Key Equipment used in Water Damage Restoration

By | February 17, 2016

Key Equipment used in Water Damage Restoration

Water mitigation is a form of residential water damage restoration that stops water from spreading. When water spreads, it can cause damage to the structure and contents of your home. Quick mitigation prevents this, lowering water damage restoration costs and preserving your peace of mind.

These are the essential steps to be followed while performing water damage restoration:

  • Assessment of the water damage.

  • Extraction of all the water.

  • Mold control and structural repairs.

  • Content pack-out.

  • Disinfection/Anti-Microbial Treatment

  • Sanitation/Deodorization

Speed is the key to successful water damage restoration

The effects of water damage can go quickly from bad to irreparable. Within minutes’ water damage can spread to other areas of your home. Within hours pressed wood swells and disintegrates and bacterial odour spreads throughout your home. Within days, water can cause severe complications and secondary damages resulting in disruptive, costly repairs.

Note: Drying Equipment’s are the key tools to reduce the risk of Mold

Moisture Detection Meters:

Undetected moisture continues to cause damage. The odour is on the minimal spectrum of damage. Greater damage includes delaminating, shrinking, splitting, and further deterioration of materials that result in the need for costly repairs. These moisture detection meters are used for detecting them.


These comes in handy in these situations. Both compression and suction are provided by the extractors used by water damage restoration specialists. Water is forced to the surface and extracted away.


Dehumidifiers are key water damage restoration tools. These heavy-duty dehumidifiers extract water quickly and efficiently. They dry floors and walls and curb mold growth. Water damage dehumidifiers usually have large wheels that aid in mobility. No-hassle condensate pumps on the dehumidifiers remove the water. Many dehumidifiers are ductless, which allows airflow that is most effective in drying.

Air Movers:

Air movers are revolutionary evaporative drying products that produce air velocities that are helpful on hard-to-dry areas like carpets and pads, walls, and sub-floors. Airflow is directed toward problematic corners where the floor meets the wall. Using an air mover can reduce the secondary damage that stems from trapped humidity. The damage includes side-effects of mildew, mold, and fungi, and structural damage.

Air Scrubbers:

Air scrubbing devices are designed exclusively for the water and fire restoration industry. An air scrubber captures removable airborne particles. The air scrubber must perform at least four air changes in an hour to be effective. The air scrubber has the unique ability to depressurize the damaged site and continually filter indoor air to prevent contamination from spreading. Contaminated air from places that are hard to access or too small for an air scrubbing device is drawn by an adapter.

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