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What Affects the Drying Process?

1/21/2019 (Permalink)

The drying process can be affected by a few different factors, such as humidity levels and allowing our air movers to continuously run.

Customers in the Hickory, NC, area call us nearly every day to help them dry their home after they have water damage. We use advanced technology and cutting-edge techniques to restore homes to their preloss condition, but how fast we can achieve that goal is affected by certain factors.

Humidity Levels

It’s difficult for our air movers to work when there’s too much moisture in the air. If humidity levels are not constantly regulated (usually by a dehumidifier), then the air will not be able to hold the moisture from the evaporated water damage. This is especially a problem when the affected room is not properly sealed and outside air gets in.

Our Equipment is Turned Off

Our equipment is incredibly effective as long as it remains running. Sometimes, however, customers will shut off our air movers and/or dehumidifiers because they can create a lot of noise. But when that happens, it drastically slows down the drying process and can increase the chances of mold or other damage.

Amount of Moisture

This might seem obvious, but the amount of moisture we have to dry will also impact the length of the process. If there is minimal impact from your water damage, we will be able to dry the affected area faster than typical damage; the same is true for the inverse.

Drying Your Water Damage

Our technicians do everything in their power to restore your home or business back to its preloss condition as soon as possible. That’s why we use the most efficient methods and technologies available. If you have water damage and need a professional disaster restoration company, call SERVPRO of Catawba County West at (828) 322-4400!

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