Step 4: Drying and Dehumidification
Our Water Damage Restoration Process

Once the excess water has been removed from the material, floors and walls may appear dry, but a quick inspection will reveal they are wet to the touch. Our trained teams at SERVPRO® of Sumner County have state of the art moisture meters that they can use to penetrate the materials to find out just how saturated they are. Nearly all building material, like wood, drywall and flooring materials are porous and therefore retain water when a damage occurs. This retained water can cause the materials to break down, warp or cause mold damage if not detected and dried accordingly.

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