Your home has been ravaged by a fire and you are no doubt, devastated. After the smoke settles, you sift through the ashes, you contact your insurance company and an appraisal of the damage is done, the next step is to have a fire damage restoration team come into your house. This team of professionals will work to restore the damage that has been done to your home by the fire, smoke, ash and water.
If a part of your home has become flooded with water, then you need to understand why professional convectant drying is superior to other conventional water damage restoration techniques.
Conventional Water Damage Restoration
Conventional water damage restoration techniques relied on large fans, dehumidifiers, and chemical desiccants to dry water damaged areas. While these methods do eventually result in drying, they also lead to secondary damage because the water is not removed in a timely fashion.
If you have an older home with finished levels under exterior grade levels, foundation waterproofing is what protects your home from water damage. In many older homes, this is merely an asphalt coating, which acts more as a dampener than a complete waterproofing system. This means that overtime, your foundation waterproofing will degrade which can lead to leaks and failed waterproofing systems. There are many causes of this, such as seepage, clogged drains, and cracking.