Fast action and correct repair are crucial after a water damage emergency. Water can cause extensive property damage as excess moisture can get absorbed into porous building materials and decompose them and condense in the air which leads to secondary damage. If proper structural drying and industrial dehumidification are done within 48 hours of the damage, you can significantly reduce long-term property damage. You can also reduce the risk of mold growth as mold can grow within days after water damage occurs.
At Target Restoration, we provide effective dehumidification and structural drying services to help homes and businesses in Waco, TX and the surrounding central Texas communities recover after sustaining water damage. Our licensed professionals are experienced when it comes to drying structural elements and other content affected by water and we will get your property restored as quickly as possible.
Our extended network of IICRC certified Master Water Restorers will provide the following with our dehumidification and structural drying services:
- Structural drying
- Desiccant drying
- Mold removal
You can expect our professionals to remove any water or moisture from your property, dry affected materials, and restore your property to its pre-disaster state.
In an emergency, every minute counts. This is especially true with water damage as the longer you wait to take action, the more time the water has to spread and get absorbed into porous building materials. Our central Texas emergency response team can be at your property within an hour of your initial call to start the restoration.
You can expect our technicians to take the following actions upon our arrival:
- We will start the restoration process immediately when we arrive with our industrial dehumidification and drying equipment.
- We will assess the extent of the damage and take a calculated approach to the restoration.
- We use aggressive, targeted drying techniques.
- We work quickly to get your property back to normal
Structural Drying: Step-by-Step
Our certified professionals are trained and prepared to dry structural elements in homes and commercial buildings. When we arrive at your property, we immediately evaluate water damaged areas, take measurements, and determine the right approach.
Our structural drying process includes the following steps:
Non-Invasive Electronic Moisture Detection
Our technicians start by measuring the moisture levels throughout your home or business with advanced electronic moisture detection meters. This non-invasive technology allows us to measure wall interiors and building cavity moisture levels without causing further damage to your property. We can then use the results to customize the best approach to dry your property quickly and efficiently.
Using psychrometric factors such as room measurement, saturation levels, and calculations of thermodynamic properties for air and water vapors, our technicians determine the equipment and layout needed for effective drying. Constant monitoring with non-invasive moisture meters helps us control and manage the drying process.
Water and excess moisture must be removed before the drying can take place. Using advanced equipment, our technicians can extract standing water as well as moisture that has been soaked into affected materials. It is important for building structures to be dried thoroughly with the correct methods to prevent structural damage and mold growth.
We remove waterlogged building materials and content to create airflow for the drying process. Proper airflow to all affected areas is critical for thorough drying. Our technicians can treat a variety of building materials including wood, drywall, flooring, ceilings, crawl spaces, interior walls, foundation walls, subflooring, concrete, and attics. If the affected building materials are not dried correctly, they will show signs of damage.
Residential and commercial drying services are tailored to each situation. We create the best airflow patterns and strategically place the drying equipment in the ideal locations for thorough structural drying.
We use the following equipment for the drying and dehumidification process:
- Industrial blowers: Our industrial blowers are precise, industrial strength instruments that are ideal for drying after residential floods in rooms or properties of various square footage.
- Desiccant dehumidifiers: Desiccant drying is a large-scale, highly controlled warm air drying method that is often used for extreme water saturation.
- Moisture meters: Throughout the drying process, we take ongoing moisture measurements and use infrared camera technology to track our progress. This constant monitoring allows us to better target and enhance our drying process.
Residential and Commercial Dehumidification
It is important that the moisture level in the air in your property is returned to normal after water damage. Using top grade hygrometers and electronic moisture detection, our moisture remediation specialists will strategize the dehumidification process and take a targeted approach to get your property restored. We can also treat abandoned or neglected properties that have sustained excessive, long-term water damage.
If your home or business in Waco, TX or the surrounding areas of central Texas has sustained water damage, do not hesitate to contact Target Restoration for our structural drying and dehumidification services.
We are available 24 hours a day at (877) 741-9026 for emergency drying services.