Applied Structure Drying and Dehumidification
After the excess water has been thoroughly removed from all the flooring, the structure drying begins. A properly planned building dry-out and dehumidification provides cost reduction, decreases the drying time, and reduces the potential of mold growth.
The results are simple: The building occupants return to their normal daily routine.
Structural Drying is very important in areas that you can’t see, like the cavities within the walls, are the areas that are more likely to mold or rot if the water is not removed and dried quickly. Even if the water appears only to be on the floor, the walls can quickly wick it up, which can lead to structural damage.
After location and evaluating the water damage on your structure, our trained technicians can begin the drying process. Of course, the first step is to stop the leaks that were found. Then using dryers, fans, and dehumidifiers the next step is to get the water to evaporate as quickly as possible.
If there is water intrusion into the walls, demolition might be necessary. The baseboards will possibly need to be removed to get air flow in contact with the porous structures in the wall cavities. If any insulation has gotten wet, this will have to be removed. Thus, the walls might be cut open for air movement or repair of the interior. The wall can be repaired and repainted after the area is dried out.
Your insurance company may or may not cover your water damage–it will depend on your policy. However, our members have plenty of experience dealing with insurance companies and will provide detailed reports for insurance claims, which includes written reports, digital photos and moisture readings from the equipment.