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Drying Saturated Wood Elements in Anacortes Homes After Water Damage

10/6/2021 (Permalink)

Water pooling on wood floor, TV sitting on wooden structure in background Water can quickly damage wooden items in your home, from structural elements to furniture.

Carefully Drying Damaged Structural Elements is Critical to Restoring Anacortes Properties

Wood elements like cabinets, vanities, and flooring can all be quickly and decisively harmed by migrating moisture during a water damage incident. Immediate mitigative actions by our SERVPRO team can help reduce the destruction of exposed wood elements and the subsequent repairs necessary to restore that damage.

Water Removal Services and Surface Drying

One of the critical elements of water damage restoration for Anacortes homes and businesses is water removal services. Because pooling can destructively impact exposed property areas, our team must work quickly to manage these threats with efficient extraction equipment from our recovery inventory. While there are varying levels and types of extraction devices, these water removal tools are often submersible pumps or vacuum systems. 

Removing Trapped Moisture from Wood Planks

One of the consistently positive approaches to pulling trapped moisture from wood plank flooring is floor drying mats. These large mats attract moisture to the surface for collection and disposal. Tenting can make this process even more efficient and prevent more significant destruction of the planks and flooring materials. Monitoring moisture removal is vital at this time as well. 

Why Drying is Continually Monitored

It is vital to keep a close eye on the progress of water and moisture removal from flooring, fixtures, and other wood elements. It is not impossible to over-dry wood structures and contents, making over-drying as destructive as water damage. Monitoring the process of drying efforts involves several tools in our inventory, such as:

  • Surface moisture meters
  • Thermal imagery
  • Hygrometers

Removing trapped moisture from wood elements in your home after a water damage incident is a calculated process. We have multiple drying tools and options to help, beginning with water removal services and evaporative drying equipment like air movers and dehumidifiers. Our SERVPRO of Skagit County team can help make water damage "Like it never even happened," when you call (360) 873-8744.

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