dehumidifier is the most critical
piece of equipment when drying
buildings after floods.
and properly used a dehumidifier
will dry out the building materials
in a few days. If no dehumidifiers
are used normal wood framing
and drywall may take several
months and up to one or two
years to dry out depending on
the amount of water that leaked.
When the conditions are right
mold growth may start in a couple
of days so it is critical that
the drying can start in a day
will remove the moisture in
the air and increase the evaporation
rate of the moisture that absorbed
into the building materials,
moisture will be pulled out
from walls, floor and ceiling.
If applied early the drywall
can most of the time be saved.
If the drying process start
many days after the flood or
leak, the drywall may have become
so mold infested or saturated
that the materials would have
to be completely removed resulting
in costly reconstruction.
used with blowers are the quickest
way to dry out water damaged
building materials. The placement
of the equipment is important.
Typically a drying job is monitored
to check the Relative Humidity,
Temperature, etc., to ensure
that the moisture level goes
down over time.
The most common
reason to find mold problems
in homes in our experience is
due to insufficient drying after
floods. If you cant locate pockets
of water how can you get rid
of the water? Use Infrared Thermal
camera to locate hidden pockets
of moisture. The Thermal Infrared
Camera can quickly locate water
in the building. A large hotel,
apartment or office building
can be scanned in a few hours
or days depending on the extent
of the flood. In larger flood
events this tool is a must since
there is no other way to quickly
locate water damage on a large
project. Use a moisture meter
for smaller localized jobs.
drying professional what criteria
they use to ensure that the
room is sufficiently dry after
a flood. That is a good way
to gauge the competence. If
he tells you that they leave
equipment for 2-3 day on most
jobs, he may only be directed
by the flood insurance company
that instructs him to do so.
That is not the responsible
way to leave a job.
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