Commercial Rapid Structural Drying

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If your commercial property has been affected by a flood or water leak, it’s essential to properly dry the area to prevent further structural damage, mold, and mildew. Water damage of any magnitude demands timely and professional assistance, especially in conditions such as:

  • A pool of standing water after a leak or flood
  • Saturated carpets or upholstered furniture
  • Stained, wet drywall that feels mushy to the touch and is sagging
  • Water that has been sitting for more than a day
  • Buildup of water behind crawl spaces or walls

Fortunately, the experts at Rainbow Restoration® provide safe commercial rapid structural drying covering water extraction, active evaporation, dehumidification, and temperature control to restore your business to its best possible condition.

Don’t let your building succumb to additional water damage — give us a call at (855) 724-6269 or request an appointment online!

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Rapid Structural Drying Service and Process 

Rapid structural drying is the process of removing excess and trapped moisture from building materials like carpets and upholstered items and from behind walls, ceilings, and floors.

Structural drying consists of four parts: water extraction, airflow, structural dehumidification, and temperature regulation.

  1. Water extraction: Rainbow Restoration service professionals use state-of-the-art equipment to extract water from your soft surfaces using powerful industrial vacuums.
  2. Airflow (active evaporation): After floods or leaks, wood framing, drywall, and flooring are usually saturated with water. Our professionals evaporate the water using industrial air movers that project a highly focused, powerful air stream for drying walls, wood framing, carpeting, and other soft surfaces. For instance, a 10' x 10' room will require four air movers to completely dry the room.
  3. Structural dehumidification: Although air movers can dry out the moisture from affected areas, there still could be remnants of vapor in the air. This is where the dehumidification process comes in. Dehumidifiers work to extract moisture out of the air, put it into a liquid state, and remove it from your structure. Without proper dehumidification, moisture is absorbed back into surfaces like carpets and upholstered furniture, which can cause further damage from mold growth.
  4. Temperature regulation: Our professionals maintain the appropriate temperature in areas riddled with water damage. The ideal temperature to dry out most items is 70 to 90 degrees Fahrenheit (21 to 32 degrees Celsius) to prevent mold from forming.

Rainbow Restoration offers a variety of disaster emergency services including mold removal and cleanup, content processing, board-up and tarp-over services, and full-service reconstruction so that you don’t have to coordinate with multiple third-party vendors for repairs.

Our specialists are fully trained to inspect, restore, and clean your building using industry best practices set by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC).

Rapid Structural Drying Benefits 

When done right, rapid structural drying can provide several benefits to commercial properties, such as:

  • Saves time in the repair and restoration process
  • Prevents further building damage
  • Uses minimally invasive techniques
  • Mitigates mold and bacteria growth

Rainbow Restoration makes it a priority to deliver around-the-clock service 365 days a year. We understand that floods don’t stick to normal business hours, so we’re available 24/7 to take your call.

FAQs About Commercial Rapid Structural Drying

What is the structural drying process for a building?

The structural drying process of a building consists of a four-step method: water extraction, active evaporation, dehumidification, and temperature control (see the above section for more information).

What is GPP in structural drying?

Grains of moisture per pound (GPP) is a weight measurement used to measure water vapor in the air. It’s critical during the structural dehumidification process to gauge the weight of water in a given weight of air.

How long will it take to thoroughly dry out a building basement after flooding?

It can take up to six weeks to completely dry a building’s basement after a flood. Rapid structural drying can shorten this window to a few days, depending on the severity of the damage.

What kind of structural damage could occur in a commercial property after a flood?

Floods can cause significant property damage, including foundation cracks and loose or buckling floors. Hiring a professional can alleviate structural damage. Contact your local Rainbow Restoration to assess the damage at your commercial property today!

Will commercial property insurance cover rapid structural drying?

Some commercial insurance policies may cover water damage and remediation, including rapid structural drying. Consult with your insurance carrier for coverage details.

Find Your Local Rapid Structural Drying Specialist

Rainbow Restoration has spent decades helping business owners recover from water damage —tackling even the toughest jobs with the utmost care.

Learn more about our wide range of commercial flood and water damage restoration services to mitigate property damage today! Give us a call at (855) 724-6269 or find an office near you to begin the rapid structural drying process.