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Dry Out Services: The Most Important Step in Water Damage Restoration

Properly drying out a room after flooding or water damage requires more than just airing it out or using a fan. Water has the ability to seep through porous materials and reach other structures or areas behind baseboards and drywall. In the event of a water damage emergency at your residence, it is advisable to have a certified water mitigation specialist visit the site to conduct moisture testing on surfaces and adjacent areas. This will help determine the actual scope and extent of the water damage.

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Structural Dry-outs

When we are called to assess a water-damaged property, particularly in relation to an insurance claim, our objective, along with your insurance company, is to develop an action plan that restores your home to its pre-loss condition. In many cases, sections of drywall, baseboard, and sometimes flooring may need to be removed to facilitate a proper structural dry-out.

The studs and subfloor, typically concealed from sight, are particularly vulnerable to water damage and can significantly undermine the structural integrity of your home if left wet or damp for more than 24 hours. For safety reasons and to mitigate the risk of mold growth or further moisture-related issues, your insurance company will urge you to expedite the drying process.

A professional water damage restoration company possesses the necessary industrial-strength fans and dehumidifiers required for this task. Moreover, they can minimize the need for extensive removal of materials while ensuring sufficient airflow for thorough drying of your home’s structure.

Frequently Asked Questions About Pure Air Dry Out Services

How Long Does It Take To Dry Out a Home?

Numerous restoration companies often provide inaccurate estimates for drying times. The assumption that it will universally take “three days to dry” is not always accurate. Each area affected by water damage consists of various materials that dry at different rates.

What Should I Expect During a Structural Dryout?

After the installation of the fans, your restoration team will conduct regular moisture testing at the property to monitor the drying progress and make any necessary equipment adjustments for optimal efficiency. Please note that there might be some ambient noise generated from the machines.After the installation of the fans, your restoration team will conduct regular moisture testing at the property to monitor the drying progress and make any necessary equipment adjustments for optimal efficiency. Please note that there might be some ambient noise generated from the machines.

My House is Finally Dry Again. What Happens Next?

During the rebuild phase of water damage restoration, professionals reinstall essential components such as drywall, flooring, and cabinets. However, before proceeding, it is crucial to ensure that the moisture readings in the space are at a healthy level, usually between 30 and 50 percent, depending on your climate. The water damage restoration contractor will meticulously reconstruct everything according to the project scope approved by your insurance company.

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Are You Concerned Unseen Mold Might Be Causing Problems?

Make the smart move & get ahead of it!

 

If you suspect the presence of mold growth in your home or workplace, it is crucial to address this issue promptly. Leaving mold and other harmful pathogens unchecked exposes everyone spending time in these environments to hazardous microbial organisms, which can lead to allergies and illnesses.

At Pure Air Mold Remediation, we are here to assist you. Let us know if you believe there is mold in your home or building, and we will help you identify the problem and develop an effective plan for elimination.

To help you identify potential red flags indicating mold presence, please inform us if you notice any of the following in your home or building:

Signs There May Be Mold In Your Home Or Building:

Smell something musty or dank.

Have itchy eyes or skin.

You feel better when you leave the building.

Can’t stop sneezing or coughing.

See evidence of water damage or decay.

Contact Pure Air Mold Remediation Today

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