What is Structural Drying?
In its simplest terms, structural drying is the process wherein restoration companies utilize a strategy that saves time, money, and resources when it comes to drying a given space. Before structural drying, most afflicted areas were stripped off from floor to ceiling in order to remove the excess liquid that was left during the flooding. It is time-consuming because it takes time to remove all the damaged areas of your home and replace them with more durable material.
We know that flooding is a type of disaster one cannot control. Be it from the excessive downpour of rain or a broken pipe, we know that floods can generate numerous damages in your residential and commercial places. When water enters a building, it immediately soaks up anything it comes in contact with. Materials made out of paper, electrical wiring, and even the durability of your walls and floors are at stake when it comes to the destructive consequences left by flooding; and the majority of the time, these items and structures do find themselves under the mercy of the waves.
Dealing with the aftermath of a flood can range from being very simple to really complicated situations. Floods that do not even touch your ankles can be easily addressed with equipment that can be found in your home. Mops and rags will soak up and also dry the water that has entered the room; if you want the drying process to be quicker, you can use a floor or a ceiling fan to get the job done.
For floods that have left a bigger catastrophe, however, mops and electric fans might be too small to get the job done. When you are facing this situation, the best solution is to contact the professionals immediately so they can perform what is called structural drying.
Why choose CPR24 Restoration?
- It is important to understand that in a conditioned structure, drastic seasonal variations occur in the moisture content of structural materials and hidden spaces or voids are almost always present in structures. This is something substantial because drying goals must take into account the dry standard for structural materials based on moisture content at the time of the water loss and contractors must locate structural voids in order to determine if there are factors that will have an impact on drying. For this reason, CPR24 Restoration is considered a trusty contractor and very required for cleanliness levels.
- The heft of water in structural materials is generally held in horizontal surfaces (e.g., bottom plates, decking, subfloors, and joists).
Materials dry at a different rate depending on repletion levels and permeance or porosity. If the materials involve dimensional lumber that has absorbed water over time, drying will be gradual. But CPR24 Restoration is a contractor that cares during the evaporation phase that water vapor molecules to not increase and create high relative humidity situations that create accumulation, or condensation, on structural surfaces.
- Also, CPR24 Restoration is a company that has lots of tools to dry wet structural materials (e.g., LGR dehumidifiers, thermal energy systems, desiccant dehumidifiers, negative and positive pressure systems, etc.).