Structural Drying of Water Damaged Properties

Carpet cleaners, which are typically known as “restorers”, do not structurally dry properties properly, and this can cause more damage than you would expect.

An Example – Water causes a flood in the home and both the underlay material and the carpet become wet, below this, there is a a concrete slab that also gets wet. Gyp-rock walls then absorbs the water, and the pine frames, which are inside, also become wet.

Photo of structural drying in a ceiling

With most professional carpet cleaners, water is sucked out, and air movers will dry the underlay and carpet. But, secondary damage can still occur; this is a result of the concrete slab absorbing the water. The gyp-rock also has a paper lining, and this can absorb a great deal of water as well. If this is an area with high humidity levels, mould is bound to form on the gyp-rock and the back lining of the carpet. Once mould forms, you have to replace the carpet. Frames also have to be cleaned and ice blasted or sanded, to get rid of the mould; for all of these reasons, drying the structure is very important.

Our specialised equipment can dry under cupboards, the walls, inside the ceiling cavities, and crawlspaces.

It is pivotal to have all the right moisture detecting equipment in place as well, and the Delmhorst Moisture Meter is one of the best available. It has a penetrating, and non penetrating, hygrometer, and hammer meter; it also has download capabilities.

Photo of structural drying in a bathroom

Restoration Express has introduced the Force 9 axial fan, which has 3700 cubic feet/ minute of air, in comparison to 1150, which is what is found with traditional fans. So, drying is completed faster, making your customers happier. The Phoenix focus axial fan, which is equivalent to the force 9 fan, produces over 3000 cubic feet/minute, making it more than just a fan.

You can reach the Brisbane, structural drying team today at 1800 00 10 10, and can reach us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, in the event of an emergency job.

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Call our team at All Aces, for all of your structural drying service needs.