Structural Drying & Dehumidification
Structural Drying & Dehumidification
After your facility has experienced flooding or water damage of any kind, it is important that you dry your property and have the excess moisture removed as soon as possible. Delaying the process could lead to mold and structural damages that affect employees and your business.
With over twenty years of experience in water damage mitigation, Cotton Global Disaster Solutions delivers top quality service and commercial-grade equipment to protect your facility now and in the future.
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Extracting the water after a disaster event is the first of many steps in the water damage mitigation process. Standing water evaporates and quickly absorbs into porous surfaces or materials in your building. Without adequate attention and powerful technology, the absorbed moisture in your walls, flooring, and HVAC system could quickly produce mold and, over time, lead to health issues or structural failure.
Trusting Cotton GDS with every phase of the water damage mitigation process will ensure your business receives the prompt and proper care it deserves.
The Drying & Dehumidification Process
- Upon arriving at your facility, Cotton GDS will immediately assess the damage and design a plan of action that minimizes business interruption.
- Crews will then begin the water extraction process by using commercial-grade equipment that absorbs, drains, pumps, or vacuums the affected area.
- Using air movers, dehumidifiers and/or desiccant drying techniques, Cotton GDS will remove excess moisture in the air and dry porous surfaces in the affected areas.
Throughout the procedure, Cotton GDS will consistently monitor the moisture levels to ensure every area of your building returns to its dry standard. This tried-and-true process will eliminate immediate threats caused by water intrusion and prevent potential damages in the future, so that you and your employees can continue operating in a safe environment.
Frequently Asked Questions
+ What is the difference between structural drying & dehumidification?
Structural drying and dehumidification both play essential roles in the water damage mitigation process, but each performs a different task.
- Structural drying is the process of removing moisture from materials.
- Dehumidification consists of removing moisture from the air.
+ Why is it important to get structural drying and dehumidification services done as soon as possible?
Structural drying and dehumidification are necessary after a disaster because they extract moisture that could be hiding behind walls, under flooring, and in your HVAC system. If left untreated, these moist areas could lead to mold or damaged materials that put your structure in danger.
+ How long is the water damage restoration process?
The water damage restoration process varies and the timeline is dependant on the extent of the damage. Speak to a Cotton GDS representative today for a prompt assessment and estimate.
Following a tropical storm, a major industrial manufacturing plant experienced over four feet of water intake across 21 buildings on its 150-acre facility. Cotton GDS established strategic mitigation plans to extract the water quickly, execute debris and damage removal, and perform dehumidification of the property. The client saved millions of dollars by partnering with Cotton GDS and utilizing our turnkey suite of services.