Water and moisture in homes can cause a lot of damage, not to mention health risks. The sooner everything is dried up, the easier it is to repair damage and mitigate any further problems. With the use of the most advanced drying equipment like high-speed structural drying systems, thermal imaging for moisture detection, and dehumidifiers, restoration crews like the team at Rumsey Construction can make sure your Columbia home is restored efficiently and effectively.
Once the source of water has been stopped, water needs to be extracted as quickly as possible. By using commercial grade extractors, restoration crews are able to pump out water in large amounts. Using a shop vacuum as a water extractor will prove insufficient when dealing with large amounts of water, so the right extraction equipment will start the water damage cleanup the right way. If the water source contains sewage, the only safe and adequate way to extract it is with a professional restoration company that can clean away silt and sterilize water-damaged areas with proper extraction equipment.
High-Speed Structural Drying
Once all the water has been extracted, drying can begin. High-speed structural drying is an advanced drying system that speeds up drying time, reducing the potential for mold growth and helping get your life back to normal as quickly as possible. Oscillating fans will help dry up water, but restoration air movers are much more efficient at drying. Getting adequate airflow will drastically decrease drying time, allowing the rest of the restoration process to commence much sooner. Drying the water completely is the most important step in any water damage repair, so the use of professional grade equipment is extremely beneficial.
Because water and moisture can hide in areas that are unseen (i.e. behind walls, in ceilings, under floors), thermal imaging is incredibly beneficial in identifying all the areas that have built up moisture. Thermal detectors allow restoration technicians to pinpoint hidden sources of water, locate where water has traveled, find areas that moisture is trapped, and monitor the progress of the drying process.
The air in areas that have sustained water damage is full of moisture. If this moisture is left in the air, it can accumulate on surfaces or in walls, and be an incubator for mold growth. Dehumidifiers accelerate evaporation, and pull moisture out of the air and materials that are harboring moisture. Dehumidifiers can draw in air at rates around 400 CFM, helping to dry out rooms quickly. Restoration teams can monitor the drying process through every phase to ensure that proper drying occurs with the use of dehumidifiers.
If you find yourself dealing with water damage, no matter the source or reason, Rumsey Construction and Restoration is equipped with advanced technology, powerful tools, and industry-leading methods to make sure that your property is cleaned and repaired the right way. Serving Columbia, SC, and surrounding areas, Rumsey Construction and Restoration is available 24/7 to take care of your water repair needs right away. Our skilled water damage cleanup technicians will continually monitor moisture levels in your property until it is completely dry to get your life back to normal. We have years of experience doing residential and commercial water damage cleanup in the Carolinas, and will properly and adequately handle all of your water damage cleanup needs.