Phase 2 of a Water Damage Claim is Drying. The drying phase starts by using a moisture meter to accurately detect water and moisture pockets within a surface, such as flooring, walls and ceilings. After moisture readings have been taken and documented the technician will come up with a plan of action. This drying plan is critical to reducing further damages which helps you save thousands in repairs. The following is a sample drying plan:
- 1st 24 hours – reduce the Relative Humidity from 68.7% to 40%. Science has proven that damages are reduced drastically when structures are at 40% or below, following a water damage.
- Set Air Movers. Air Movers should be set p every 10-15 lineal feet based on industry recommendations.
- Set Dehumidifier based on size and industry recommendations.
- Set up containment wall. Containment is a clear plastic that will cover the area from floor to ceiling. This will reduce overall drying time and keep dust and particles contained that are exposed from the air movers.
- Return approximately 24 hours later to determine if the Relative Humidity goal of 40% was reached. The technician will also re-position air movers as needed to continue drying.
Stay tuned for the last phase in our next blog. Please call our office at 602-362-4883 with any questions about our products and services!
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