Drying & Dehumidification
Pivotal Role in Restoration
Drying and dehumidification are required for water damage and fire damage restoration efforts. This step in our restoration process assists us in drying out materials impacted by moisture and keeping the moisture out of the air. Once our team is able to remove moisture from the area, we can begin removing damaged materials and restoring your home. The drying process will vary on several different factors. No matter the situation, our team will set up the equipment in the most efficient way possible. By setting up fans and dehumidifiers in the right places, we can minimize the drying time.
Water and Fire Damage Restoration
The Importance of Drying & Dehumidification
Water and fire damage restoration efforts require drying and dehumidification. Moisture from a pipe bursting or a heavy rainfall can soak into porous materials such as carpets, fabrics, brick, and wood. Once these materials contain moisture, they act as harbors for mold and mildew spores. Mold spores thrive in damp, humid environments, so a recent flood would make your home the perfect place to grow.
With fire, water damage is almost always guaranteed because of the water used by the firefighters. They’ll do everything they can to stop the fire, which includes spraying water into your home. Depending on the weather and the extent of the fire, rain could cause water damage if parts of your home are exposed to the outside elements. Not to mention, the fire may have busted pipes in your home causing even more water damage.
Drying and Dehumidification Process
A Trusted Procedure
Our four-step drying and dehumidification process will help you return your home to normal. The process we have used for years is industry-standard and provides results in the time you want.
All of our services start with a thorough inspection to determine the extent of the damage. An experienced technician will identify the source of the water, if not obvious, determine how bad the damage is, and provide an outline for the work that is needed.
2. Eliminate the Source of the Water
Water from a storm or heavy rain will not see this step. However, for those who are not sure where the water is coming from, our technicians will address that issue first. We are unable to solve the water damage problem unless the cause is eliminated. The problem could be related to a leaky pipe or a roof leak. No matter what it is, our team will provide the solution.
3. Remove Water
If there is any standing water, it must be removed before we start the drying and dehumidification process. We remove standing water through absorption, draining, pumping, or even vacuuming. We’ll determine which method is the best based on your situation.
4. Drying and Dehumidification
Of course, the final step in this process is bringing in fans and dehumidifiers to remove any excess moisture from porous materials. We are sure to place these pieces of equipment in the right places to make them as efficient and effective as possible.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long does drying take?
Drying affected materials can take anywhere from three days to a week. It varies on the extent and severity of the water damage.
How does dehumidification help the process?
Dehumidification helps by pulling excess moisture out of the air. With less moisture in the air, the materials can dry out faster. Pairing dehumidifiers with large fans is the best method.
Can water used to put out my home's fire damage my home?
Yes! Most fire damage is paired with water damage because of the amount used to put out the initial flames. This pairing of damage can be detrimental to properties. Our team is able to handle all types of damage no matter if it’s just fire damage or water damage, or both. Our team is comprised of experts who know how to restore homes from all types of damage.