Step 4: Drying and Dehumidification
Our Water Damage Restoration Process
After water extraction where we use our specialized equipment to remove the excess water to allow the drying time to quicker. Once the excess water has been removed, the floors and walls may appear dry, but a quick inspection using moisture meters will reveal that the materials are still wet to the touch. Nearly all building materials, like wood, drywall, and flooring materials, are porous and act as a sponge and therefore retain water making the drying process important. This retained water can cause the materials to break down, warp, or cause mold or microbial growth damage. SERVPRO of Hillsboro/Forest Grove has the skills and experience to restore your home when water damage strike.
Drying / Dehumidification
Our Professionals will use room measurements, temperature, and relative humidity to determine the optimal number of air movers and dehumidifiers to dry your home or business. We’ll carefully monitor the progress using moisture meters until the materials return to acceptable drying goals.
- Use Dehumidification Equipment
- Use Monitoring Equipment to Track Progress
Monitor Floor and Walls
We check the moisture levels to monitor the drying process.
- Monitor Floors
- Monitor Walls
- Industrial-grade dehumidifiers help prevent secondary water damage like swelling and warping of floors, walls, and furniture.
- High-speed air movers create airflow across walls, carpets, pads, and furniture, which accelerates the evaporation of moisture.