Step 4: Drying and Dehumidification
Our Water Damage Restoration Process

Drying a structure out after a water loss is about much more than just removing the standing water.  Water has very sneaky properties that allow it run in to places unseen and even wick its way up walls.  In order to fully dry a structure, all moisture must be quickly and efficiently removed to prevent additional damage to materials and potential mold issues.  This can be especially tricky here in the Mobile area as we have such warm and humid conditions for much of the year. At SERVPRO of Mobile County, we have a wide variety of equipment to handle any drying situation including:

  • Wall Cavity Drying Systems
  • Specialized Floor Drying Systems
  • Air Movers
  • Dehumidifiers
  • Desiccant

We utilize these resources in combination to create optimal drying conditions based on the “science of drying” standards as set for by the IICRC s500.  Our highly trained technicians will determine the best drying scenario based on a number of factors and create a customized plan unique to your needs.    

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

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