Multiple drying methodologies can be used to remove excessive moisture content from the property. Structural drying is performed without removing much of the property’s contents. A combination of extraction, dehumidification and evaporation techniques are used to dry the structure. Trained professionals with experience in psychometry and drying methodologies usually perform this process.
There are several variables that impact the drying process. The rate at which the floor will dry if saturated depends on the saturation levels. The porosity of the material also impacts the drying process. If the material has a higher porosity level, more moisture will be retained. The level of humidity in the affected area also impacts the drying rate. The humidity levels combined with the material type together have a significant effect on the drying process.
Understanding The Entire Drying Process
The initial process requires removing the water from the affected surface. The humidity levels should be controlled using dehumidifiers. The material must also be taken into consideration. How the moisture content settles into the material and its porosity must all be taken into account to determine. The surface, air and materials must all be factored into the structural drying process.
1. Identify the affected areas
2. Evaluate the water damage
3. Clean up the affected area
4. Monitor the drying process
Various Techniques Used During The Drying Process
Dehumidifiers and fans are used to remove the excess water from the room. Dehumidifiers can be used to remove the moisture from the air. One of the newest methods often used in moisture removal is controlled high heat. Controlled high heat method is performed at 100 degrees Fahrenheit. At this temperature, the furnishings in the property are protected.
Additional Tools And Equipment Used In The Drying Process
• Thermal energy systems
• Positive and negative pressure systems
• Desiccant dehumidifiers
What Are The Benefits of Structural Drying?
The structural drying process can save time. If there has been any delay, it’s essential that professional structural drying methods are used to expedite the recovery process. The restoration techniques used also save money. Removing the water promptly from the structure reduces chances of having to complete numerous repairs or replace contents from the property. Thorough drying also creates conditions that eliminate chances of mildew and mold. Professionals can also guarantee that the space has been thoroughly dried.
When removing water from the property, timing is important. The first goal is to limit migration where water enters into other areas of the property. Once specialists are contacted, they will quickly arrive and assess the level of damage. All of the damp areas are classified and categorized in accordance to severity. Professional technicians focus on controlling humidity, temperature levels, and the airflow in the home. If contacted immediately, furnishings, flooring and structural damage can be avoided.
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