Pumping water out of your home or your commercial building is just one of the first few phases to an actual restoration. Restoring your property goes beyond the function of a high-power pump. Of course, water damage can be quite serious, which is why it is handled first.

Serious Water Damage

Water damage in Seattle can inflict both short term and long term effects. The more direct, short term damage includes damages to your home and your belongings. The long term and often overlooked effects of water damage include serious health threats.

While you can always turn your submersible pump on and pump out huge volumes of water out of your property, that doesn’t mean you are free to neglect the damage your property may already have sustained.

Certain crevices in remote portions of your home or office have to be dealt with lest it turn into a haven for mold and mildew. And even if the water you’re pumping out of your property is uncontaminated, you still have to deal with the humidity.

Different Types of Drying Equipment

What you really need to get rid of all the water droplets and the moisture from the air, from your things, and from the hidden crevices of your walls, floors, and furniture is a drying system that employs trusty drying equipment.

Here are the types of drying equipment that you’ll find helpful in removing moisture not only in the air, but also in the hidden crevices of your home and in your furniture.

  • Air movers — fan-like equipment that lets out huge volumes of air to enhance the evaporating rate of water and moisture in walls and floors. On certain cases, operators install “tents” made of plastic sheets over the sources of moisture such as walls and floors to lessen the area to be worked on, thus improving efficiency and reducing operating time.
  • Dehumidifiers — equipment that draw out moisture content from the air in a room. Dehumidifiers put the science of condensation into action, letting humid air pass through its cold coils to condense the air and convert the moisture in the said air into water droplets. These water droplets are then collected in a pan while the cooled air is made to pass through the warm coils of the humidifier before it is released back into the room.
  • Freeze Dryers — work best for paper products damaged by water. These sorts of equipment are handy for commercial and office establishments that typically require the restoration of their documents. A freeze dryer is “sublimation” at work.

If you happen to be someone who lives in a flood-prone area, it is a must to keep the contact details of a reliable restoration crew at hand. They usually have such drying equipment ready should you ever need their assistance.

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