What Water Damage Restoration Professionals Do That You Can’t

When your Colorado property suffers from water damage, you’re often encouraged to call in a water damage restoration professional to do the clean-up and repairs. But why? Aren’t you able to take care of it yourself? What makes what restoration professionals do superior to what the average joe can do?

Water Damage Restoration Equipment

Water damage restoration has evolved significantly over the years. For instance, once it involved throwing out most damaged contents and replacing building materials. Restoration professionals were limited in the resources they had and the technology was still in its infancy stage. But today, innovative technology is more effective, efficient, and less expensive. Let’s look at a few examples:

  • Powerful Truck Mounted Vacuums: These are useful for removing large amounts of water quickly. A typical truck mount vacuum sucks up about 25 gallons of water per minute. And since their suction is so strong, they can quickly remove almost every drop of water from a saturated carpet.
  • Desiccant Dehumidifiers: These are used in specific conditions. Desiccants release dry, warm air (110°F and 5% relative humidity) in high humidity conditions to remove moisture from the atmosphere. This is accomplished by using silica gel to absorb airborne water particles. (A tiny example of that is found in the packages of some products.) Desiccant dehumidifiers are very effective and even operate in below-freezing temperatures.
  • LGR Dehumidifiers: These can lower relative humidity to as low as 10% and remove up to 25 gallons of water from the air each day. This is a huge increase from a few years ago when simple dehumidifiers could only reduce relative humidity to 40% and remove only 5 gallons of water a day from the air.
  • Intra-Wall Drying: This technology dries the insides of walls without removing and replacing wet drywall. How it works is the baseboards are first removed and small holes are drilled through the drywall in that area. Air is then forced into the cavity behind the wall while powerful fans (air movers) blow air on the outside of the wall, causing wet walls to dry much faster.
  • Air Movers: These are very powerful, high CFM fans. These work much more efficiently and faster than a typical box fan. The high movement of air they produce greatly speeds up the evaporation process. This not only dries your property quickly but also helps to ensure no further water damage can occur.
  • Floor Mat Systems: These enable professional water restoration contractors to dry hardwood floors fast. Applying the power of a high-pressure blower, these mats vacuum water vapor right through the surface of the floor. At one time, wood floors that had been warped by water were immediately torn up and replaced. These floor mat systems can save hardwood floors in many instances.

The Benefits of Advanced Drying Techniques

Besides the benefits of professional drying equipment that were already mentioned, there are also these:

  • Mold prevention - Faster drying times decrease the danger of mold growth, thus helping to prevent health issues, including respiratory infections and allergic reactions. Lower humidity levels don’t allow mold to grow.
  • Lower expenses - Many building materials once automatically disposed of now can be restored and not replaced. Reduced drying times also mean lower restoration costs and allow lives and businesses to return to normal more quickly.

As water restoration equipment has advanced, so have the procedures and training undertaken by water damage restoration professionals. Cyclone Kleen Up uses the latest equipment and we put our staff through IICRC continuing education (CE) classes.

Our certified and experienced team uses the most advanced scientific methods along with sophisticated equipment to get your Colorado home or business back to pre-loss condition quickly, professionally, and with personal attention to every detail.

So, the most important thing that needs to be done is to identify and stop the water source before water damage can spread. This may be difficult for you to do, and If you’re looking for expert restoration services in Pueblo or Colorado Springs, Colorado then call the professionals at 719-299-3887 or click Cyclone Kleen Up. Our recovery team will assess your damage, work with your insurance company, and immediately provide the required services that will keep your Colorado property safe and protected.