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Flood Damage Restoration In Haddon Heights

3/21/2020 (Permalink)

flooding in home “Like it never even happened.”

Flood Damage Restoration In Haddon Heights Can Involve Removing Different Types Of Moisture

During the late winter and early spring seasons in Haddon Heights, the combination of snow and variable temperatures can cause problems with your roof. An ice dam is a type of flood damage that can happen to houses that receive significant amounts of snowfall. What occurs is when part of your roof warms up the snow melts, but the edges of it do not; a dam can form and keep the moisture from running off.

An ice dam can cause moisture to back up and saturate your roofing materials. Once your roof starts leaking, flood damage inside your Haddon Heights residence can take place. Once your shingles get saturated, water can get beneath them and flow to your other building materials and structural components. As time goes on, the H2O can eventually find its way into the interior of your home.

Once your building materials and contents get wet, it is wise to call in a professional restoration company such as SERVPRO. We can use extraction and drying procedures to help you return your home to its preloss state, “Like it never even happened.” When items inside your home get wet, moisture can be easy or difficult to remove, depending on how it is contained within the material. The form of the moisture inside a substance is described as either free, surface or bound water.

Surface Water
This is the moisture that lies on top of the surface of an item, and it is the type that is dealt with first. The majority of the surface moisture gets vacuumed up by our SERVPRO technicians during the extraction process, and then the rest of it quickly dries once the air circulation created by air movers hit it.

Free Water
The term "free" describes the moisture that is absorbed by a material and has not yet chemically bonded with the molecules of the substance. This kind of H2O starts evaporating when the airflow from the air movers is directed across the surface of the wet item.

Bound Water
Moisture is considered "bound" when it has chemically bonded with a material. The only way to remove bound H2O is to heat the wet material.

If you ever notice wet items in your house after an ice dam cause moisture to enter, call SERVPRO of Haddon Heights / Voorhees at (856) 566-3388 24 hours a day.

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