Water damage is caused by several means both internal (a pipe break) and external (rising water during a floor. The most important goals are twofold: get the structure dry, and get it done as quickly as possible.
Water damages are classed by the source of the water at hand. A fresh water pipe break for example is not handled the same way as a sewerage backup. Each requires a solution based on the type of water. The reason the timing of getting to the restoration is so important is that the longer a building material is wet (drywall for instance) the more likely those components will have to be replaced.
Mold is on everyone’s mind these days, and the longer water remains on building materials, the more likely mold is to develop.
There are specific methods for drying a structure, and contents.
These methods include:
#1 – Extracting as much water as possible. This is as important in drying as any other. The ability of a well extracted floor will hasten the drying process.
#2 – Using psychometric tool, like hygrometers to measure the moisture content of the different building materials (flooring, drywall, wallboard) and to measure the daily progress the drying process is making.
#3- The use of air movers. Air moving across a materials surface will cause that material to dry.
#5- The use of dehumidifiers. These units lower the humidity in a structure, and enable the wet materials to give up moisture.
There are several other specific methods for dealing with water damaged structures.
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