Step 4: Drying and Dehumidification
Our Water Damage Restoration Process
Running Springs, CA Drying a Water Damaged Home or Business | SERVPRO of Big Bear / Lake Arrowhead / NE Rancho Cucamonga
Once the excess water has been removed, the floors and walls may appear dry, but a quick inspection will reveal they are wet to the touch. 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 damage. This is when we will bring in air movers and dehumidifiers to get the water out of the actual building materials. In a typical situation these machines will run for about 3 days and need to run continuously. We have specialty equipment that we use to dry inside walls and under wood flooring when the situation calls for us to try and 'save' these areas.
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.