Step 4: Drying and Dehumidification
Our Water Damage Restoration Process

The fourth step in the six step process is when SERVPRO of Morris/Ottawa starts the drying and dehumidification process. During this time our team will strategically place industrial grade fans and  dehumidifiers in the affected area to start drying your home or business. After the equipment is placed, a SERVPRO of Morris/Ottawa team member will return to your home daily to check on the equipment and check moisture levels to ensure your property is drying properly. The monitoring process also helps us ensure your property is drying quickly enough to not cause secondary damage such as mold growth or floor warping during the drying Water Restoration Process. 

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