Step 4: Drying and Dehumidification
Our Water Damage Restoration Process

After SERVPRO of Manchester/Mansfield removes the excess water, your floors and walls may appear dry. Don’t believe it. Do a quick inspection and you’ll see that even after extraction of thousands of gallons of water your floors and walls will still be wet to the touch. Know why? Wood, drywall, and most flooring materials are porous. They absorb water and once those materials have water inside them, the water’s hard to remove. Even the best water extraction equipment cannot get rid of all the moisture in soaked floors and walls. That remaining water can cause your floors and walls to break down, warp, swell, or suffer mold damage. This makes drying and dehumidification essential.

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.

Back to Step 3: Water Removal / Water Extraction

Forward to Step 5: Cleaning and Repair