When a flood happens in your home, you want to act fast to prevent any water damage and mold growth. At Ram Restoration, we understand that. That’s why we respond quickly to any flooding call we receive. Once we stop the flooding, we work to eliminate the water in your home or office. One way to help remove the water from the flooded area is through dehumidifiers. Flooding and dehumidifiers go hand-in-hand. Dehumidifiers help eliminate any extra water from an area. The more water present in an area, the more dehumidifiers you’ll need to remove the water. When you run a dehumidifier, you have many variables to consider. Below, we’ll go over when it’s necessary for you to run a dehumidifier in your home or office.
Preventing Mold After Flooding
Mold growth following a flood is a common occurrence. In order to prevent mold growth and water damage, you need to take preventative steps as soon as you can. The sooner you remove the water and start running a humidifier, the less likely you’ll have a mold problem on your hands. Remember, mold begins to grow within 24 to 48 after moisture exposure. Part of this entails making sure you have a mold remediation company ready to help. At Ram Restoration, we know what a quick response time means for your family. That’s why we aim for a 30 minute response time on all emergency calls.
Running a Dehumidifier
When it comes to running a dehumidifier in your home or office, you have many variables you need to discuss. Of course, the most important part is making sure you have a dehumidifier that works for the space it’s in. You don’t want a small dehumidifier for a large flood in your office. Conversely, you don’t necessarily need an industrial size dehumidifier for your home unless you had extensive flooding. Below, we’ll go over two of the main considerations for running a dehumidifier.
What’s the size of the area you need to dry out? If it’s a smaller area, like one section of your basement because you caught the flood early, you may not need as many dehumidifiers as someone with more extensive damage. Remember, the size of the flood also affects how long you’ll have to run the dehumidifier. The smaller the space, the shorter amount of time the dehumidifier needs to run.
Extent of Damage
You also need to think about the extent of damage in the area. Some materials are easier than others to remove water and mold from. In order to make sure everything works properly, check the area from time to time to see if you notice any improvements.
Flooding and dehumidifiers go hand-in-hand. When you run a dehumidifier, you reduce the risk of mold growth and water damage to your home or office. The sooner you start running a dehumidifier, the less likely mold growth happens or water damage spots appear. If you notice a residential or commercial flood, contact the professionals who know how to help. Contact Ram Restoration for your mold remediation and water damage restoration needs now.