Step 4: Drying and Dehumidification
Our Water Damage Restoration Process

Once the excess water has been removed, the floors and walls may appear dry, but a quick inspection will reveal they are wet to the touch. Nearly all building materials, like wood, drywall, and flooring materials, are porous and therefore retain water. This retained water can cause the materials to break down, warp, or cause mold damage.

Drying / Dehumidification

The professionals at SERVPRO of Southern Monroe County will use the dimensions of the room,along with temperature and relative humidity, to determine the optimal number of air movers and dehumidifiers to dry your home or business. The equipment will be expertly set-up to provide the fastest drying time. SERVPRO professionals will monitor the moisture of all affected materials as they dry to ensure everything drys perfectly.

Drying Equipment

SERVPRO of Southern Monroe County has a warehouse full of industrial-grade dehumidifiers, high-speed air movers, and other specialty drying equipment.  This equipment, along with SERVPRO expertise, helps prevent secondary damage from high humidity as it accelerates evaporation to dry out your home or business.

Drying / Dehumidification

Our Professionals will use room measurements, temperature, and relative humidity to determine the optimal number of air movers and dehumidifiers to dry your home or business. We’ll carefully monitor the progress using moisture meters until the materials return to acceptable drying goals.

  • Use Dehumidification Equipment
  • Use Monitoring Equipment to Track Progress

Monitor Floor and Walls

We check the moisture levels to monitor the drying process. 

  • Monitor Floors
  • Monitor Walls

Drying Equipment

  • Industrial-grade dehumidifiers help prevent secondary water damage like swelling and warping of floors, walls, and furniture.
  • High-speed air movers create airflow across walls, carpets, pads, and furniture, which accelerates the evaporation of moisture.

Back to Step 3: Water Removal / Water Extraction

Forward to Step 5: Cleaning and Repair