• September 26, 2022

How Professionals Do Advanced Drying Techniques

After a flood, it’s critical to dry water-damaged contents and properties as promptly as possible. In the past, water damage restoration contractors had few alternatives available to them when performing water damage restoration. Equipment was limited in its availability, variety, efficacy, and efficacy. It was not only slow but would also result in removing and discarding damaged contents. 

Subsequently, of course, it was essential to install new substances, paint, etc. The result was a lengthy period of disturbance to the occupants and extra expenses for insurance businesses. Today, however, the”science of drying” has enhanced appreciably. Due to modern equipment, we can fully restore water damaged possessions and materials with minimal intrusion.

Some of the latest drying technologies include:

  • LGR Dehumidifiers — Utilizing LGR Dehumidifiers, technicians can reduce the relative humidity to as low as 10%. These tools can remove up to 16 gallons of water in the air every day. Elderly dehumidifiers could reduce the humidity to just 40%, eliminating about 5 gallons of water daily. This disparity represents a huge improvement in efficacy, leading to faster drying times — 24 to 48 hours as opposed to four or more days with old equipment.
  • Desiccants — At the right setting, restoration professionals can turn to a desiccant dehumidifier. Desiccants release very dry and warm air (5% relative humidity and 110 degrees F) into humid areas, eliminating moisture. They use silica gel to absorb humidity in the air. Desiccants operate quite efficiently, even if the environment is under freezing.
  • Intra-wall Drying — This technique helps the drying process inside of walls without removing drywall. Within this procedure, baseboards are removed, and tiny holes have been drilled through walls near the bottom. Technicians then push air into the pit behind the wall. This dramatically reduces drying time for the wall, often to less than half of what it would take to wash it by additional procedures. The forced air approach also works for certain types of insulating material, again eliminating the need to eliminate drywall to acquire access. This system is especially appropriate when water damage arises from above the affected area. In many cases, it is the only means to efficiently save the walls.
  • Rescue Mat Systems — Today’s powerful water extraction equipment is a lot more effective at removing moisture than simple vacuum components, a common practice previously. Rescue mat systems may extract water from hardwood flooring economically, leaving the underlying mat somewhat moist but not wet.

Additional benefits of utilizing advanced drying tools

  • Lower costs — Wet carpet, pad, and gutters may frequently be completely restored and do not require replacement. This results in lower costs for the loss, and it enables the occupants to return to their normal lives much sooner with much less disturbance. Additionally, modern technology may prevent the costs related to older methods, like turning removing or back carpet; eliminating, discarding, and replacing the mat; replacing the new carpeting, or relaying the old.
  • Preventing mold –This helps alleviate potential health problems, such as respiratory distress and allergies, which fungal contamination may cause. Besides, mold may weaken structural substances, such as drywall and timber framing, to the point that they have to be replaced. Employing advanced dehumidification systems removes moisture and so helps prevent mold growth. With minimal or no moisture present, mold and mildew either don’t start or die very quickly. Find out more here.
  • Other benefits — of rapidly removing moisture comprise the prevention of irreversible swelling in porous materials, such as wood and paper; shrinkage in certain fabrics, such as upholstery and drapes; rust occurring on metals such as doorknobs and hinges and damage to electronic equipment that may occur with high levels of humidity.

Professional disaster restorers also have enhanced

Most importantly in a scenario dealing with water damage is the way effective professionals happen to be. That means your home will return to its initial condition more quickly, minimizing all associated costs and hassle.

For water damage caused by storms and flooding, as well as smoke, fire, and mold remediation solutions and any restoration services, call your local PuroClean office. Learn more right here.