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What are Drying Goals?

September 12, 2018

We set specific drying goals for every water damage restoration project we do.

We establish drying goals to ensure that we inhibit microbial growth; and return materials to an acceptable moisture content or level to keep any additional damage from occuring.

We set drying goals every day in projects we work on. Drying goals are a target moisture content of level of materials based on the dry standards of that specific material. Drying goals may be at, or above the dry standard to be considered to be dry according to that specific material. We establish drying goals to ensure that we inhibit microbial growth; and return materials to an acceptable moisture content or level. Returning materials to an acceptable moisture content level can be accomplished by setting a drying goal that returns materials to a close approximation of their dry standard. In the case of solid hardwood products, the drying goal should be within 4 percentage points of its normal moisture content or dry standard, but in all cases below the point that would support microbial growth. For all materials it is recommended the drying goal be within 10% of the dry standard, and not support microbial amplification. To illustrate this, if the measured dry standard is 20 points, then the drying goal would be a maximum off 22 points. These drying goals ensure we here at Dryzone properly and safely dry out your property.

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