Water damage restoration experts have access to industrial equipment that helps dry out your home quickly and efficiently – but what kind of equipment do they have? This guide explains.

What Kind of Equipment Do Water Damage Restoration Experts Use?

Here’s some of the most common equipment that water damage restoration experts use:

  • Moisture sensors and meters
  • Thermohygrometers
  • Extractors 
  • Dehumidification equipment
  • Deodorization equipment

Here’s a closer look at each.

Moisture Sensors and Meters

Your water damage restoration expert will use moisture sensors to check moisture levels in carpets, baseboards and walls, and moisture meters to determine the actual moisture content of a wide range of materials.


Thermohygrometers measure temperature and relative humidity, and by using a tool like this, your water damage restoration expert will be able to tell exactly how much more work needs to be done in your home. 


Industrial-strength extractors are used to pull water from carpets and upholstery. Sometimes these units are portable, and other times, they’re mounted on a truck.

Dehumidification Equipment

Dehumidifiers extract water from the air, and water damage restoration experts use refrigerant dehumidifiers (those that work like air conditioners) and dessicant dehumidifiers, which use chemicals to absorb moisture from the air.

Deodorization Equipment

Foggers are the weapon of choice for deodorization equipment. Your water damage restoration expert may use an ultra-low-volume, or ULV fogger, which atomizes a liquid deodorizer and produces a mist that penetrates areas filled with odor-causing residues. He may also use a thermal fogger, which dispenses a large volume of dense fog in confined spaces.

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