Water Restoration Services
Precision Environmental can dry faster and get you in your home quicker.
Over the past several years a new method of drying has developed. Although refrigerant and desiccant drying are probably the most known and practiced methods of drying, heat drying has become a new favorite. The use of convective heat has been shown to be the most effective drying process under many sets of drying circumstances.
It is somewhat of an irony to call heat drying “new” as it is a practice that we use in our everyday lives and have for some time. For example, fabrics dry rapidly when placed in a revolving heat box with air movement. We call this heat box a “clothes drier”. The fabrics are exposed to air movement and heat and the moisture is evaporated from the material and removed from the box. As long as the evaporated moisture is removed, the fabrics will dry. Applying high temperatures to a wet structure is not as simple, but the concept is the same.
Benefits of drying with Heat
The benefits of heat drying are many. In a March 2006 article in Indoor Environment Connections, the following benefits to heat drying were listed.
It provides a faster and more efficient drying process to carpet, drywall, acoustic ceilings and insulation.
It provides a more thorough and complete drying process through which building materials are restorable.
It reduces business-loss interruption so tenants can reoccupy the building faster.
It decreases the drying time of large open-air spaces and vaulted ceilings.
It reduces secondary damage where building swelling and hardwood floors are not disposed.
It stops potentially harmful microbial growth that amplifies in the presence of moisture.
It increases building wellness because thorough heat drying procedures are able to benefit the wet building immediately.
It returns the building to its pre-loss moisture equilibrium at a faster rate.
Drying with Heat and Structural Pasteurization
Structural drying with Heat provides the benefits listed above, and adds a significant new element – structural pasteurization. This combination of effective, efficient drying and sanitization is unparalleled in the restoration industry.
The heat treatment process provides an engineered solution to drying contaminated structures. Precision utilizes specialized equipment and processes and have received a significant level of training. This unique combination of technology and experience provides them with the ability to heat a structure to the appropriate temperature to effectively dry the structure and sanitize it, while minimizing the potential for damage to both structure and contents.