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Two Important Water Damage Restoration Questions Addressed

by Harvie Simms

Water damage is a common problem that strikes a seemingly countless number of homes a year. Unfortunately, there are many people that do not understand this particular threat to their house, but learning the answers to a couple of questions will help you to be more informed about this type of damage to your home. Armed with this knowledge, you will be in a far better position to know what needs to be done to have this damage repaired as efficiently as possible. 

How Does A Water Damage Restoration Contractor Dry Your Home?

When an area of our home floods or suffers extensive water damage, it is critical to have it dried as soon as possible. If you allow his moisture to stay in place for an extended period of time, it can cause rot and mold. Fortunately, these professionals have the tools needed to extract this moisture from the wood, carpet and drywall. 

In order to do this, they will first use a specialized vacuum that can forcefully remove the excess moisture. Next, a series of powerful dryers are used to dry as much of the surface moisture as possible. The last step in the process is to use industrial strength fans to circulate air throughout the impacted areas to help dry the moisture that is deep within these items.  

How Will The Contractor Know When The Home Has Been Completely Dried?

Many people are under the impression that it will be easy to tell when the home has been fully dried, but this is actually not the case. As long as there is moisture deep within these materials, there will be a threat from mold and rot. Determining when this moisture has been fully removed will require the use of specialized tools. These tools are able to accurately read the amount of moisture that is present deep within these materials.  

For several days following the initial treatment, these professionals will need to come to your property to take measurements with these tools. The amount of time it will take for this drying process to complete will largely depend on the severity and size of the damaged area. However, this will usually take no more than a week to complete. 

When your home suffers extensive water damage, it is critical to have it repaired as quickly as possible. To this end, a water damage restoration professional can help protect your home from the worst of these effects. By knowing what to expect from this drying process, you will be in a much stronger position to have an accurate idea of what to expect from having this damage professionally repaired.