. Additionally, taking the time to smooth out any rough areas or patch up holes will make the application of your paint smoother. Following these simple preparation tips will prevent fewer touch-ups and maintenance down the road.
Paint quality matters when it comes to painting your property. At Streamside we understand the value of high quality paint and we work with the best products to meet your budget and provide the best. Quality workmanship is the foundation of our culture and that’s why we do it right the first time. Click here to book a free consultation and get a free estimate.