Whether dealing with wall cavities, under cabinets, wet ceilings, or drying any type of material, Disaster Response Team by UltraClean has the equipment you need. All buildings have many types of surfaces and materials, with different absorption rates, affecting how fast the material will absorb water and release it through the drying chambers that are set up. Once water is inside a structure, it must be removed mechanically.
We use a combination of air movement, dehumidifiers, heat, and air filtration to properly set up a drying system that is effective for all structures. Fully removing water from a structure is a balanced process that requires three foundational steps.
- Water Extraction – Removing water while it is still in the liquid state is significantly more efficient than doing so once it has soaked into the structure and has to be extracted by evaporation and dehumidification. Water extraction equipment is a higher initial cost, but returns the best results for rapid structural drying with standing water.
- Evaporation – Once the maximum amount of water has been physically removed, air flow machines are used to create evaporation from the water that has been absorbed into the structure. Air flow is important to increase the rate of evaporation versus normal drying techniques.
- Dehumidification – To counterbalance the moisture being introduced into the air from the evaporation process, dehumidifiers are brought in avoid secondary damage. Without dehumidification, the excess moisture produced would be absorbed into other materials, delaying the drying process and encouraging mold growth.
The combination of equipment we use increases the rate of evaporation to get your structure back to normal faster. We also carry special wood floor drying units, with the potential of drying a floor back to its pre-existing condition so that sanding and finishing isn’t needed.
Once your drying system is set up, we provide the proper moisture monitoring equipment to measure for moisture in the air and surfaces to determine how much progress has been made. By the end of the job, you will have proof that your structure is completely dry.