Post-Flood Drying Process
Water Damage Restoration in the San Fernando Valley & Beyond
Your home is important to you, and it can be traumatic and stressful to find your home covered in floodwaters. Water damage is the result of floodwaters sitting in your home. When this happens, we usually recommend leaving the house as soon as possible.
You need to call in experts, like the team at LimeGreen Water Damage & Restoration. We can handle the cleaning and restoration immediately, and our water damage restoration unit has a rapid response time of 15 minutes.
We will get to you as soon as possible after disaster strikes. Contact us at (833) 933-1445 for help with the drying process today.
At LimeGreen Water Damage & Restoration, we can help you start creating a damage restoration plan as soon as we arrive at your home. In our many years of service, we have learned that most of the water damage occurs in the home because of a poorly planned and executed restoration plan.
Here are the steps we recommend when mitigating water damage in the home.
- Finding out the type of water involved – When you have removed all the furniture from the water damaged parts of the house, you must assess and determine the type of water you have found. Category 1 is clean water. Category 2 is greywater, and Category 3 is black water. We do not advise that clients try and complete the drying process for areas that have category 2 and 3 floodwaters. These floodwaters are considered hazardous material. If the water looks unclean and stagnated or if it was sewage floodwater, it is contaminated. You need to contact us immediately to help with the removal and drying process.
- LimeGreen Water Damage and Restoration Drying Process – After we have removed the water and treated the house to kill any pathogens, the rooms, doors, and windows will start to dry. However, if they still contain moisture, they stand the risk of warping, swelling, rotting, and mold damage. The drying process involves dehumidification. Dehumidifiers are used to manipulate the temperatures within the house and remove the excess moisture. We have the necessary industrial equipment for this part of the process, and will carefully monitor the progress using moisture meters until the house reaches acceptable dryness standards.
Professional Drying Equipment
We use special equipment in the drying process. Many homeowners normally make the mistake of thinking that opening doors and windows is the most reliable way to dry the house after water damage. However, the drying process is slowed down by moisture from the environment when doors and windows are opened.
The following are the tools that we use to manage the drying process.
- Industrial grade dehumidifiers – We use this appliance to remove excess moisture from the walls, doors, and windows, and restore normal dryness.
- High-speed air movers – We use this appliance to encourage faster evaporation of water from your upholstery, like carpets, seats, and curtains.
Monitoring the Drying Process
Restoration specialists can help ensure that the drying process progresses properly. A trained water damage specialist will constantly monitor the floors and the walls during the drying process. The goal of the monitoring process is to make sure that no moisture remains that could result in the formation of new mold colonies.
When the drying process is complete, we will move to the next step of the restoration process. We carry out all these processes in a very professional manner to make sure the structural integrity of your house is maintained after water damage.
Contact us if you need help drying your water damaged home and getting your life back to normal.
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