Carpet Drying Process

Topdown drying

In a water damage situation when the carpet & carpet pad are salvageable (not contaminated) Dr. Chem­Dry has all of the proper tools & equipment to do the job right.

The Chem­Dry® CTS 4.8 Salsa & the Water Claw®

The diesel powered CTS truck mount extraction unit represents the carpet cleaning industry’s highest performance system. The amazing power of the CTS­450 combined with the Water Claw® (shown below), can remove the majority of the water from both the carpet & the carpet pad.  This allows us to dry the carpet & carpet pad in place, without pulling up the carpet to remove padding, saving you and/or your insurance company money.

Structural Drying

In the past restoration technicians have only focused on the wet carpet and not considered the ongoing damage occurring to the structural and other flooring materials.  Throughout the restoration process anticipating secondary damage and attending to other structural components may require drying, or demolition and replacement.  Thesecomponents may include, but are not limited to the following:

● Ceilings
● Walls
● Built­in furnishings and fixtures
● Insulation
● Structural wood

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The Right Tool for the Right Job

We use state of the art equipment in order to dry your home as quickly as possible.

Inspection Tools

When water damage occurs & certain contents are affected such as carpet, padding, walls & furniture, we use moisture meters to help us to determine how much moisture is in the contents & how far it may have spread.

Air Movers

Air movers are used primarily in water damage situations for high volume air movement across a wet surface (particularly carpet), to assist in the drying process by increasing the evaporation rate of the water in the affected material.

High Velocity Axial Fans

Generally, axial fans have the ability to move larger quantities of airflow than air movers.  It is best position an axial fan at the corner of a room.  This allows for more air circulation in a room where the entire floor may have water damage.  It also will help dry the walls that may have water damage up to 2­3’ high.


Dehumidification is essential in removing evaporated moisture from air.  In closed drying situations, mechanical dehumidifiers of sufficient capacity are necessary to create an effective drying system.  Dehumidifiers can remove up to 28 gallons a day!

Wall Cavity Dryers

For a wall that has excessive water damage the wall cavity dryer can dry a wall much quicker than an air mover.  When drying walls, ceilings and other cavities of trapped water, these small hoses are inserted in the wall or ceiling to ensure air is delivered to the entire affected area.

Air Scrubbers

A portable air­moving device equipped with HEPA or carbon filtration.  The HEPA filters out 99.97% of 0.3 micron particles from the air.  These can be used to filter air in contained areas removing airborne contaminants.