Step 4: Drying and Dehumidification
Our Water Damage Restoration Process
Once the excess water has been removed from your residential home or commercial building, the floors and walls may appear dry, but a quick inspection will reveal they are wet to the touch. Nearly all building materials, like wood, drywall, and flooring materials, are porous and therefore retain water. This retained water can cause the materials to break down, warp, or cause mold damage. Due to the effect that water has on these porous materials, SERVPRO of Mercer and Lawrence Counties makes sure to dry the walls, floors and ceiling completely of any possible moisture. You can count on your local SERVPRO to take care of your New Wilmington, New Beaver, Ellport, and surrounding areas residential home and commercial business. If you have any questions or need immediate assistance, please give us a call at (724) 704-8939. We are happy and Here to Help!
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.