Step 4: Drying and Dehumidification
Our Water Damage Restoration Process

Properly Drying Your Austin Property After Water Damage Occurs

Water removal is an important part of the water damage restoration process, but even after the water extraction is complete, there are other steps that our SERVPRO team will need to take. Ensuring that the walls and floors of your Austin home or business are properly dried and dehumidified are one of those. Properly dried floors and walls help prevent against the onset of mold, a cause for concern after any type of water damage has ensued.

Although it may appear that once the excess water has been removed, that your floors and walls are dry, upon touching them you'll see they are still wet. Remember that all construction materials are porous - that includes drywall, wood and your flooring materials. And in addition to possible mold issues, any water that's retained by these elements will eventually cause them to rot, warp or break down. When that occurs, the damage can be much more difficult and costly to fix, so it's important to utilize proper drying techniques from the getgo.

SERVPRO of East Central Austin utilizes drying techniques based upon scientific principles, and top of the line equipment, to ensure that your Austin property is properly restored. Our SERVPRO water damage cleanup specialists are highly trained and certified, and available 24/7 for any water damage emergency. Our Austin experts can also perform a mold inspection and mold remediation should your Austin property be in need of those services.

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.

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