Jun 16

How to Dry a Water-Damaged Home

Once water or a flood has damaged your property, you are urged to immediately call a trained professional to have it inspected and repaired.  Despite the number of drying tools that you have, never forget that using an ordinary fan can take longer to dry out your water-damaged area than using a high-volume fan and dehumidifiers. So upon removing affected materials, here are techniques that can be utilized.

  1. Intra-Wall Drying

This method is ideal for drying the insides of your walls, without having to remove the drywall itself. You will be required to have the baseboards removed, as small holes are drilled through the drywall at the base. Air is then pushed into the cavity behind, allowing for a faster drying time. This is also effective for insulation, eliminating the need to remove the drywall. 

  1. Rescue Mat Systems

Through this water extraction machine, water can be mitigated from a number of flooring materials, leaving the subfloors and pads slightly moist but not wet. It is known and considered more effective and efficient in lowering humidity than most vacuum units.  

  1. Dehumidifiers

This machine can effectively eliminate moisture from the air and materials in the surrounding space.  It can also cover a larger area compared to fans, making them ideal to be used in larger areas. 

  1.  Desiccants.

These dehumidifiers are used by water damage restoration experts to release dry, warm in high humidity conditions to eliminate the moisture from the air. The process is done with the help of silica gel to absorb the water particles in the air. 

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