Water Damage: Things to Know About the Drying Process
If you happen to get water damage in your home or business you have probably had to get someone out there to dry it out and take care of the problem. have you ever wondered how the drying process works when this happens? Here are some tips on what we do here at SERVPRO of Hancock County to dry out your home or business from water damage.
After the water removal step, your floors and walls may look dry at first glance, but they are still wet to the touch. Most building materials, like drywall and wood, are porous and will retain significant water. The retained water will cause these materials to warp, swell, or break down and can also cause mold damage.
SERVPRO professionals will manipulate temperature and relative humidity to remove the remaining moisture. They use specialized equipment, including industrial air movers and dehumidifiers, to remove water retained by building materials and other hard-to-access moisture. They’ll carefully monitor the progress using moisture meters until the materials return to acceptable drying goals.
They also check the moisture levels to monitor the drying process.
If you get any type of water damage do not hesitate to call your local SERVPRO at 419-299-3774.