A flood, burst pipe, or a leaky roof can result in serious water damage to the structure of your business or home. If you want to avoid waste of time and money by reducing damage to your property and avoiding the resulting repairs, you need rapid structural drying. The professionals at CPR24 Restoration arrive at your door quickly, providing the necessary service, and get your property back on track as soon as possible.
After flood damage and water extraction, you have to make structural drying and dehumidification services to prevent your home from moisture and mould problems. While extraction can take away any standing water, it does not mean that it will protect you as well against the moisture left behind on your property. Choosing a professional company for structural drying, therefore, is essential. Specialized methods and equipment are used to air out, dehumidify, every lingering wetness so it can’t cause lasting problems.
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 the structural drying process.
Structural drying methods
Are several structural drying methods but the main types are:
- Extraction/Water Removal
In general, it is considered much more effective to take away liquid water than to dry it up and eliminate the vapor. As a result of extraction methods, specialized “water vacuums” and similar equipment like these are used to suck up moisture that might remain on cushions, carpets, or other such items. This method of structural drying is one of the most useful methods because it helps to salvage different materials and furniture of your house.
- Air Flow/Evaporation
Of course, there are some small areas that water vacuums can’t reach or are unable to be fully removed directly. To prevent this problem, high-velocity air is used. Using high-powered air movers are strategically spaced and angled to get maximum coverage so no water can escape.
Dehumidifiers are used to balance things related to moisture in the house. If you have seen that evaporating moisture won’t do much if the water vapor is reabsorbed by your property easily you can choose the problem with dehumidifiers. They will help to speed up the structural drying process and to serve as one way to restrict any possible mould growths.
Benefits of structural drying and dehumidification
It is very essential to use structural drying and dehumidification methods when you renovate a residential or commercial property. Here are some special techniques and services that will speed up the drying process considerably, which in itself offers numerous advantages, such as:
- You save time
- Preventing costly secondary damage
- Reducing reconstruction requirements and lowering insurance claim costs
- Getting back to normal conditions quicker
- Incorporating mould-prevention/-removal steps
- Easing stress and affording more peace of mind
- Completely targeting anywhere moisture has settled.
Why CPR24 Restoration is the right company for you to choose
CPR24 Restoration is CCI accredited, IICRC certified, licensed, and carries Workers Comp insurance. When a restoration company arrives at your property you should have a project manager assigned to you. At CPR24 Restoration a project manager is assigned to you upon arrival and he is one point of contact for you and the restoration crew. A professional restoration company will provide a very detailed list of all steps needed and will need to honor that contract CPR24 Restoration is a contractor company that cares during the evaporation phase that water vapor molecules do 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.). So in cases that you need a helper, you know which is the best. Call our 24/7 support team at +1 416-551-8287 or write us an email at [email protected] and we will be there as soon as possible.