Step 4: Drying and Dehumidification
Our Water Damage Restoration Process
Even though the water has been extracted, we’re still not quite done. A surface may appear dry, but it’s still wet to the touch upon further inspection. Almost all building materials and flooring are porous and retain water. It’s important to get these materials dry, because they can break down, warp, and potentially mold. We will use two pieces of equipment: air movers and dehumidifiers. Air movers are like a special fan that moves air along the surface. We’ll place them in strategic places around the affected areas to make sure to get every inch dry. Dehumidifiers remove the residual moisture in the air to lower the humidity of the room. They draw in the cool, moist air and replace it with warm, dry air – that gets your property dry fast.
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.