Demolition & Structural Drying
Demolition, or removing the wet material, is often the best course of action after a water loss. The main factors include both the length of time the building materials were wet and the water source. A Category 1 water is when there was a clean water source such as a sink overflow and the damage has just occurred. In a Category 1 situation, then the material can sometimes be dried in place without demolition. The longer the water sits and/or the cleanliness of the affected area, A Category 1 can become a Category 2 (like a sink overflow onto a extremely pet soiled carpet).
Damage from a Category 2 or Category 3 water source calls from disposal of certain porous material such as carpet or drywall. For example, Linoleum type flooring would need to be disposed of as it will trap moisture beneath it and there will be a high change of mold growth. Removing the wet material is often, the better choice. The drying equipment can do a better job of drying the structure if wet material is removed.
Determining the correct number of air movers and dehumidifiers is a science. Equipment is not just placed at random. Calculations and obtaining atmospheric readings of the affected and unaffected areas are needed to make our dry plan. Cubic Feet of the area, Relative Humidity and Temperature are all major factors.
These are just a few things that a trained and certified Drying Specialist would keep in mind when determining the plan to obtain the predetermined Dry Goal or Dry Standard.
All this means that you need to hire a Mitigation Firm like One Stop Dry Out to make your property whole again.
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