If you have had a water loss of any kind, do not just let it go unattended! water can impact so much in such a short amount of time. The majority of water damage is not visible to the naked eye either! In order to correctly assess what materials were water damaged or not, special equipment is needed to see what the human eye cannot. If you have had a water loss of any kind, call us at anytime 24/7 for a free inspection!
What is involved in our inspections?
When we arrive, we will first determine the category of water that has impacted your home or business. There are 3 different categories of water damage. What are they?
"Clean water" - a water loss that comes from a clean water source is considered a "Category 1 water loss." This type of water loss can be dried out using our commercial dehumidifiers and air movers.
"Gray water" - A water loss that comes from a semi-clean source is considered a "category 2 water loss." This type of water loss can be dried out using our commercial dehumidifiers and air movers.
"Black water" - A water loss that comes from an unclean source. For example, a sewage back up. This type of water loss cannot be just be dried out. Certain materials must be removed and discarded.
Once we have determined the category of water damage, we then determine what was impacted. we use our moisture meters and thermal imaging cameras to properly assess the damages and see what the naked eye cannot! What do each of these special tools do?
Thermal Imaging Camera
Our thermal imaging cameras pick up temperature differentials in the materials. For example, When water has impacted drywall, it will immediately start to evaporate. This evaporation then causes a cooling effect (just like how your body sweats to cool you down) which cools the drywall that is affected. the camera then can see this colder drywall, and will show us what was impacted and what was not.
Our moisture meters use electricity to find what is water damaged! Moisture conducts electricity, and the moisture meter is able to determine exactly how much moisture is in a material by measuring this electricity.
after we have Inspected and assessed what is damaged, we then can begin the necessary water mitigation!
Water mitigation involves water extraction and drying out the affected materials. We accomplish this by using commercial dehumidifiers and air movers along with the science of "psychometry". What does our equipment do?
our dehumidifiers are able to remove up to 18 gallons of water from the air per day! This drastically drops the relative humidity within the affected environment. This in turn lowers the vapor pressure of the room, which causes the water in the materials to evaporate very quickly!
Additionally, the dehumidifiers help warm up the air in the environment. This allows for more water to evaporate, as well as giving the water in the impacted materials Energy to evaporate even faster!
Our fans help stir the air within the environment so the water within the affected materials can continue to evaporate. Our fans also help deliver the heat from the dehumidifiers to the water impacted materials, giving the water more energy to further help evaporation occur.
Once we place our equipment, we then continue to monitor the equipment and environment daily until we have completely dried out all the affected materials. We will make daily adjustments as needed to keep the process as short as possible.
after we have completely dried out all of the affected materials, we then will coordinate getting a General Contractor out to your property to complete any needed repairs and return your home back to the way it was before, all while doing it "better than the rest".
What is Water mitigation?