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The science of drying after a water damage to your property

2/26/2018 (Permalink)

Drying a property after a water damage needs to be done correctly and quickly.  

SERVPRO of Plano technicians are trained in the science of psychrometrics and follow strict industry-approved standards ( IICRC ) to ensure secondary water damage is minimized.

Psychrometry is the calculation of relative humidity and water-vapor pressures from temperature and barometric pressure. It’s also called hygrometry.

If your home or business has a water damage, we will:

  • Inspect your property to detect any wet materials.
  • Measure the amount of moisture in the wet materials.
  • Set up professional drying equipment.
  • Monitor wet materials every day to ensure they dry properly and quickly.

Why Drying Quickly is Important

Materials can often dry on their own if the moisture if the moisture in the wet material moves to drier air (assuming there is drier air).  The problem with letting nature take care of drying your property is that it simply takes too long and the chances for secondary damage become high.  This is the reason we use professional drying equipment, such as air movers, dehumidifiers, and other specialty equipment, to help speed up nature.  Our technicians know the right amount of equipment and its most efficient placement to dry your structure.

How We Monitor the Drying Process

We will visit your property every day to check the drying status of all wet components.  We use a start-of-the-art monitoring equipment and a proven scientific process to help the speed of drying.  As areas become dry, we remove equipment.


We document all drying data into a proprietary program called DryBook.  This is how we:

  • Manage industry drying requirements.
  • Provide real-time documentation of the drying process.  This documentation is given to your insurance provider, should you file a claim.
  • Validate services are executed to standard.
  • Report to all stakeholders involved.
  • Allow real-time updates.

Our technicians have the training and equipment to make it “Like it never even happened.”  We’re ready to help.

SERVPRO of Plano services Plano and all surrounding communities.  We can be reached 24/7 at (972) 403-9004.  

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