Step 4: Drying and Dehumidification
Our Water Damage Restoration Process
Once we’ve removed the excess water the floors and walls may appear dry. That’s not the case. If you do a quick inspection you’ll see that even after extraction of hundreds or thousands of gallons of water your floors and walls will still be wet to the touch. Here’s why. Nearly all building materials (wood, drywall, flooring materials) are porous. Water gets into porous materials and, once inside, the water’s hard to remove. The best water extraction equipment cannot get rid of all the moisture in floors and walls that have been soaked in water. This retained water can cause the materials in your floors and walls to break down, warp, swell or suffer mold damage. Drying and dehumidification are a critical next step.
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.