Flooded living room

It doesn’t matter how hard you try to avoid it or pretend it’s not there, water damage inside the home or business is inevitable. Especially considering how essential water is to the function of your property and all of its appliances, you’re bound to experience water damage eventually.

Despite how miserable and frustrating it is, the restoration process for water damage isn’t as invasive as it once was. With the equipment available today, your restoration experts have everything they need to get the job done safely and quickly — without being in your way for long.

That’s why it’s incredibly important that you search for a quality, professional, and well-equipped water damage restoration company in Denver. You need to make sure they’re using the best equipment available, that way they can easily do their job to the best of their ability every time.

What Type of Equipment do Restoration Experts Use?

While a restoration company knows what they’re doing when restoring water damage, most homeowners and business owners don’t — otherwise, they would do it themselves. With that being said, many property owners are a little more curious than others and want to know more.

If this sounds like you, you’re probably wondering what equipment your restoration company uses to repair water damage and how invasive this equipment is when in-use. Don’t worry, we’re going to break down most of what you need to know before your specialists arrive.

For starters, the five most prominent pieces of equipment include moisture meters, air movers, air scrubbers, dehumidifiers, and flood pumps. Of course, every restoration company is different, but these five pieces of equipment are utilized by most companies across the United States.

1.    Moisture Meters

Moisture meters are used in every step of the water damage restoration process. There are two main types of moisture meters — pin meters and pinless meters. In most cases, these pieces of equipment are used side-by-side and each come with their own unique benefits to the process.

Pinless meters are usually used to identify problem areas throughout the home. It’ll give you a brief idea of where moisture is most present but won’t give you much of an accurate answer. Pin meters are used to further investigate those problem areas for a more accurate answer.

2.    Air Movers

Once the restoration company has identified the problem areas throughout the home, they utilize air movers to initiate the drying and cooling process. They work similarly to a fan but are more built for commercial use because they’re high-powered and start or stop immediately.

An air mover does an excellent job of blowing air onto a concentrated area in the home. They can also be used when removing fumes or directing poor air out of a room. They circulate at high speeds and can be quite loud, but they get the job done in a much faster manner than fans.

3.    Air Scrubbers

Air scrubbers are a special type of negative air fan. They act as a purifier and filtration system to help keep the air pure inside the home. This is very important when water damage turns into a mold infestation. Without air scrubbers throughout the home, mold removal in Denver can be difficult.

It also comes in handy with sewage damage that invites certain odors and contaminants into the air. As air passes through the scrubbers, it passes through a honeycomb matrix that exposes any germs or bacteria to UV light. Unlike a filter, which only traps bacteria and germs, an air scrubber actually kills them at first sight.

4.    Dehumidifiers

A dehumidifier is something many Denver homeowners already have inside their homes. It does an excellent job of reducing moisture levels in the air and preventing mold growth from ever having an opportunity to spread. Of course, restoration experts use a heavier-duty dehumidifier.

When using a dehumidifier for water damage, it’s usually utilized in conjunction with air movers. The air movers help evaporate water and moisture from the surfaces (wall, floor, ceiling). Once evaporated, it’s much easier for the dehumidifier to pull and remove the moisture from the air.

5.    Flood Pumps

A flood pump is normally used when water damage is excessive and there’s a large amount of standing water. In these cases, the restoration specialists must remove the water before they can initiate the drying process. That’s where a flood pump comes in to make their job easier.

While there are many different ways to remove water, a flood pump essentially vacuums the water out via a discharge hose. It does most of the work on its own, which gives the restoration specialists a chance to assess the rest of the damage while the flood pump is doing its job.

6.    Thermal Cameras

Thermal cameras are a necessary device used during water damage restoration. They allow the restoration specialist the opportunity to see through the building materials that are in the way. Since it reads the temperature and thermal patterns, it can help them spot hidden moisture.

Without a thermal camera, your water damage restoration team would likely have to find alternative ways of evaluating the source and extent of the damage — such as tearing down certain parts of the drywall or floor. Instead, they use thermal cameras and moisture meters.

Why Does Restoration 1 Use InjectiDry?

When you trust Restoration 1 of Central Denver for quality water damage restoration in Denver, CO, you’ll often hear us mention a highly-useful tool called InjectiDry. It comes with a lot of praise from other companies around the world and acts as our best friend during the restoration process.

InjectiDry is mainly used for hardwood floors, walls, and ceilings. It uses a system of hoses that spread throughout the affected area. The hoses are connected to a mat that’s sealed air-tight to the surface, which allows for concentrated drying at a much quicker rate than other methods.

It also allows for a much less-invasive process where we don’t have to tear apart your home in order to dry it out fully. It saves us time and makes our job easier, which helps you save money — something every homeowner or business owner can get used to!

When Water Damage Presents Itself, Contact Us!

Water damage can be a major pain for any homeowner or business owner. It not only damages your valuable belongings and the structure to your home, but restoring it can be a costly expense that no one is prepared for. Don’t worry, we all feel the same way about water damage.

The good news is Restoration 1 of Central Denver is here to save the day. We offer the best restoration services in the greater Denver area and are excited to share our process with the ever-so-amazing Denver community. If you’re struggling with water damage in your home or business, contact us today!

Author: John Rust

Author: John Rust

John Rust, Owner of Restoration 1 of Central Denver has been in the exterior and interior restoration industry for 12 years. His background includes exterior building products including roofing and siding, as well as interior restoration and reconstruction. John's experience encompasses field, sales and operations in both industries and currently manages all daily business and operations for Restoration 1 of Central Denver.