Water Damage Clean Up – The Right Way

When it comes to water damage clean up and repair, using the right equipment is the difference between proper restoration and simple cleanup. The Yellow Van Cleaning and Restoration team is well versed in the different techniques and steps required depending on the type of water damage that has ensued. For example, water from burst or leaky pipes is handled differently than water from a clogged toilet. However, no matter what kind of water damage your Holdrege home has undergone, the end goal is always the same – to make sure ALL water and moisture is dried and removed.

Moisture in homes can cause a lot of damage, not to mention health risks. When moisture is present, mold can grow in as little as 24 hours. The sooner everything is dried up, the easier it is to repair damage and mitigate any further problems. With the use of high-speed structural drying systems, thermal imaging for moisture detection, and dehumidifiers, restoration crews can make sure your home is restored efficiently and effectively.

High Speed Structural Drying

High-speed structural drying is an advanced drying system that speeds up drying time, reducing the potential for mold growth and helping get your life back to normal as quickly as possible. Oscillating fans will help dry up water, but restoration air movers are much more efficient at drying. Getting adequate airflow will drastically decrease drying time, allowing the rest of the restoration process to begin. Drying the water is the first and most important step in any water damage repair, so the use of professional grade equipment is extremely beneficial.

Thermal Imaging

Because water and moisture can hide in areas that are unnoticeable (i.e. behind walls, in ceilings, under floors), thermal imaging is incredibly beneficial in identifying all the areas that have built up moisture. Thermal imaging allows restoration technicians to pinpoint the source of water, locate where water has traveled, and then document the progress of the drying process. Extracting the water and using fans to dry surfaces is still not adequate enough though when drying out your home after water damage. Dehumidifiers are an important tool in ensuring proper and adequate water damage restoration and repair.


The air in areas that have sustained water damage is full of moisture. If this moisture is left in the air, it can accumulate on surfaces or in walls, and be an incubator for mold growth. Dehumidifiers accelerate evaporation, and pull moisture out of the air. Dehumidifiers can draw in air at rates around 400 CFM, helping to dry out rooms at a much quicker rate. Restoration teams can monitor the drying process through every phase to ensure that proper drying occurs with the use of dehumidifiers.  

If you find yourself dealing with water damage, no matter the source or reason, Yellow Van Cleaning and Restoration has the technology, equipment, and experience to restore your property quickly and effectively. Our services include water extraction, structural drying, dehumidification, thermal energy drying, mold prevention, structural repairs, and other services as needed. We use state-of-the-art equipment and follow the standards established by the IICRC S500. Our emergency response team is ready to serve our friends and neighbors in Holdrege 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  When it comes to water damage repair, Yellow Van Cleaning and Restoration has all the right tools and equipment to provide proper restoration.