Step 4: Drying and Dehumidification
Our Water Damage Restoration Process
The Science of Drying
Did you know that there is actually a science behind the entire drying process?
Knowledge of psychrometry is essential in restoring a water damaged structure to its preloss condition. Psychrometry is the study of the air and its properties. SERVPRO® of Panthersville Technicians measure the properties of temperature, humidity, vapor pressure, and dew point to evaluate air conditions and determine whether these conditions are conducive for drying wet building materials. Otherwise, our Technicians who are highly trained individuals comply with the industry approved standards to intervene and prevent further damages to materials. SERVPRO® of Panthersville Technicians also evaluate how these properties of air relate to the effects that moisture has on various structural materials and contents. Our Production Technicians use state-of-the-art monitoring equipment, and they thoroughly understand that water damages materials in the following two ways:
- From absorption of water in direct contact with materials and
- From absorption of excessive moisture in the air
Therefore, our Production Technicians measure the moisture level of the air to analyze the drying process.
SERVPRO® of Panthersville Technicians will complete the following tasks:
- Inspect the building to detect all wet components to prevent secondary damages from happening to the affected areas.
- Measure how much moisture is in the wet materials and monitor if the materials are drying properly.
- Speed up Mother Nature by using professional drying equipment.
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.