It’s important to learn what you can dry a home out with when things get wet. This isn’t too difficult to get information on, you just have to be willing to learn. This also depends on how severely wet things are in your home. In some instances, you can do many of these yourself. If the water or flooding in your home is extensive, you would be best to call in a professional water damage and extraction company to handle this for you. That’s the kind of information that will be gone over below, so continue reading.
A good couple of fans will be necessary when drying out a home, but they may need to be saved for last. This is because you don’t want to plug them in and then have them fall into the water. If you can get them attached to the ceiling or somewhere they can be stable as they dry, then by all means that’s where they should go. Be careful when using any kind of electricity in a wet area. This may be something you’ll want to get an extension cord for and plug in far from where the water is and be sure that cord isn’t in any water.
An air mover is a great piece of equipment that can help you to get water out of an area. This is basically a fan that you can use with your hands that’s very powerful. While it can dry areas, the main point of it is to have you move the water to a better location for drying or even to the outside. It’s also great for drying walls or carpeting, but it can take some time for this to work which means you may want to place it on a stand while you wait.
Dehumidifiers are able to remove all of the excess moisture from the air so it’s best to use these in conjunction with the other equipment mentioned here. It’s going to take this some time to work just like everything else, but the more you have in the area the faster the process will be. You must check the tank on your dehumidifier from time to time, however. That way, you’re going to be able to dump the excess water out so it can continue to get all of the water in it as it works.
Some of the equipment above you can rent from your local hardware store like Lowes or Home Depot. It will require renting some professional equipment and putting in the hours to dry out your home effectively. Again, depending on how sever the water leak is, you may be best to hire a company as there may be damage to your home that a trained eye can not see.