Step 4: Drying and Dehumidification
Our Water Damage Restoration Process
Quick Terms for Drying and Water Removal in Dallas and Richardson
- Dehumidifier. Commercial-grade equipment that pumps warm, dry air while removing moist air from an enclosed space. Helps to speed the drying process.
- Desiccant. Works similarly to a dehumidifier, but it is made for large, usually commercial spaces with thousands of square feet.
- Moisture Check. A daily check by our technicians where we inspect the effectiveness of our equipment and document moisture readings. This is an important part of our validation process and is turned into your insurance adjuster.
- See more Water Damage Restoration Process Terms here.
The Importance of Drying Out a Water Damage
The SERVPRO drying process has been perfected after decades of research. We use professional equipment to find wet spots, and we perform daily moisture checks to make sure our drying plan is effective.
- Drying after a flood prevents permanent damage and thus limits or avoids the need for demolition and reconstruction.
- Drying helps prevent mold growth.
Preventing Mold Growth After Water Damage
Mold after water damage can often be prevented, but usually occurs as a result of ineffective drying procedures. Once an environment becomes infested with mold, the total restoration cost goes up, and, depending on the size of the mold, may quality for jurisdiction under Texas Mold Law.
- Hire a water restoration company with proven results.
- Ask for your property’s drying plan and receive a copy of all moisture checks.
- Learn more about mold prevention here.
The Water Restoration Drying Process
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.