Dehumidification Services at Steamatic of Fargo
The potential for damage caused by unintended water exposure can linger long past the initial event. After the water has been removed from surfaces and structures, they may appear dry but need additional dehumidification services. A drying service is especially important when the wet surface was highly porous, such as wood or drywall. If your property has experienced water exposure, contacting a professional dehumidification specialist is a key to preventing long-term structural moisture damage.
Identifying Improperly Dried or Moisture-Damaged Structures
Once surfaces that are not intended for water saturation have become exposed, professional water removal and drying services can prevent permanent damage. Structures or furniture with prior water exposure that were not properly dehumidified can often be identified by certain characteristics. Water-damaged flooring, drywall, wood, and furniture can experience signs of warping or swelling when moisture has not been sufficiently removed. Another noticeable sign of moisture damage is the growth of mildew and mold. Besides unattractive or potentially dangerous structural damage, long-term effects of water damage can include microbial issues in subfloor areas or within walls that are a cause for health concerns. Professional restoration companies such as Steamatic of Fargo provide dehumidification and drying services to avoid these types of issues after water exposure.
The Drying and Dehumidification Process
The process of successfully removing excess moisture from surfaces involves multiple steps. Steamatic of Fargo utilizes professional-grade equipment and follows the ANSI/IICRC S500 Standard and Reference Guide for Professional Water Damage Restoration. Depending on the amount of water exposure and the type of surfaces that were exposed, the process of removing water and moisture from your property could involve water extraction, drying, and dehumidification to prevent damage.
- Initial Assessment
A certified technician assesses and identifies any water damage in the home using a variety of commercial-grade instruments.
- Water Extraction
If the surface contains water that still needs to be extracted, the technicians drain or pump out any standing water, then vacuum or absorb until the surface is dry to the touch.
- Drying Through Evaporation
Air Movers are used to evaporating the remaining water and moisture on the surfaces of structures. Professional-grade high-velocity movers can perform a rapid evaporation process.
- Moisture Control and Dehumidification
After surfaces have dried, the final drying step is to control the humidity of the environment through the use of dehumidifiers. By using temperature and humidity control, any remaining moisture can be extracted from the air leading to the restoration of proper environmental humidity of the property.
- Continual Progress Monitoring
During the entire process, a moisture meter is utilized to take frequent readings. If the surfaces are not drying at the rate necessary to prevent damage, adjustments are made before continuing with the drying and dehumidification service.
Get Drying Service Help with Your Property Today
If surfaces, structures, or furniture on your property have been exposed to water, it is important to take care of the issue as soon as possible to prevent water damage. Choosing Steamatic of Fargo for a dehumidification and drying service means you will have experienced, certified technicians to assess the situation, perform water removal with professional equipment, restore the humidity and moisture control of the environment with state-of-the-art tools and make sure your property stays protection against potential microbial after-effects. Contact Steamatic of Fargo today to set up an assessment or ask any questions about the restoration process.
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