If you’ve experienced flooding, you know that it can be a traumatic experience. Whether the cause was a broken pipe, a sewer back up, or a natural disaster such as a river running over its banks or the ocean out of control from a hurricane or a storm, the powerlessness you feel as water overtakes your home and belongings is very upsetting.
Once your flooding is over and the water has either receded or been extracted, your job is to save what you can, and also prevent secondary water damage from the remaining excess moisture in your home, which can cause its own destruction.
Preventing Moisture Problems
Moisture control is one of the most important steps in the process of cleaning up after a flood. The structure of your home and the materials within it that have been subjected to significant amounts of water can present serious risks to you and your family.
Of course the source of the water makes a difference in the level of risk, clean water being a lot less to worry about than dirty or contaminated water, but any remaining moisture, dampness or humidity is an opportunity for moisture problems . . . impacting air quality and the safety and structure of your home.
DampRid Moisture Absorber is a non-electric dehumidifier that works quickly and effectively to control excess humidity and musty odors following a flood. Just place or hang containers of DampRid calcium chloride crystals in the affected area and it will instantly go to work to immediately begin drying the environment until it reaches a 50% humidity level.