Structural Drying

Structural Drying and Dehumidification

While there are many methods for drying structural components and contents, the “in-place” drying system has been taught in the industry and used by drying contractors since the early 80s. In those days, this method of drying components, without significant removal of furnishings or fixtures, was somewhat restricted, due to limitations imposed by extraction, evaporation, and dehumidification equipment. In recent years, however, drying technology (extraction, evaporation, dehumidification), along with a better understanding of psychrometry, has advanced in major ways so that in-place drying has become far safer and more practical.

Why use a certified technician?

Professional restoration technicians understand the need for quick response times. Immediate remediation is key to controlling any escalating costs. The longer the remediation is delayed, the higher the cost of restoration. Certified restorers have the knowledge to test materials and apply the restoration techniques required to return the items to their pre-loss condition. 

Done correctly, structural drying is a science that weighs all pertinent variables: proper placement and amount of drying equipment, number of air exchanges per hour, how to track hidden moisture and how to recognize and document goal attainment.

Structural Drying and Dehumidification with Specialized Cleaning & Flood Restoration

Specialized Cleaning and Flood Restoration technicians are trained in the science of drying (psychrometrics). Sophisticated Cleaning dehumidification and monitoring equipment, along with highly-trained personnel, ensure effective results and elimination of environmental concerns. Done properly and promptly, the drying process can virtually eliminate issues with mold growth and other contamination.

The design of a dehumidification project contributes greatly to its success. At Specialized Cleaning, we understand the science of drying and how it dictates the decisions we make. Various types of construction — both materials and design — affect the design of a drying project. As a general contractor, our knowledge of both drying and construction allows us to make the most beneficial choices for our clients.

Tracking Hidden Moisture

At Specialized Cleaning, we utilize a vast array of specialty drying equipment designed to address a variety of job sizes, from the smallest residential water loss to the largest commercial loss. The use of proper drying equipment is the most important factor to consider when drying any structure. Specialized Cleaning also maintains advanced industry standard moisture reading equipment used by technicians to measure the effectiveness of the drying process and determine when materials have reached normal levels.

Our technicians are trained to search for hidden water damage. Water can be captured in building components and transported to seemingly unlikely places where it could cause future issues if left undetected.
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