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Understanding the Factors That Affect Water Removal from Your Daytona Commercial Property

2/14/2022 (Permalink)

Man standing with wading boots on. The amount of water in your space will determine the drying time, standing water is more easily removed than residual moisture.

Allow the Professionals at SERVPRO to Properly Restore Your Commercial Space after Water Damage

Water damage is never good for your business. It can cripple any operation whether it is a restaurant, a clothing store or any other enterprise. It is crucial to remove the water as soon as possible to get your business up and running.

The time and money required to efficiently remove water as well as residual moisture from your Daytona store depend on several factors. SERVPRO professionals can use these factors to create conditions for fast and efficient water removal.


The temperature of the environment is one of the most critical factors that can affect the rate of drying. The rate of drying is highest when the temperature of the affected areas is kept between 70 to 80 degrees. If the temperatures are kept above 85 degrees, there is a chance of secondary damage as the air may contain too much moisture. Our technicians can closely monitor the temperature and use portable heaters to heat your establishment to speed up the drying process.

Amount of Water to be Removed

Drying times depend on the amount and type of moisture present. Standing water is easier to remove compared to the residual moisture. SERVPRO professionals use extractors to remove water and dehumidifiers to remove residual moisture.


Relative humidity also affects the rate of drying. If the Relative Humidity (RH) is above 60%, the drying rates slow down significantly. Maintaining a low RH is crucial for the elimination of residual moisture. Our technicians can use dehumidifying equipment, that can remove moisture from the air, to create conditions of low RH to facilitate rapid drying.

Air Movement

Replacing the damp, wet air with drier air can significantly improve the rate of drying. Air movers are equipment that performs precisely this function. These are high capacity fans, that can replace the moist air with a drier air that speeds up the process of drying.

Our IICRC certified technicians, can use a knowledge of all these factors to create conditions that ensure rapid and efficient drying of your commercial property.

Call SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach/Port Orange at (386) 788-0358 today to schedule a free consultation.

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