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Professional Tips for Drying Flooded Minneapolis Homes

12/3/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO equipment drying water damaged bedroom Floodwaters damaged this home. We used air movers to blow warm air over the wet structure.

How Portable Heaters Help Minneapolis Homes After Flooding  

There is no mistaking the cold realities of winter coming to Minneapolis. When circumstances get met for flooding and other natural disasters during these already challenging months of the year, added steps must be included to ensure the safety of those affected by both flooding and steep temperature drops. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster. We take the information we get and arrive with equipment to help reduce these threats.  

Heating might not seem like a vital element to the restoration process. Still, for both the flood damage in Minneapolis homes and the environment where the restoration work must get completed, our application of heating units can make a substantial difference. Our SERVPRO team has many portable units that can help to have a positive effect on damaged area homes, regardless of the severity of the falling winter temperatures outside. There are several areas where portable electric heaters can help homeowners, the property, and the restoration process after a flood.  

Flooding can have a direct effect on available power or utility use. Even if you do not use electric heating in your home, you might not have safe and reliable access to continue the use of your furnace. Portable electric heaters do not always require access to power from the damaged residence but can use electricity from our trailered generator brought to the job site. These can help to add warmth to areas in the house that have lost it, not just to work zones when needed.  

Direct application of heat to saturated elements can evaporate moisture more quickly. Our technicians work to maneuver these heating elements to new positions multiple times throughout the drying process, as there are risks to this approach if left in one location for too long. With continual monitoring practices for drying processes, we can determine this risk of damage and move heating units frequently to maximize results.  

Flooding does not always leave several inches of standing water, but it can threaten your home through oversaturation and similar threats. Electric portable heating can help to both make the drying process more efficient, but also make technicians and occupants of the house more comfortable through the restoration as well. Give our SERVPRO of Minnetonka team a call today at (952) 473-4837. 

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