These basic water damage cleanup protocols will help Omaha and Lincoln Nebraska property owners manage water
damage in their own homes or businesses. In general, water damage cleanup and restoration protocols are fairly
uniform throughout the country but Nebraska building construction can pose some unique challenges to Lincoln and
EMERGENCY WATER REMOVAL
This is the process of removing the bulk water by any effective means possible. Vacuums, pumps, flood extractors, gas
powered submersible pumps and even squeegees can be used. Electric pumps and normal vacuums are to be
approached with caution due to electrical hazards. Since most Lincoln Nebraska homes have basements or below
grade rooms, it’s crucial that thorough water removal and extraction is performed.
Once the bulk water removal is complete, the real water damage restoration begins. Through dehumidification you can
create an environment conducive to significant evaporation. Industrial low grain refrigerant dehumidifiers and desiccant
dehumidifiers are by far the most widely used dehumidification tools in Nebraska for water damage cleanup.
Rapid airflow facilitates the movement of water from building materials and contents into the air where it can then be
removed by dehumidification. Most people are surprised by the amount of airflow necessary to create adequate
evaporation from wet materials.
ENVIRONMENTAL TEMPERATURE CONTROL
Both evaporation and dehumidification are greatly enhanced by controlling the temperature in a confined environment.
Additionally, microorganisms’ growth is temperature related. Thus, temperature modification and control is an important
basic principle for safe, effective drying.
If you would like an assessment and inspection of your home, call DryHero in Lincoln at 402-438-2379 or in Omaha at
402-592-4376. As our schedule allows, DryHero provides FREE water damage restoration evaluations and estimates
to Lincoln, Nebraska and Omaha residents.