Restorative Drying


What Is Restorative Drying?


Water restoration is more than just removing the visible water from a structure, it also involves removing the humidity as well.



Using a Hydrometer to read the moisture content in the wall. Using Air-movers in combination with Dehumidifires effectively removes moisture. In some cases the flooring materials need to be removed. Sometimes the need to inject air into a wall cavity can remove the moisture faster.
Restorative Drying is the process of removing unwanted water from materials that would be otherwise be dry, or dryer in normal conditions. Once the process starts, it reduces the damage that can be caused by the saturation of moisture. It is our position to take measures that prevent any further damage caused by; moisture, microorganism, soil contamination, odors, and loss of indoor air quality.

In areas that have been damaged, restorative drying combined with; cleaning, refinishing, removal and replacement; restoration can be performed on material to satisfactory conditions that are at least as good as before the disaster occurred.

Most water losses occur from within the building, and potential damage can exist even if the water source is from a clean water pipe break, such as broken washer hose, which make up 85% nationally, of all water losses. There is many other clean water sources; such as from pipe bursts, faulty appliances, leaky waterbeds; but there are other sources that are more contaminating, we label gray water and black water, that result from such sources as; overflowing toilets, sewer backups, or river floods.

Restorative Drying is structured to decontaminate and dry materials efficiently. Based on the contents, structure, and the size of the water saturation, the avenue of execution for restorative drying is determined, as some items can be dried in place, such as walls and ceilings, but at times, some contents may need to be relocated for effective drying techniques. In most cases though, on-site drying is the goal to reduce any possible damage through moving items in and out of the building. In some cases, restorative drying can even save; saturated books and documents, heavily saturated walls and ceilings, and even hardwood floors.


How it started?

Most likely, carpet-cleaning companies became involved in restorative drying because of the association that in most water losses, the majority of areas affected involved carpeting. It is believed that because of the association that a carpet-cleaners business is to know carpet, you can see how the association was correlated, and the carpet-cleaner was called.

Most carpet cleaning company may already handle minor water spills with existing equipment. With equipment such as a truck-mount cleaning machines with their high volume vacuum and knowledge in carpeting, it is easy to see how the industry became involved. With training, adding air-movers and dehumidifiers, plus moisture detection instruments, and knowledge on the proper ways to use them, this company can handle larger and more complex jobs of the same kind.

The more difficult restorative drying jobs include multiple-room saturation, water passing through walls and remaining inside them, ceilings and insulation saturated to the point they warp or fall from their original position, and water from unsanitary sources. Handling such work involves much more planning and a higher level of expertise, and our company has the training and expertise for such situations. Our technicians already know a great deal about carpet, how to clean it, repair it, and if necessary replace it. In addition, they have experience with damp or wet carpet and cushion, wet walls, moisture content, air quality, and more, so no job is too small, or too big that our experience cannot handle.


Why Consider Restorative Drying?

It's more than drying wet carpet, structural materials; flooring, sub-flooring, drywall, plaster and framing materials, cabinets, doors and insulation materials in their many variations. You have to add, diagnosing, evaluating, monitoring, drying and restoring structural materials and contents are more challenging than just handling a wet carpet.

Drying a carpet is the least of our professional obligations to our clients, by evaluating all water-damaged materials requires specialized tools, common sense and the experience necessary to dry and restore all affected materials and, we know the job isn't complete until all materials are dry.

Our customers today are educated consumers and expect a complete drying and restoration job, including structural materials and contents. Moreover, we can even be held liable for an incomplete drying service. But without proper restorative drying, our customer?s building can be damaged worse than at the time the loss occurred. It is the knowledge of properly removing the moisture that helps reduce the costs of replacement, and even in some case?s, by improper drying times, cause mold growth which result in the necessary and costly abatement of hazardous material.





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