Structural Drying is very important because the areas that are more likely to mold or rot are the areas that you can’t see such as wall cavities. If the water is not removed quickly and the area dried, there can be mold growth, rot, and bad smells. Even if the water appear only to be on the floor, the walls can quickly wick it up, and this leads to structural damage.
After location and evaluating the water damage on your structure, our members can begin the drying process. Of course, the first step is to stop the leaks that were found. Then, using dryers, fans, and dehumidifiers, the next step is to get the water to evaporate as quickly as possible.
If there is water intrusion into the walls, demolition might be necessary. The baseboards will possibly need to be removed to get air flow in contact with the porous structures in the wall cavities. If any insulation has gotten wet, this will have to be taken out. Thus, the walls might be cut open for air movement or repair of the interior. The wall can be repaired and repainted after the area is dried out.
Your insurance company may or may not cover your water damage–it will depend on your policy. However, our members have plenty of experience dealing with insurance companies and will provide detailed reports for insurance claims. The complete written report will include digital photos and the moisture readings from the equipment.