Step 4: Drying and Dehumidification
Our Water Damage Restoration Process
Once the excess water has been removed, the next step is ensure that the property is completely dried and all moisture is removed. To the naked eye, the floors and walls may appear dry, but a quick physical inspection will reveal they are still wet to the touch. Nearly all building materials, like wood, drywall, and flooring materials, are porous and therefore retain water. This retained water can cause the materials to break down, warp, or cause mold damage. The highly trained professionals at SERVPRO have the necessary equipment and experience to dry and monitor to certify that every nook and cranny of your Warren, Niles, or Howland property is dried thoroughly, inside and out.
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.