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The Most Important Step in Water Damage Restoration

9/30/2020 (Permalink)

When you call a water restoration company such as SERVPRO of Hawaii/Maui to assess a water-damaged property, our goal is to create a plan of action and then implement it to restore your home to how it was before the water damage occurred. One of the most crucial steps in our water damage restoration process is the dry out

Due to the fluid nature of water, it can get deep into your drywall, your baseboards, and all kinds of other places. When there is a water damage emergency in your Maui house, simply airing out a room or using a fan is not likely to be sufficient to dry out an area before it becomes seriously water damaged. It’s always best to call a certified water mitigation specialist to come examine your property, make a plan of action, and then begin the dry out process.

SERVPRO of Hawaii/Maui offers residents and businesses all over the region 24-hour emergency restoration services. Our locally owned and operated water damage repair and restoration company responds fast to all sorts of water damage, knowing that time is of the essence, and can make the difference between minor surface damage and major structural damage. Contact us online or call (808) 329-6560 to get help!

The Water Damage Dry Out Process

In most cases, one of the most important parts of the repair and restoration process following water damage is the dry out. The dry out is all about one thing: MITIGATION. Before any restoration can really begin, it’s important to get your home dry in order to stop the damage from continuing to worsen. For safety reasons, as well as for mitigating mold growth and preventing structural damage, getting your property dry fast is crucial. Our water restoration company uses equipment such as industrial-strength fans and dehumidifiers to thoroughly dry your property, both the surface and, more importantly, the deeper, more structural parts of the building. If your insurance covers water damage restoration, which it usually does, it will also often require you get the dry out started as soon as possible — so it is in both your private and your financial interest to get the house dry as soon as possible. 

After getting your home ready for the dry out process by turning off the power, checking for any gas leaks, and making sure the building is still structurally sound and safe to work in, we begin the process of drying. As a start, opening windows and using professional equipment to promote air flow is important for drying things out. 

What tends to drag out the dry out process the longest are areas such as insulation, wallpaper, and backboards. These areas are particularly good at creating a “seal” that holds moisture in the walls. There are a number of methods we can implement to help these areas dry out faster. 

When drying out your home, containment is a top priority. Our dry out crew approaches the project with the goal of halting further damage, and prioritize containment and damage reduction to your home. 

Get Professional Water Damage Restoration Services in Maui

The dry out process involves a number of steps and strategies, depending on how your home has been damaged by water. To prevent your home from becoming permanently impacted by water damage, it’s vital to hire professional restoration specialists to implement water damage repair and restoration techniques. Whether the water damage has been caused by a plumbing issue or by a storm, acting immediately to get the water dried out and the restoration underway can be the difference between an expensive bill that you have to pay and a less expensive bill that is covered by your insurance. For a stress-free claims process, SERVPRO can help manage the insurance paperwork and process. Call for details.

Hire SERVPRO of Hawaii/Maui for water damage restoration now!

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