Our expert team at Blue Chip has vast experience in cleaning up, repairing, and restoring water damaged properties back to their original conditions which were previously damaged by water or flooding. In 2017 our company was recognized with the Best Water Damage Restoration Award as one of the top companies in Nashville and the U.S. If you have sustained water damage from a hurricane, tornado, flood, interior plumbing leak or a poorly constructed building, call us. Our water damage team is available across Middle Tennessee 24 hours a day.
We all remember the flood of 2010, which devastated our city. It does not require a flood of that magnitude to do significant damage to a property. Water damage can result from a very slow faucet leak or even a hot water heater leak.
The first step to take when you have identified damage to your home or business is to call a professional fire and water damage restoration company.
After receiving your call, Blue Chip Restoration will visit the property and stop the flow of water into the structure or contain the water, if applicable.
Blue Chip Restoration will then assess the extent of the emergency.
Next, utilizing specialized equipment and instruments, our restoration team will determine moisture levels in the air, on surface materials and sub-surface materials and create a detailed drying plan to safely remove moisture as quickly and economically as possible.
Eliminating water from a property is performed in multiple ways. The goal is to dry the damaged areas as quickly as possible to limit damage and reduce the likelihood of mold growth. There are several benefits to rapid structural drying. Having significant experience in drying techniques coupled with having effective equipment result in a successful outcome.
Removal of water in the liquid state is 500 times more efficient than changing liquid to vapor with air movers and removing the vapor with dehumidification. Specialty tools and extraction equipment have been designed to remove the maximum amount of water out of carpets and cushions such as the Hydro-X Extreme. Removing carpet cushion may not be necessary using rapid structural drying techniques.
After the water has been physically extracted and removed, the remaining water must be evaporated using high-velocity air. Increased airflow evaporates the water from the wet structural materials much more rapidly.
Dehumidifiers are used to take the excessive moisture being put into the air from the air movers and remove it from structure. Without dehumidifiers, hygroscopic materials would absorb moisture out of the air and become damaged, drying would be delayed, and mold growth could occur. By utilizing low-grain refrigerant dehumidifiers we can remove much more moisture from the affected area than ever before.
Maintaining proper temperature is critical in drying a structure quickly. Warm air holds more moisture than cool air; therefore, warm air will increase the rate of evaporation. Usually within the first 24 to 48 hours, because of the cooling effect of moisture evaporating from materials, temperatures are easily maintained. Keeping the temperature of the affected area between 80°–90° for the first 36–48 hours can assist drying enormously. Drying chambers can be utilized to contain the warmer temperatures to the affected area.