Floor Joist Drying
Following a flood or escape of water, we understand just how important it is to start the drying process as soon as possible. If left too long, or done insufficiently, then further problems caused by damp can develop, along with mould growth. If you are looking how to dry a floor and joists then Ideal Response are the experts you need. We can ensure a quick and thorough floor joist drying service that guarantees the effected areas are completely free of damp. Speak to one of our drying experts today to begin your drying after flood or leak.
Ideal Response floor joist drying solution
Floor joists can become damp or saturated for a number of reasons. We find the two most common causes to be a flood or leak. As a result the floor joists can become saturated with water and the lack of air flow and ventilation can mean it is almost impossible for the joists to dry naturally. When drying a wet joist floor or any saturated frame work, the most important thing to consider is the potential secondary damage that can occur if the drying isn’t done correctly.
Hiring an expert in floor joist drying -like Ideal Response- can ensure the job is done correctly. Mitigating the risks of mould growth and rotten floor joists. Our technicians are highly trained and have top of the line industry leading technology at their disposal. Guaranteeing that the drying after the flood is done correctly and efficiently. If there is an excess of water in the property before hand we will use wet vac’s and water extraction technology to remove it and reduce the overall amount of water, speeding up the drying process and costing you less time and money.
A personalised service for drying subfloor after flood
At Ideal Response we understand that no two people are the same and no two properties are either. This is why we tailor our floor joist drying service to best fit your needs and the job at hand. Drying a house after a flood can require a variety of equipment and approaches to do correctly.
When you speak to one of our experts they will ask you to provide them with a few details. The size of the property, the location and a description of the damage are the main points that they will factor in when creating an estimate. You can call, submit a web form or use our website live chat feature to get the process underway right now.
What makes Ideal Response the experts?
We have over 20 years experience in the damage restoration and hygiene industry. Our technicians are expertly trained and experienced in drying after floods. They are fully equipped with industry leading technology, capable of dealing with all forms of water removal and drying. The specific technology used for drying subfloors after a flood incorporates both dehumidifiers with low pressure fans. This combination enables the circulation of dry air throughout the structure, ensuring that the wet floor joists and saturated structures are evenly and completely dried.
How do you dry insulation in floor joists or a framed construction?
Utilising a combination of dehumidification and low pressure fans, our floor joist drying service allows for the movement of large quantities of dry air. As one of the most effective ways of drying the structure and insulation in floor joists. You can rest assured in the knowledge that we’ll have you back up and running as normal in minimal time. Even after the most disastrous of floods.
The process is simple and unobtrusive. Large amounts of dry air are pushed into hard to reach places by customisable hoses. Whilst being completely controllable via a hydrostat. The aim is to create a large spread of dry air within the construction, allowing the entire framework to dry quickly and evenly.
And with remote monitoring technology, we can control, adjust and report on progress without the need to visit site. This keeps costs and inconvenience at a minimum, without jeopardising the speed and effectiveness of the process. The entire floor joist drying process can be done by one technician working from our headquarters in Maidstone.
Dangers of incorrectly drying wood floors after flood
The most common risk you face after a flood or leak is mould. Correctly and completely drying the effected area will prevent mould from taking root. However, if the floor joist drying isn’t done correctly you face the risk of damp remaining in the structure. That remaining damp will create the perfect environment for mould and fungus to flourish.
Dangers of mould
Mould can have very adverse health effects on the inhabitants of the property. The mould spores in the air can cause respiratory issues. As well as other negative health effects. Hiring Ideal Response when drying after a flood can greatly reduce the chances of mould growth. We are fully equipped with damp surveying equipment which allows us to measure the moisture content of a surface. We can use this upon request to measure the water content of you floor joists after drying to show they are at a safe level.
Rotten floor joists
Another risk of improperly drying wood floors after floods is rot. There are two types of rot that can effect your floor joists, both of which are caused by the presence of damp. Regardless of the extent to which the rot has spread throughout the joists the best course of action is to prevent it in the first place. We offer an emergency joist drying service, meaning we will be with you on sight asap.
Wet rot in floor joists forms when the joists become saturated over a period of time. The damp environment promotes the growth of fungus. One specific type of fungus that can grow is commonly referred to as “wet rot”. When wet rot is present, the floor joists will be soft and crumbly and your floor may visibly bow or begin to sag.
Wet rot floor joists are always dangerous. However, dry rot is especially dangerous. This fungus forms in joists are a longer period of time. But, once formed it will quickly spread across wood, mortar and bricks. Rotten joists affected by dry rot will be extremely brittle. They will also be covered in white cotton-like mould. This type of rotten floor joists poses a danger to it’s own structural integrity. More alarmingly it also poses a very real risk to the structural integrity to the property a a whole. Potentially resulting in catastrophic damage.
Additional services related to floor joist drying
As previously mentioned, Ideal Response are expert flood restoration and hygiene specialists. Upon request we can provide you with additional services alongside the drying solution. Saving you a headache and time having to search for a solution to any other problems you may be having.
We offer a range of drying solutions. Each designed to suit a particular job. Pressure drying is a much faster alternative to suction drying. Both methods will dry out a damp surface. However suction drying does it in a way that limits the amount of dust and fibres pushed into the room. These drying solutions can be used if standing surfaces are saturated.
We also provide services that could help with any secondary damage that may have been incurred due to your damp and moisture issues. The water damage cleanup service we provide includes the drying, stripping and disposal of damaged contents and restoration of your property as close to its pre-incident state as possible.