Two Drying Methods
Restorers use the information obtained during evaluation of materials to help select the best drying method for the job. Generally, there are two primary approaches to promote drying affected structures:
  1. Disruptive drying methods involve removing wet items, injecting air to speed drying, or perforating surfaces to allow water to evaporate. Use disruptive methods when contamination, damage, cost or customer concerns require removal or manipulation of the affected material. 
  2. Aggressive or "in place" drying methods involve leaving wet items in the structure and drying them in place using warm, dry, direct airflow. Use aggressive methods when contamination and damage are not concerns, and when it is cost effective to dry an item instead of replacing it. 
See also our Tech Tip Choosing a Drying Method