Step 4: Drying and Dehumidification
Our Water Damage Restoration Process
Step 4 – Dehumidifying and Drying the Home
After extracting the excess/standing water, our highly trained crew will set specialized equipment to dry all areas of the home, even the hard to reach areas. This includes air movers, dehumidification devices, and other similar kinds of equipment. If some things are taking longer to dry, or we determine that they are ruined or cannot be restored, it is best to be openly prepared for the removal of baseboards, partial or full drywall removal, and/or removal of carpet/pad/flooring. This is nothing to panic over, it is a normal part of the process and sometimes must be done to prevent a future problem, such as growth of molds or bacteria.
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.