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

Drying Equipment

  • 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.

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