How Long Does it Take to Dry Out a Flood?

27 Oct How Long Does it Take to Dry Out a Flood?


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There is nothing more frustrating than dealing with the aftermath of a home or building that has flooded.  Once the problem has been identified and the water and debris have been removed, drying out the area is the next step.

Properly drying out a flooded building is crucial, as materials that are still damp can be breeding grounds for mold and other fungi.  To be sure your home or building is properly dry, make sure a professional is involved.

  • Air Drying: Air drying may be used in certain floods where a small area is affected, and the water did not soak into material for long.  Air drying is not a viable option in locations with high humidity.  This method usually takes the longest to fully dry.
  • Forced Air/Fans: Buildings may use built in forced air systems that were not affected in the flood, or fans may be brought in to circulate the air.  
  • Dehumidifiers: Dehumidifiers are the fastest and most effective way to dry out an area.  By removing moisture from the air and surrounding materials, this is the best way to insure safe and effective drying.

Flooding is inconvenient, but it does not have to be an ongoing problem.  Completely drying out a flood can take anywhere from twelve hours to a few weeks, depending on the size of the flood and method of drying used.  KADE Restoration has all of the necessary equipment and personnel to make sure your home is dried correctly, thoroughly, and as quickly as possible.

See Also: What To Do if Your House is Flooded