When a Lakeland water damage happens, it’s not enough for you to simply clean up and remove the water. There is pressure for the water damage company to restore the homes to their former glory and to allow the families to go back and enjoy the comfort of their homes again.
After the removal of the water, your walls, ceilings, and flooring may look dry but once you touch them, you know that they are still wet to the touch. Most building materials, after all, are porous and would retain significant amount of water. The retained water will make these materials swell and break down. It may also cause the presence and growth of mold and mildew.
What the water damage company must do is to do a post-cleanup procedure on the areas affected. This means that they are responsible for tidying up, drying, and removing the remaining moisture from the ceilings, walls, and flooring. To remove the remaining moisture from the buildings, most companies would manipulate the temperature and the humidity through a specialized equipment.
The equipment to be used are most likely industrial air movers and dehumidifiers. These are nothing like the commercial-grade home dehumidifiers you can pick up from a bodega. These humidifiers are built to remove water retained by building materials and other hard-to-access moisture. This should be done to ensure that no remaining water or moisture will get in the way of a family living in their home again.
But another piece of the equation, and probably the most important one, is the monitoring of the moisture level of the buildings. This can be done by constant and regular maintenance and checkups, as well as through the use of a monitoring equipment attached somewhere in your buildings. This equipment will monitor the progress of the removal of the remaining moisture, as well as ensuring that there no moisture is pooled again.
Monitoring the floors and walls and ceilings makes sure that there was no area left untouched by the water damage company. This is for the safety and the security of the occupants of the buildings that were damaged by water.
This is why it’s important that the right company handles your Lakeland water damage building woes. The right company will have the proper high-grade equipment and the technical know-how to ensuring that the buildings remain protected from moisture, mold, mildew, and other environmental factors.