Basic Principles of Drying

Basic Principles of Drying

When you have a water disaster, whether by water intrusion, flood, sewage or fire, every moment counts. When water is allowed to stand around, moisture can penetrate deeply into floors, walls, carpets and furniture. Mold can begin to grow in just 1 to 2 days, leading not only to greater damage, but also possible health problems for your building’s occupants.

Tri State Restorations offers these Basic Principles of Drying to help you better understand the processes involved in ensuring that your property is efficiently and effectively dried.

Our Water Damage Drying Process

Removal of Excess Water

Done through extraction equipment and/or mopping.


Changing the water from liquid to vapor “cools” the wet surface. (This is the most time-consuming part of the process.)


The reduction of the amount of water vapor (moisture) in the air.

Clean Up

Apply anti-microbial and clean the entire area.

Temperature Control

Controlling both the temperature of the air in the structure and the temperature of wet surfaces can significantly accelerate evaporation rates and drying times.