07 Jan Remove All Moisture with the Right Equipment
After removing the surface water during a home restoration project, the walls and floors often look dry to the homeowner. In reality, these surfaces typically retain a great deal of moisture because materials such as drywall and wood are porous. If they are not thoroughly and properly dried, these materials can warp, swell or break down. They may also become moldy, causing further damage to the home and property. For this reason, it is essential to complete the drying and dehumidification process to ensure all of the surfaces are thoroughly and properly dried.
Drying and Dehumidifying the Property
Thoroughly drying and dehumidifying the walls, floors and areas of the home requires knowing how to effectively manipulate temperature and relative humidity in order to remove the moisture that remains. Using specialized equipment, such as air movers and dehumidifiers, helps to remove the water that has been retained within the building materials and other areas that are difficult to access. Moisture meters help to monitor the progress of this process, thereby ensuring the materials reach the proper level of dryness to prevent damage and mold.
Choosing the Right Equipment for the Job
Two main tools are used when it comes to drying an area that has been exposed to excessive water. The first is the dehumidifier, which helps to prevent secondary water damage from occurring as a result of the swelling and warping of floors, furniture and walls. High-speed air movers, on the other hand, are used to create airflow. By increasing the airflow across the walls, floors, furniture, carpets, pads and other items, the process of evaporation is expedited. The more quickly the moisture is eliminated, the less likely the homeowner is to experience damage caused by the moisture.
If you need to purchase dehumidifiers, air movers and other equipment to get your restoration business started, Impact Restoration Supply offers the products you need at a reasonable price. Many products can even be purchased by the pallet, further helping to ensure you have enough of the products you need while helping you to save when you buy by the bulk.