Step 4: Drying and Dehumidification
Our Water Damage Restoration Process
Once the water is removed the next step in the water restoration process is drying and dehumidification.
At this point in the process the bulk of water is already removed, there is no standing water anymore, our pumping units have already taken care of that. But, in another way, the work has only begun. Water still plagues the property and needs to be removed, we do this in several ways:
First, our carpet cleaning machines are able to remove the water from flooring and carpeting that the pumps left behind.
Second, we use moisture meters to understand the state of moisture hidden beneath the surface of the walls. This helps us identify problem areas and next steps.
And finally, we put our air movers to work to dry-out hidden spaces.
In all this we're working against the clock to dry a home, before damage increases and the scope of the work needed is greater.
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.