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Drying and Dehumidifying

Drying and Dehumidifying are Critical After Water Removal

When a home has experienced water damage, the first step is usually water damage inspection and assessment. In this step, the professionals will examine your home to determine the extent of the damage and how much work will go into the restoration process. The next step in the process is water removal. As the name suggests, it’s the process of removing the water and fixing the source of the damage in cases such as pipe leaks.

When these two steps are complete, water damage restoration contractors then move into the next steps in the process – drying and dehumidification. These 2 steps are vital to restoring your home to healthy living conditions.

After the water removal step, it is typical for your home to look dry. But it usually isn’t. There’ll still be many items that feel wet or contain some level of moisture. If you skip the water drying and dehumidification processes, these items may experience further damage, such as warping and breaking. That’s besides encouraging the growth of mold as mold grows and thrives in a moist environment. The result will be loss of property and the spread of mold that can cause health problems, including allergies and respiratory problems.

To prevent the outcomes outlined above, you have to dry and dehumidify your home and everything in it. To accomplish this, we use industrial-grade equipment and dehumidifiers. These tools enable us to dry out any remaining moisture content from places that we couldn’t access during the water extraction phase. It also helps us completely extract water from any wet items and sites where water should not be found. As a result of this process, we can prevent mold growth and structural damage where parts of your building’s structure, including your walls, were affected.

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How Do I Dry and Dehumidify My Home after a Water Damage Event?

As experts in water damage and restoration with many years of experience, we advise you to leave the drying and dehumidification processes to professional contractors. The process is so crucial that if you do not do an excellent job, your home will experience further damage and incur more costs down the road. While you might be able to pick up some tools and jump right into the action, only the professionals who have been able to assess the level of damage from the beginning will know how much work it will really take to dry out your home and properties. That's besides knowing and having the right tools for each aspect of the job. It's not only fans you need to restore your home to healthy living conditions. You also need a certain level of expertise and know-how. Remember, your health is crucial. Call Water Damage Restoration Heroes if your home or office has experienced water damage. After our assessment, we'll be able to tell how deep we will need to go to ensure your home is dry. In some cases, we might need to go as deep as conducting structural drying and dehumidification. In other instances, all we might need to do is remove standing water and dry out your belongings.

Drying vs. Dehumidifying – What's the Difference Between These Two Processes?

Drying is the process of removing water from any affected areas, while dehumidifying is all about controlling humidity so you can maintain good indoor air quality. Drying focuses on removing water from your belongings, while dehumidification focuses on removing excess moisture from the air. There are times when drying and dehumidifying need to go hand in hand because one without the other doesn't really work. If you only control humidity levels, you will not be able to remove the water from your belongings. Likewise, if you only dry without dehumidifying, there is a high risk of microbial growth due to dampness and humidity levels that are too high. This is why it's crucial to ensure that both processes go hand in hand, so building materials do not deteriorate or lose their shape or strength.

Why Do You Need to Call Professionals When You Have a Water Emergency?

There are many reasons why you need to call professionals. For one, restoring a water-damaged home or building to its pre-damaged state is hard work and can be tricky. If you don’t do an excellent job at it, your home will experience further damage.

Also, there are many factors to consider that you most likely might not have the training for. You have to understand the role that air temperature and relative humidity play in the process. You also have to consider your HVAC system and several other factors.

As stated above, the process of ensuring a dry home goes beyond blowing hot air on the affected areas in your home. This is irrespective of whether you are using your HVAC system or other machines designed for the process. The professionals are trained and understand everything needed to ensure that the drying and dehumidifying process is successful.

When you hire Water Damage Restoration Heroes, you can rest assured that we will restore your home to its pre-damaged condition with a safe environment and without any threats of further damage.

At Water Damage Restoration Heroes, our residential and commercial drying and dehumidifying services are impeccable. We employ the best equipment to do a fantastic job. These machines include but are not limited to air dryers, desiccant dehumidifiers, hopper dryers, dehumidifiers, and drying fans.

We monitor your walls, floors, and any other affected areas throughout the process. We do this to ensure you have a home ready for the cleaning process, which comes after the drying and dehumidifying process.

We are also very particular about structural drying because we know that whatever affects the structure of your building can result in structural failure or structural damage. So, if the structure of your home has absorbed water, you will need to act immediately to ensure that you prevent a building collapse.

The Drying and Dehumidification Processes

The exact drying and dehumidification processes will depend on your particular project and the prevalent weather conditions where you live. But the processes generally involve removing excess moisture from the air and materials you can access using an air mover or dehumidifier. From removing water from individual items, we will proceed to remove moisture from your property using industrial-strength drying fans and dehumidifiers.

Both steps speed up the drying process and prevent further damage due to excess humidity. The last step typically involves monitoring the materials in your home for residual dampness. While they might look dry at first glance, they can sometimes still retain some level of moisture. Monitoring will help you prevent mold growth as you will be able to spot damp materials and dry them before they have a chance to accommodate mold.

Have you recently had a water damage emergency? Do you want to dry your water-damaged home?

Our customers consider us (Water Damage Restoration Heroes) to be a top-notch water damage restoration company. Our services are second to none, and we use industrial-quality dehumidifiers and air movers to remove moisture content from your belongings and property. Our team of experts is on standby 24/7.

Do you need professional cleaners to help you sanitize your house or business?

Call us today at (877) 516-2977.

We have experts ready to attend to you 24/7. We also attend to emergencies. Our professionals will do everything necessary to ensure you have a healthy living space.

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