Water damage NYC
STRUCTURE DRYING/WATER LOSS
Did you know that structure drying involves a number of steps? Removing water inside your home or building is a task that can be challenging or cumbersome. Most people whose homes have been ravaged by serious water intrusion need experts to extract water and effectively dry the affected indoor space and all furniture in it.Structure drying starts with removal or extraction of water. This is an important step, especially when water is contained within an enclosed space (e.g. basement) with little or no chance of draining. Water should be pumped out of the area.
Though largely helpful, water extraction is not enough to keep the structural integrity of the affected area. Remaining moisture will raise indoor humidity and cause further problems. One particular problem is growth of fungi and mold, which cause deterioration of wood, so wet walls and furniture are at risk of rotting. For this reason, it is necessary to dry all materials and all areas affected by water.
Mold contamination can occur in moist indoor environments after two days. Mold can coat walls and ceilings and make your indoor air an unhealthy place.Drying moist surfaces can be successfully achieved through a combination of air flow and de-humidifcation. This is accompanied by raising ambient temperatures to facilitate faster drying.
If your house or property has been affected by a recent flood or severe water leak, contact us.
You may think the air inside your house is clean, but studies have suggested that the air you breathe indoors may be 6 times more polluted than the air outdoors. An indoor environment does not have sufficient circulation mechanism that distributes and diffuses contaminants. Because we choose to seal our homes for energy efficiency, we often build a contained indoor environment and discourage exchange of outdoor and indoor air. In other words, contaminants indoors never find their way out, unless we purify our indoor air.
Indoor air pollutants can come as particulates—dust, pollen, dander, smoke, and aerosol. They can also come as floating microorganisms, such as bacteria, viruses, dust mites, and mold spores. Other pollutants are gaseous in nature, and these are generated by smoking or cooking. Cleaning products may release vapors and fumes that diffuse inside an enclosed space. Indoor air pollutants may be benign, disgusting, or hazardous.
It is the irksome and hazardous air pollutants that compel a lot of homeowners to install indoor air purifiers. After all, we all want to live in a healthy environment. We don’t want to inhale dirty air. We don’t want to suffer from allergies and respiratory diseases.
Air purifiers can be installed as a separate device or it can be installed right in the heating and cooling system, actively filtering passing air and releasing clean air into the house or the building. Air Purifiers come as a portable device or a unit that can be installed in your HVAC system or as a simple plug- in appliance.
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