When your home suffers from water damage, it is imperative that you have it dried and dehumidified as soon as possible. Extracting the water after a flooding event is the first of many steps in the water damage mitigation process. Standing water evaporates and quickly absorbs into porous surfaces or materials in the home. Without adequate attention and powerful technology, the absorbed moisture in your walls, flooring, and furniture could quickly produce mold and, over time, lead to health issues or structural failure. This is the reason why proper drying and dehumidification of a home after water damage is so crucial.
Professional Structural Drying
Proper structural drying is essential for protecting your home from significant damage. There could be water beneath the floor, in the ceiling, or inside of the walls. It might not be apparent but you can’t take any risk.
The result of failing to dry your home or improper drying can be devastating. The trapped water will continue to spread. This can eventually lead to damage in the kitchen, bathrooms, bedrooms, closets, or basement simply because the walls are all connected. Water may even start breaking down your home’s structure. Ceiling or walls could potentially collapse. Hardwood flooring might buckle and require replacement. The trapped water can also travel to the electrical systems in your home, putting you at risk for a fire.
Xtreme Home Improvement uses several advanced methods to check your home’s structure and we have tools to measure moisture levels. We can spot the absorbed water and dry the affected areas to prevent the problem from getting worse.
The Drying and Dehumidification Process
Upon arriving at your home, we will immediately assess the damage and design a plan of action that minimizes risk. Our proven process will eliminate immediate threats caused by water intrusion and prevent potential damages in the future, so that you and your family can live in a safe environment.
When our technicians detect moisture in the walls and other areas of the home, they will set the stage for advanced drying and dehumidifying. They will first locate the area where moisture is present and then remove any items that have been impacted by the moisture. If there is upholstered furniture in the area where the water damage has occurred, it will have to be removed and dried properly to prevent the growth of mold.
After the furniture has been removed, we will place industrial grade driers around the affected area. These large, powerful fans will throw air on parts of the home that have absorbed water. These strong fans expedite the process of evaporation.
As the powerful equipment dries your home, the water that is being removed from the walls and other surfaces will enter the air. Advanced dehumidifiers remove this water from the air using a special fan. The moisture is drawn in with cooled coils that are built to attract water. All the water drops into a reservoir from the coils and is stored there. The operator can empty this reservoir or attachments can be used to directly funnel the water out the house.
During the remediation process, a restoration technician will use a moisture detector to measure the level of moisture in the affected areas. Any adjustments that are required to promote the drying process, can be easily performed. Once your home has been completely dried and our professionals have dealt with the damage, they will move personal possessions and dry furniture back into the home.
Call the Experts for Drying and Dehumidifying
The water damage restoration experts at Xtreme Home Improvement can properly dry your house after water damage. Find out what we can do for your property when keeping excess moisture from being a burden in your home. Contact us for an estimate or if you need immediate emergency services, we will arrive at your residence with all the required equipment to complete the drying and dehumidifying process.