After a flood hits, it’s essential to dry water-damaged properties and contents as soon as possible. In the past, water damage restoration contractors didn’t have a lot of options when it comes to performing water damage restoration. Equipment used to be limited in their availability, variety, efficiency, and effectiveness. They aren’t just slow but can also result in removing and discarding damaged contents. Of course, after all of the hassle of proper drying and cleaning, you still have to install new materials, paint, and other situations. The result is that there is a long period of disruption to the occupants of a property following a flood, and a lot of extra expenses for insurance companies. Thank goodness that today the technology of “drying” has improved by leaps and bounds. Thanks to modern equipment, we are now able to restore water damaged properties and contents with minimal intrusion and a lot more efficiently. Read on to learn more about advanced flood restoration techniques. Call Restoration Doctor today for mold remediation Davie residents rely on!
Latest Drying Technologies
Some of the drying technologies that Restoration utilizes are:
- LGR Dehumidifiers- With LGR Dehumidifiers, technicians are able to cut down on the relative humidity to as low as 10%. With these tools we can get rid of up to 16 gallons of water from the air every single day. Older dehumidifiers were only able to get the humidity down to 40%, which got rid of about five gallons of water every day. That’s about three times as much water that can be removed!
- Desiccants- Restoration professionals such as Restoration Doctor may sometimes turn to a desiccant humidifier when providing mold restoration Davie residents trust. Desiccants release very dry and warm air (5% relative humidity and 110 degrees F) into humid areas, eliminating moisture. They utilize silica gel to soak up humidity from the air, and can operate very effectively even when it’s below freezing.
Flood Restoration Techniques
- Intra-wall Drying- This technique assists the drying process inside of walls without getting rid of drywall. Through this process, baseboards are taken out, and small holes are drilled into the walls near the base. Technicians then push air into the cavity behind the wall, which reduces drying time for the wall dramatically. It can often take less than half of what it would take through this method versus other methods. The forced air approach also is good for certain types of insulation, which gets rid of the need to remove drywall in order to get access. This method is extremely effective when water damage comes from above the affected room, and often it can be the only way to save the walls of the affected area.
- Rescue Mat Systems- Now, powerful water extraction equipment has gotten much better at getting rid of moisture than the simple vacuum units of times past. Rescue mat systems can get rid of water from hardwood floors efficiently.
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Drying techniques have gotten much better from times past, enabling more effective flood restoration. Call Restoration Doctor today for mold remediation Davie residents rely on!