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We experienced water damage in our home and are now going through the drying process. Do we need to monitor the water damage drying equipment?

The water damage drying equipment must be monitored regularly by your restoration professional. But you should leave it alone.

The specialized drying equipment used by professionals is not like your household fan. It is industrial grade and much more powerful. In addition, every water-damaged site is different and should be treated as such. Because certain areas of the home are more difficult to dry than others, each job should have a customized monitoring plan to ensure that all areas are dried thoroughly.

Typically, high-speed industrial fans and dehumidifiers used are positioned to facilitate the drying process, as well as to control the humidity and moisture levels. Once the water is extracted and drying has begun, the equipment should be checked to see if adjustments need to be made, and to make sure the moisture and humidity levels in the home are being regulated. Until the air is back to normal, mold is a possibility. The drying equipment is made to run continually and should not be moved or turned off by the homeowner. Leave that to the professionals.

With Roto-Rooter, the actual cleaning and drying time of your home and contents will be determined by the scope of the water damage, as well as the time it takes to meet the drying standard. Our drying equipment, dehumidifiers and air sanitizers are left onsite at your home to complete the water clean-up process. Our advanced equipment is repositioned or removed only when the temperature, humidity and moisture testing confirms that affected areas have been dried to approved standards.

The IICRC certified water restoration professionals at Roto-Rooter are experienced in getting your home back in working order as quickly as possible after water damage occurs.

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