When water enters a building, whether that’s a home or business in Tallahassee, it can cause a wide range of problems. There are some obvious issues, such as damage to carpeting and hardwood flooring, or to furniture. Damage to sheetrock is also obvious. However, there can be structural issues caused by flooding, as well. In this case, structural drying is needed to ensure a safe environment.
What is structural drying? Actually, the concept is relatively simple and straightforward. It’s really nothing more than using advanced technology and techniques to ensure that the moisture within a building’s structural elements is within what would be considered “dry”. Of course, it’s not so simple to achieve.
In order to ensure structural drying for a Tallahassee home or business, much of the nonstructural building will need to be removed, such as damaged sheetrock or ceiling tiles. This is done to expose the structural elements of the walls, floors, and ceilings. Once this is done, air can be forced through the building and then out, in order to wick away moisture. Dehumidifiers can also be used to reduce the ambient humidity level within the building and foster faster, more thorough drying.
One of the challenges with structural drying is ensuring that the interior of structural members are as dry as the exterior. If this is not the case, then mold can grow as moisture seeps from the core to the outside, and then into the newly reinstalled sheetrock around the structural members.
At FP Property Restoration, we offer advanced structural drying for homes and businesses in Tallahassee and the surrounding areas. We invite you to call us today at (888) 408-2335 to learn more.