Step 4: Drying and Dehumidification
Our Water Damage Restoration Process
Once the excess water has been removed, using extraction the floors and walls may appear dry and even feel dry with the touch of your hand. But a quick inspection will reveal they are still wet. 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 and microbial growth damage if not properly dealt with. SERVPRO of North portland/ West Hawthrone technicians set up drying equipment aimed to remove excess moisture in materials and the air using dehumidification and circulate hot dry air with large industrial size air movers.
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.