Dehumidification & Drying
DEHUMIDIFICATION FOR WATER DAMAGE CLEANUP
When a facility has flood or water damage, however minor, it is important to remove the moisture immediately in order to prevent mold growth. Dryfast Property Restoration specialize in moisture control and dehumidification by locating the source of the water penetration, mapping the moisture in the facility and developing a drying plan.
Building dehumidification requires rapid response and thorough drying of materials in order to prevent future mold growth and allow you to reopen your facility. Our desiccant dehumidification moisture control process, in conjunction with fans and directed air movement, removes moisture from the air of affected facilities.
Our high volume desiccant dehumidifiers directs very dry air into areas damaged by water or moisture. Fast drying minimizes the potential of further damage and helps you get back in business as quickly as possible.
During any water emergency, water naturally will seep into all porous materials in your home, including your carpet, carpet padding and subfloors. As a result, carpet de-lamination may occur which happens when carpet glue breaks down due to the presence of moisture and carpet layers separate from each other. This process damages your carpet beyond repair. Not to mention, standing water in carpets and paddings creates brewing grounds for different kinds of bacteria and other harmful particles that can be spread around your home very quickly. To prevent mold from growing and to prevent your carpet from delaminating, water must be extracted from carpet and padding underneath and drying of your wet carpet must be performed immediately. We can save your carpets!
HARDWOOD FLOOR DRYING
Hardwood Floor drying requires special attention. Water will cause your floor to cup or warp if it is not extracted immediately. One of many additional concerns that may arise from water damage is mold which can grow in floor crevasses and in subfloors. Before you start ripping your wet flooring out, call us, we may save it for you.
Using specialty equipment that extracts water from wet hardwood floor is a must. This equipment gently pulls water out of the hardwood floor and pushes dry air in to remove any moisture left behind helping the hardwood floor settle properly and preventing mold from growing.
Water will create trapped pockets of moisture and saturation if it enters structural cavities. Wet walls and wet paneling can cause lots of structural problems if left alone. As a result, undetected saturation may cause odor, splitting or deterioration of walls, and further damage may cause collapsing of wet walls or mold growth. Wet walls create structural concerns which should be addressed immediately.
Drying wall with water damageWe use specialty equipment that injects your walls with dry air pushing the moisture out. It is important to understand the structure of a building to know where and how to inject walls. There is so much going on behind walls, and for that reason our technicians are trained to expect unexpected and approach wall drying procedures with great caution.
You don’t have to rip your walls out! We may save them! Just ask our estimators to explain how we can do it and do it safely.
After flood or other water damage, undetected moisture behind and inside of kitchen or other cabinets, will cause your wet cabinets to rot, delaminate, split, or crack and fixing these can be costly. Since most of the cabinets are usually made out of the plywood, de-lamination is most likely to happen. Leaving your cabinets wet for any prolonged period will result in mildew and mold build up including material damage and the only option you will be left with is to replace the walls and cabinets to prevent accidents from happening or the mold and mildew from growing.
When determined that cabinets can be salvaged, we dry wet cabinets by using the most effective and the least invasive techniques. Our teams specialize in drying techniques using in-place injection equipment to dry your cabinets inside out. High-power injector equipment not only dries cabinets but also the walls behind them by pushing the air into affected materials, preventing deterioration of your valued assets. Our trained technicians use the most up-to-date commercial dehumidification and air purifying equipment available, following all guidelines for indoor air quality.
Our technicians are trained to seek out hidden water damage. Water can flow or be captured in seemingly unlikely places. Undetected, it can quickly turn into future problems. All wet materials are identified through moisture inspections involving:
-Electronic Moisture Detection Instruments
When determining what it will take to dry your property, we use a mathematical formula based on many different variables including:
-Impacted square footage?
-Impacted cubic footage?
-What is wet?
-Are materials saturated or damp?
-How many air exchanges are required?
-How many air movers are required?