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Dehumidification 101


In regards to water damage repair, there are many vocabulary words we would like you to know. This is part one of a blog series regarding vocabulary and defining important insurance words throughout the mitigation process.

What is dehumidification?

Dehumidification can be defined as the process of removing moisture from the air and moving it away from the affected area you are drying out.

In restoration, dehumidification is an important tool for drying and restoring an environment after a water damage. Water damage dehumidifiers quickly and efficiently extract water, dry flooring and walls, and curb harmful mold growth. They are large and sturdy pieces of equipment but, they work very effectively when used by a professional.


Why is dehumidification an important part of drying out a water damage?

Dehumidification is helping to prevent secondary damage. Examples: walls bleeding, saturation, additional moisture. This reduces the dew point inside of the building. The dehus keep the building under the dew point and in turn prevent secondary damage. 

There are many steps in properly drying out a water damage, flood, leak, ext. Dehumidification plays a large role. If you have any additional questions or concerns regarding water damage or dehumidification in particular feel free to give a professional a call today.

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