Why and when you will need structural drying
Water damage is one of the most catastrophic events that can progressively devastate our beloved home or business and possessions. It can be caused by a variety of things, including floodwaters, severe rain, burst pipes, leaking roofs, and numerous spills, among others, and it can take a toll on your stuff.
As we all know, in an occurrence of water damage, you must act as early as possible to limit the extent of the damage and proceed with rapid structural drying. The longer the walls and furniture are saturated in water, the more likely it is that irrevocable damage will occur. Water has a tendency to soak into cloth, textiles, drywall, and wood, compromising structural integrity and encouraging spore and mold growth.
Carpenters used to be responsible for drying out the affected area before restoration companies became the go-to location for structural drying. When a house or building was water-damaged not long ago, the first thought that came to an owner’s mind was to remove the water-damaged elements and replace them with new ones, but advances in structural drying technology seek to maintain this as a last choice.
As previously said, water damage can be caused by a variety of seemingly unrelated events, some of which we have no control over. What we can control, though, is how we deal with the aftermath and the damage that the water has caused to our homes.
The structural drying process is a procedure in which we design a plan to deal with water and flood damage as efficiently as possible, limiting the required time and money while ensuring that as much damage as possible is undone and reversible.
The process of structural drying can be broken down into three steps:
Extraction of the water
The extraction of water from the impacted areas is one of the most crucial processes. It may seem obvious, but the effectiveness of the water extraction techniques utilized is the primary determinant of how long it will take to finish the remaining phases, as it is the most efficient method of drying an area.
The passage of air is critical for increasing the rate of water evaporation and eliminating excess standing water. Air movers provide airflows that may readily go through the crevices and spaces in the walls, floor, and fibers, removing the remaining water trapped in the area.
While the water is taken from the surfaces and materials, it does not simply vanish into the void; it remains in the atmosphere. Dehumidification is the process of eliminating moisture from the air that is carried out by dehumidifiers. It aids in the completion of the other processes by providing the finishing touch. It is critical to maintaining a constant temperature of 70-90 degrees during these operations, as this is the best temperature for water evaporation.
You will substantially improve your chances of effectively returning your things to a working state by hiring a professional structural drying business and damage restoration experts, and you will avoid having to replace all of the furniture, flooring, and walls in your home.
CPR24 Restoration Services
CPR24 Restoration is CCI-accredited, IICRC-certified, licensed and insured under Workers Compensation. When a restoration company comes to your home, you should be assigned a project manager. When you arrive at CPR24 Restoration, you will be assigned a project manager who will serve as a single point of contact for you and the restoration crew.
A professional restoration business will provide a precise list of all tasks that must be completed and will be held to that contract. CPR24 Restoration is a contractor that ensures that water vapor molecules do not rise during the evaporation phase, resulting in high relative humidity conditions that cause condensation on structure surfaces.
CPR24 Restoration also includes a large number of tools for drying wet structural components (e.g., LGR dehumidifiers, thermal energy systems, desiccant dehumidifiers, negative and positive pressure systems, etc.). So, if you ever need assistance, you’ll know who to call. We’ll be there as quickly as possible if you call our 24/7 support team at +1 416-551-8287 or send us an email at [email protected]