Step 4: Drying and Dehumidification
Our Water Damage Restoration Process
Once the excess water has been removed, the floors and walls may appear dry, but a quick inspection will reveal they are still wet to the touch. Nearly all building materials, like wood, drywall, and flooring materials, are porous and therefore retain water. This retained water can cause the materials to break down, warp, or cause mold damage. Trapped water stuck behind the wall needs to be addressed as well.
Our noisy drying equipment is a necessary evil, think of our commercial drying equipment in the same manner as a professional hairdryer… it is hot and loud while on but the only way to get beautiful and professional results! Be sure to listen to our technician's instructions regarding keeping all equipment running, not opening windows, etc., so that you will achieve optimal results in the fastest time to get everything back to normal ASAP.
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.