STRUCTURAL DRYING

 

Water damage can be one of the most devastating occurrences that can slowly destroy our dear home and belongings. It can come from many factors, like floods, excessive rain, broken pipes, leaking roof, various spills, etc. and they call can cause a toll on your belongings.

As we all know, in any case of water damage, you have to act as quickly as possible in order to minimize the damage done. The more the walls and furniture stay soaked in water, the higher the chances that there could happen damage that can be irreversible. Water has the tendency to get soaked by cloth, fibers, drywall, and wood, causing damage to the structural integrity and favoring the growth of mold and spores.

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Before restoration companies were the go-to place for structural drying, carpenters used to be tasked with drying out the area.

Not too long ago, whenever a house or building suffered water damage the main solution that came to an owner’s mind was to remove the water damaged parts and put new ones, but advancements into the structural drying technology aim to keep it as the last resort.

As mentioned previously, damage from water can come from various, seemingly different factors some of which we cannot control. However, what we can control is the way we deal with the aftermath and the consequences that the water has done to our homes.

Structural drying is a process in which our aim is to devise a plan so that the water damage can be dealt as efficiently as possible, minimizing the needed time and cost, while making sure to undo as much of the damage as possible.

How structural drying works is a process, which we can split into three steps:

 

Water extraction.

One of the most important processes is the extraction of water from the affected areas. It can seem like a no-brainer, but the effectivity of the water extraction techniques used is the main factor that determines how much time it will take to complete the other steps since it’s the most efficient way of drying an area.

Airflow.

The flow of air is important to increase the water evaporation rate for removing the excess water. Air movers create flows of air, which can easily travel through the cracks and spaces in the walls, floor, and fibers, effectively helping remove the rest of the water trapped in that area.

De-humidification

While the water is removed from the surfaces and materials, it does not just disappear into the void, but instead, it still resides in the air. De-humidification is a process that is completed by dehumidifiers and has the purpose of removing moisture from the air. It serves in supporting the other steps and giving the last touch.

It is important that during these processes, the steady temperature of 70-90 degrees is maintained since that is the optimal temperature to promote the evaporation of water.

By choosing a good structural drying company, you will greatly increase your chances of effectively restoring your belongings to a functional state, and avoid having to replace all the furniture, flooring and walls around the house.

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