When a structure has had water damage or flooding, it is very important to dry the effected areas out as quickly as possible. This is because of the continued damage to the property and risk to the health of it’s occupants. If the wood frame, carpets, concrete flooring, wood flooring, and more is allowed to remain wet, more damage can occur through wood rot, and deterioration of other substances.
Wiring can corrode, and add the risk of a fire later on. Mould can form and grow within the frame of the structure and pose a serious health risk to anyone who comes into the area. Because of all of this, it is vital to dry any structure out completely as soon as it can be done.
What does Heat Drying do?
In most cases, the fastest way to dry a structure out is heat. Forcing heated air over the room which has been wet will cause the water to evaporate. In order to get the liquid in the area to evaporate, one would implement a continuous drop in the vapour pressure of the room by using dehumidifying techniques. Moving the heated air over the wet surfaces will also help force the liquid to evaporate. When the heat is added to the dehumidifying process, it increases the vibration and the kinetic energy of the liquid molecules, which helps them to evaporate more quickly into the air.