Step 4: Drying and Dehumidification
Our Water Damage Restoration Process
Once the excess water has been removed, we will thoroughly inspect your baseboards, sheetrock and other surfaces to determine if they were affected by the water damage. All building materials are porous and typically water wicks up from the floor to the baseboards and sheetrock.
Any materials that are wet, including those in adjacent rooms, will need to be removed in order to reduce the chance of mold growth and to ensure we completely dry your property.
Our teams utilize the latest technology to locate and document areas that are wet, and follow the science of drying to establish the process. Depending on the size and nature of the water damage, this could take as few as three days, or as many as seven for large losses.
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.