Step 4: Drying and Dehumidification
Our Water Damage Restoration Process
The Water is Gone, Now What?
After the water is removed the next step in the water restoration process is drying and dehumidification.
Having water removed from the property is a huge step, but that is not where the job stops. Lurking in floor material and behind walls are high levels of moisture. Some of this material is obviously wet — touching this material makes this obvious. Other aspects of the damage is hidden. Building materials like wood, drywall and various flooring are surprisingly absorbent. Over time these materials will fester with mold and begin the decomposition process.
Our dehumidifiers will help prevent secondary damage to contents and our commercial grade air-movers will dry the walls and flooring material. This process after water damage has occurred is critical in the water damage restoration process and we have all the proper equipment needed to make it happen in a timely manner.
Drying / Dehumidification
Our Professionals will use room measurements, temperature, and relative humidity to determine the optimal number of air movers and dehumidifiers to dry your home or business. We’ll carefully monitor the progress using moisture meters until the materials return to acceptable drying goals.
- Use Dehumidification Equipment
- Use Monitoring Equipment to Track Progress
Monitor Floor and Walls
We check the moisture levels to monitor the drying process.
- Monitor Floors
- Monitor Walls
- Industrial-grade dehumidifiers help prevent secondary water damage like swelling and warping of floors, walls, and furniture.
- High-speed air movers create airflow across walls, carpets, pads, and furniture, which accelerates the evaporation of moisture.