DIY Water Extraction & Drying

Professional Help

When a structure has experienced a water damage intrusion event or has excessive building moisture within, it’s almost always wise to have an experienced professional water damage restoration company perform the work. Small water damage spills in the downstairs stairs floor can sometimes be processed by the homeowner with satisfactory results, if special attention is given to locating all the surfaces that the spilled water has come into contact with, and all building materials and furnishings are dried out immediately.

The Unknowns

There are six ingredients to help you best understand a DIY water damage restoration scenario:

DIY Water Damage Restoration Challenges!

  1. Drier western states with low levels of humidity are best suited for DIY water damage restoration.
  2. Not all local rental yards rent moisture detection meters and Air
  3. Most all rental yards do not rent commercial portable type dehumidifiers.
  4. Where to place the equipment, and for how long, is not known by consumers.
  5. What to do before placing the equipment is unknown.
  6. What and how to repair affected building materials is another unknown.

 A Job for ProsWater Damage RestorationEquipment

Most often it is wise to seek out professional help!- Dealing with the typical water damage event that has intruded into the home, or where excessive moisture content is discovered, is a job for professionals.  Structural water intrusion is elusive to detect for most non-professionals, other than the visible areas affected.  It is for this central reason that complete discovery of all areas where water intrusion has occurred, and excessive moisture is found should be dealt with by a professional. Water damage repair, water damage restoration, and thorough drying are required as soon as possible.

 The Right Equipment and Expertise

Professional water damage restoration contractors have the expertise and training to be familiar with the many facets related to expertly extracting, and drying out a structure and all of its contents.  By use of specialized wet detection instrumentation and drying equipment, they can target problem areas within the structure. Types of water damage, or sewage entering into the structure dictate what course of action is best deployed for a water extraction and drying process to take place.

Good Advice

Damp areas left un-dried causes mold growth within the home; it is supremely important that all wet or damp areas within dwellings or structures be thoroughly dried out. Excessive mold growth will result in the need for expensive mold remediation. Best advice is to call the pros and have the job done right the first time.