Step 4: Drying and Dehumidification
Our Water Damage Restoration Process
The Heart of Water Restoration for Danbury Homes is Drying
Several steps, machines, and products all play a role in the sufficient drying of a Danbury property. Many of our technicians have fundamental certifications in water restoration to offer customers an immediate, confident response when drying is necessary. Because of how general of a term drying has become, considering all of the individual tasks that fall under this heading, it is one of the more extended portions of our recovery process to bringing a property back to its original condition.
When the drying phase begins in a Danbury residence, our technicians must address saturation and lingering surface moisture on flooring, ceilings, walls, and contents of your property. Our team can monitor the progress of drying these structural elements with:
• Infrared imagery
• Surface moisture meters
• Penetrating moisture detectors
Drying is a Science for Your Home or Business
Part of the training and education that our SERVPRO technicians receive when obtaining their water restoration certification is understanding the sciences of drying. In many ways, the entire process comes down to a balance of three factors:
An appropriate balance of these three elements can offer the most efficient and direct approach to reaching established moisture baselines in the residence when our team arrives. There are specific tools like our air movers, dehumidifiers, and portable electric heaters that can all work together to help establish the ideal blend of these critical factors.
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.