Step 4: Drying and Dehumidification
Our Water Damage Restoration Process
Once we’ve removed the excess water, the floors and walls may appear dry, but they’re not. Even after SERVPRO of West Hartford has extracted hundreds or thousands of gallons of water, your floors and walls will still be wet to the touch. Nearly all building materials—such as wood, drywall and flooring materials—are porous, so they hold onto water. Even the best water extraction equipment cannot remove all the moisture in floors and walls that have been soaked in water—and this retained water can cause your floors and walls to break down, warp, swell or suffer mold damage. That’s why SERVPRO of West Hartford moves on to the next step, drying and dehumidification.
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.