When Drying Equipment Is Used
Commonly used equipment includes:
- Air Movers: Used to accelerate air flow and evaporation of moisture from materials for restorative drying.
- Dehumidifiers: Used to reduce moisture levels, accelerate the drying process in water restoration
- Floor Drying System: These are high-pressure air mover mats, used during water restoration to dry hardwood floors. This system draws evaporated moisture out of damages areas and creates a vacuum seal on mats to move air from the subfloor to the surface.
- Air Scrubbers: used for cleaning and controlling air quality in restorations.
- Hygrometers: Moisture meters used to detect or monitor moisture in most building materials.
- Submersible pumps: drains standing water from any surface - ideal for flooded basements, farm use, draining standing water from swimming pools, fountains, flooded basements, etc.
- Extractors: usually used for water extraction from carpet and hard surfaces.
A successfully water damage restoration always begins once the standing water has been removed - though it may not be visible in puddles. Nevertheless, there are specific methods used for each and every situation.