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SERVPRO Helps Portsmouth Properties Recover from Flood Damage

3/4/2021 (Permalink)

storm damaged home Storms may cause flooding I the end. If so, SERVPRO is the team to call for storm restoration service for your property.

Portsmouth Property Owners Trust SERVPRO To Remove Flood Damage 

One significant contributing factor to the outcome of water damage cleanup in a home is the building envelope. If the envelope is not adequate, the weather outside can affect the drying of the interior. 

What is a Building Envelope?

When SERVPRO handles flood damage in Portsmouth properties, a term homeowners may hear is "building envelope." This term refers to the elements that separate the interior from the exterior and control the climate within the property, including: 

  • Roofs
  • Ceilings
  • Walls
  • Foundation
  • Windows

When SERVPRO techs are calculating the drying time, one of the many factors that have a bearing on the amount of time needed is how well the envelope stops humidity from coming into the home. When drying a structure affected by floodwater, limiting the influence of weather conditions outside the home is crucial. 

Because no structure can be airtight, the IICRC breaks the envelope description down into the three main types: loose, moderate, and tight. Tight is the best at keeping exterior weather conditions out of the home, and a loose envelope can have a direct bearing on drying times within a property. 

SERVPRO of The Seacoast, SERVPRO of Dover-Rochester, and SERVPRO of Durham at (603) 433-4300  supports the local Portsmouth area with flood damage cleanup.

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