Using a box fan to dry structure?
Eventually, it will happen to almost all of us. A storm rips through the area, causing heavy rains and power outages. Since the sump pump has no power, the rain fills the pit and then overflows into your lower level.
Years ago, the lower level was the basement, where there was a cement floor, water heater and furnace, the old refrigerator, and a sanitary tub for the washing machine. But today, lower levels are now completely finished, with carpeting, drywall, electronics, furniture, exercise equipment, and etc.
Because of the storm, the carpeting got wet, and the water transferred over to the walls, getting them wet as well. You hope that putting a box fan down there to dry the carpeting and the walls will be good enough.
To prevent mold, all wet items (contents and structure) MUST be dried so mold will not grow/prosper. One or two box fans just aren’t enough to do the job properly.
At SERVPRO Bedford Park/Burbank, we use fans specifically designed to dry the structure with enough speed and power to help prevent mold growth. These fans, in conjunction with dehumidifiers, remove moisture from the structure and the air in the room to keep mold in check. Also, we have to get air movement inside wall cavities to prevent mold growing there.
When it comes to water damages in your castle, call the experts at SERVPRO Bedford Park/Burbank at 708-430-3600. We’ll set up an inspection, assess the damaged areas, and give you an estimate of the cost and time needed to make it "Like it never even happened.”