Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

 

 

Will heat drying damage anything in our home?

No, heat drying is safe for all of the materials that need to be dried. You will need to remove some items in the area that needs to be dried. We will provide you with a list.


How long will it take to be done?

Good question, There are many variables. How wet is the structure or how deeply saturated are the materials. What kind of materials are saturated and more. Your professional instructor should be able to help you understand more. But consider this, an entire home flooded wall to wall can be dried in three to five days in many cases.


What will I need to do?

Just follow the direction of the instructor and check on the project periodically.


How do I know its done?

You will be provided with moisture detection equipment to probe the walls and base boards. When the readings are right your dry and done. Don't worry, we are here to help you 24/7/365.


 
 

WATER DAMAGE FAQs

What causes water damage?

Water intrusion can occur for many reasons, some of the more common causes are pipe bursts, roof leaks, storm damage, roof leaks, sink overflows, and appliance failures. Pipe burst can do the most damage in a very short amount of time, even a slow leak flood an entire home if it goes undetected.


Are there health concerns related to water damage?

Yes. There are three categories of water, black water, grey water and fresh water. Ground water, black water as well as grey water are full of pathogens and other toxic contaminants. Fresh water from supply lines can also be dangerous and lead to mold growth if left unattended to.


What are the concerns about mold and water damage?

Mold can grow very quickly, which is why it is in your best interest to start the drying process as soon as possible. Quicker action to dry prevents bacterial growth. Mold spores in the air can cause an unsafe or poor air quality. There are specific molds associated with water damage and prolonged moisture exposure. These mold spores can cause many health complications, particularly in the young, old or immune compromised.


Where does mold grow?

Mold likes to grow at room temperatures in porous materials where moisture is present. Building materials like drywall, carpet, insulation, tack strips etc. are all susceptible to mold growth.