Contrary to popular belief, if a flood happens in a home or office where there is wood flooring, there is a way to dry the floor and preserve it without removal. This is done with a product called Injectidry. Injectidry’s High Pressure Drying Systems are developed to target high-risk areas of hidden moisture such as walls and ceilings, insulation, walls behind cabinets, and wood floors. If a wood floor appears to have water damage, then there is a chance it qualifies for Injectidry. By using a moisture meter, our flood technicians can pinpoint where the floor is most wet so they can focus on that area – ultimately increasing drying efficiency. The picture at the bottom left displays a type of moisture meter with an indication that a surface is wet.
To dry wood flooring, the Injectidry systems utilize floor panels. These panels come in a variety of shapes and sizes to accommodate different areas. The panels come with different sized ports – allowing different levels of suction. The wet moisture is then extracted from the floor through these ports and into the hoses. This process can take up to a week. In one case, our technicians allowed a wall to dry in five days. Drying floors is both an art and science.