Step 4: Drying and Dehumidification
Our Water Damage Restoration Process
Once the excess water has been removed, the drying process begins. The floors and walls may appear dry, but after quick inspection they will reveal they are 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 infestation which is why the drying process is vitally important to reducing the restoration time and cost.
SERVPRO of Spencer & Iowa Great Lakes has the right equipment to make any job, large or small, dry quickly and properly. From a standard dehumidifier to our large loss desiccant, we truly have what it takes to return your home or business back "Like it never even happened."
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.