In order to save carpet or flooring after a storm or flood has hit, it is essential to dry the area as soon as possible and by the most efficient means available. In the past, restoration contractors who dried carpets or flooring had very few options available to them. Not only was the equipment limited, mitigating the damage to a pre-loss condition was frequently ineffective.
The common practice at the time was to remove and discard a water-clogged carpet and pad as well as knock down the drywall. In turn, new materials had to be installed, which disrupted a home or business owner’s everyday activities. This former type of restoration was also costly for insurance companies.
No Need for Replacement
Today, carpet drying can be facilitated with innovative and updated techniques and equipment. In other words, the science of drying has improved substantially. As a result, water-damaged rugs, pads and drywall can be entirely restored without the need for replacement.
For instance, low-grain refrigerant (LGR) dehumidifiers are often employed for drying as are similar drying machines. Other drying equipment that may be used includes desiccant dehumidifiers as well as intra-wall drying machines.
This type of drying technology can remove as much as 16 gallons of water per day from the air. In the past, dehumidifiers struggled to pull as much as five gallons of moisture for the same operation. This kind of disparity represents a definite improvement in drying effectiveness. As a result, the equipment used today for drying water-damaged items or structures takes about forty-eight hours, compared to four or more days in previous times.
Regardless of the technology used for carpet drying work, the methods employed for drying today make the process go faster with less expense. Therefore, if you live in a storm belt, make sure you know who to call if you are ever impacted by a flood or rain. Use a service that is well-informed about today’s drying technologies.