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Flooding can cause tremendous damage in a span of minutes. However, remediating the problem often takes far longer. Moisture has the ability to seep into areas where it is difficult to remove, and that can spurn on other problems like mold growth, structural rot, and more. The first step to repairing any major water damage is always to dry the affected area, and the team at Dryzone Inc has the tools and experience to thoroughly and completely handle any structural drying needs throughout Southwest Florida.

Our structural drying services can remove moisture from nearly anywhere, including:

  • Structural timber
  • Drywall & construction materials
  • Flooring
  • Fabrics & textiles
  • Wooden features (cabinets, furniture, etc.)

Dryzone Inc offers detail-focused and thorough structural drying to start your restoration project off on the right foot. We have seen all sorts of flooding in our years in the industry, and we understand what it takes to ensure a complete and total drying process. We have the tools that move high volumes of air for faster drying and evaporation, and we carefully and meticulously control humidity and indoor air quality to speed the process along as much as possible.

If your best efforts to dry your home seem to be going nowhere, reach out to Dryzone Inc! Call us at  (239) 360-5207today and we’ll be there to help as soon as possible.

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How to Quickly & Completely Dry a Flooded Building

Drying a flooded building is no small task. Much like drying your clothes takes a considerable amount of time, drying out a waterlogged structure requires considerable time and effort. The drying process typically involves the use of high-capacity fans that move a ton of air and water vapor out of your home.

The drying process uses several of these fans to move air and force it to collect as much water as possible. While these fans are running, we typically keep the windows in your home or business open in order to allow fresh air to filter in and keep humidity levels down. However, if outdoor humidity levels are too high or it isn’t safe to keep your windows open, we keep them closed. We also typically combine these fans with a dehumidifier to remove evaporated water from the air so it can be properly disposed of.

How Long Does it Take to Dry Out Water Damage?

The amount of time it takes to dry your building will vary based on the size of your building, the type of materials you use, and the severity of your flooding. For smaller projects, we may be able to have your area dry in as little as a few hours. However, bigger flooding and water damage issues, such as natural disaster and storm damage, can take several days to completely dry out.

Why You Need a Professional to Dry Your Structure After a Water Leak or Flood

Drying a structure after a water leak or flood is not a simple task nor one suitable for DIY methods. Structural drying requires professional expertise for several reasons:

  • Improper drying can cause expensive long-term problems. Water can quickly penetrate into various building materials, such as walls, floors, and ceilings, causing hidden moisture pockets that are difficult to detect. Improper drying can result in long-term damage, such as mold growth, structural weakening, and rot.
  • Water damage restoration requires specialized equipment. Professionals are equipped with high-capacity dehumidifiers, air movers, and moisture meters, to effectively remove excess moisture from the affected areas. Professionals have access to and are trained in the use of these specialized tools, which are essential for efficient and thorough drying.
  • Proper drying techniques depend on specialized knowledge. Professionals have the knowledge and experience to assess a range of important factors and develop a customized drying plan to ensure optimal results. They consider things like the extent of the water damage, the type of building materials affected, and environmental conditions. 
  • Water remediation professionals can also help you with mold. Mold growth is a common concern after water damage, and improper drying can promote mold growth, which can pose health risks to occupants and further damage the structure. Professionals are trained in mold remediation protocols and can take necessary precautions to prevent mold growth during the drying process.
  • Working with a professional is often required by insurers. Insurance requirements may mandate the use of certified professionals for water damage restoration in order to ensure proper assessment, documentation, and restoration procedures.
  • Time is crucial in water damage restoration. Delayed or incomplete drying can result in additional damage and higher repair costs. Professionals, especially those with 24-hour emergency availability, can respond promptly, assess the situation quickly, and implement effective drying techniques to mitigate further damage.

Hear From Our Valued Customers

  • “They took the time to not only clean everything immaculately, but also to explain every step along the way.” - Emily M.
  • “Dryzone Inc did a great job removing the mold in our kitchen, they were timely, and professional, and kept us informed every step of the way.” - Dave S.
  • “Dryzone Inc was very easy to work with and made sure I understood each step through the process.” - Kip F.
  • “I have been working with Dryzone Inc for 4 years now. I can always depend on the team to be punctual and prepared.” - Jordan C.
  • “They came within about an hour of our flooding from a broken water pipe. Couldn't ask for better service.” - Joe L.
  • “Dryzone Inc's response time and workmanship were exceptional in taking on a major project which was caused by water damage.” - Angelo I.
  • “The staff at Dryzone Inc are always ready to assist without hesitation and do a phenomenal job keeping us updated as to the progress of the project.” - James J.
  • “The technician did a wonderful job for us. He was polite and efficient and it was obvious he cared for the work he was doing.” - Barry H.

Stop Mold Growth Before It Starts

Drying your home is so important because damp materials and moist air fuel mold and mildew growth like gasoline fuels a fire. It isn’t uncommon to see mold growth starting within 24 to 48 hours of suffering flooding or water damage, so drying these areas out is crucial to stop the spread. This is why we encourage anyone who has suffered serious water damage to call us for help right away—we’re available for emergencies and can come to you to start your damage restoration project as soon as possible.

Start your restoration process with thorough drying from Dryzone Inc! Contact us today.

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Our Expert Technicians Answer YOur Questions

  • What are the benefits of using my own restoration provider?
    When you hire us, we work for you and work to get your property repaired on time and with the highest quality. We’re also a one-stop shop, meaning not only can we help dry out and remove mold, but we’ll also repair it to its pre-loss condition. Using the insurance company’s preferred vendor may not offer the most experienced technicians and you’re not quite sure who you’ll have in your home, also in many instances, you’ll have to hire a separate general contractor or repair company to build back what the restoration company tore down. All our technicians are WRT certified (Water Restoration Technician) through the IICRC and all technicians are also fully pre-qualified and background checked. We’re fully insured and bonded and are ready to help you get your life back to the way it was before your loss. Call us today at (239) 360-5207 and let us help you get back on track.
  • Do I have to use the restoration company my insurance tells me?
    Absolutely not. Most times insurance companies act in their own interest and will offer you the cheapest restoration company around. Even though they may be certified, they’re working for the insurance company. We always suggest shopping around and finding the restoration provider you trust and feel the most comfortable using. We work with all insurance carriers and can handle billing through whatever carrier you have.
  • How do you know if you have mold?
    There are several symptoms of a mold problem. Musty smells, dampness, discoloration, excessive allergies. If you notice any of these issues you may have a mold issue. We can do both a visual inspection and if need be, hire a 3rd party air quality test to ensure results are not biased.
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