Step 4: Drying and Dehumidification
Our Water Damage Restoration Process
Effective Drying and Dehumidification for Optimal Restoration
While the excess water may have been removed, it's important to note that surfaces such as floors and walls may still feel dry to the touch but retain moisture. Most building materials, including wood, drywall, and flooring, are porous and prone to water retention. Failure to address this moisture can lead to material degradation, warping, and mold damage.
Drying and Dehumidification Process
Our team of professionals utilizes room measurements, temperature readings, and relative humidity assessments to determine the ideal combination of air movers and dehumidifiers. By carefully monitoring the progress with moisture meters, we ensure that materials reach acceptable drying goals.
Utilizing Dehumidification Equipment
We employ industrial-grade dehumidifiers to prevent secondary water damage, such as floor swelling, wall warping, and furniture deterioration. These powerful devices effectively extract excess moisture from the air.
Monitoring the Drying Process
To track the drying progress, we regularly check moisture levels in floors and walls. This allows us to ensure that the drying process is advancing as expected.
Advanced Drying Equipment
Our arsenal includes high-speed air movers that create airflow across walls, carpets, pads, and furniture. This accelerated airflow promotes faster evaporation of moisture, expediting the drying process.
At SERVPRO®, we employ efficient drying and dehumidification techniques to restore your home or business to its pre-damage condition. Our careful monitoring and advanced equipment ensure effective moisture removal and minimize the risk of further damage.
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.