The Basics of Water Restoration Services: Drying vs. Dehumidification
Water restoration is not a one-method-fixes-all process. Water gets behind walls, under flooring, and into many other spaces that you might not even recognize that leads to a triple threat. Therefore, you need to remove moisture from materials within your area and ensure that there is no lingering moisture in the air.
To adequately address water damage, you’ll need a restoration company that specializes in both drying and dehumidification to make sure your space is restored completely.
Drying vs. Dehumidification: What’s the difference?
Drying and dehumidification both work toward one goal: avoiding mold growth. But the approaches vary. The key is to remember that drying addresses water damage with things we can touch while dehumidification removes water from the air.
It starts with drying.
In the case of drying, we’re looking to remove water from materials in your space – the floors, the walls, etc. We locate the areas where the water damage has occurred and use state-of-the-art technology to dry them completely. But after drying processes have happened, the job isn’t done.
Next comes dehumidification.
Dehumidification then works to remove moisture from the air within your area. Water that has entered the space still lingers in the air. And our teams have the technology to draw those particles out of the air to completely remove them from the space. Ensuring that we can no longer detect moisture in the air means that it won’t condensate onto your surfaces later.
It’s a process.
At ServiceMaster Trifecta, we understand that water restoration is a process – and we’ve got it down to a science. We advance from inspection to after-care with five steps to ensure that your structure is completely restored:
- Inspection – We’ll inspect your space and create a strategy to address the damages efficiently.
- Water Removal – We’ll extract any water present in the space.
- Evaporation – We’ll use air movers to evaporate water quickly.
- Dehumidification – Special dehumidifiers extract moisture from the air.
- Monitoring – Atmospheric and moisture content readings indicate the need for any further addressing or adjustment.
Let us be of assistance.
If you need water restoration services in the Louisville or Nashville areas, you’re in luck. ServiceMaster Trifecta is ready to assist – so fill out this form to get help now or or by calling the following phone numbers:
Water Damage Restoration – Louisville: 502-261-1755
Water Damage Restoration – Nashville: 615-822-9327
Don’t need assistance right now? Check out these resources to take a proactive approach:
- Commercial Emergency Response Plan
- Blog: Tips For Preventing the Need for Water Restoration Services
- Preparing for Disaster Guide for commercial facilities