Water Damage Restoration
Our goal is to get your property dry… fast! In so doing we keep your insurance costs as low as possible while providing you world-class service.
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How It Works
- Certified technicians will start by doing a thorough inspection of your building for water damage where they will map out what areas are wet and what areas are dry. In the process of moisture mapping the technician will set a baseline dry measurement from an unaffected area of the house. This dry measurement will be used at conclusion of drying process. After the inspection and moisture mapping has occurred the technician will submit to you a drying plan to restore your building back to the condition it was before the water damage and the moisture intrusion.
- Upon your approval and written authorization your technician will begin the restorative drying process. This may include the use of thermal imaging cameras, Thermal Hygrometers, Penetrating and non penetrating moisture and concrete meters to establish damages to your home. Your technician may begin to extract standing water, remove any wet pad and finally set up restorative drying equipment.
- Restorative drying is essential with water damage, do not skip this step. Professional restorers, will set up air movers to begin drying the structure, walls, and carpet. This removes the water from the building structure and places it in the air. Air laden with water ends up creating secondary water damage. Therefore, it is imperative that dehumidifiers are used to remove the water out of the air to prevent secondary damage. Certified technicians used thermal hygrometers to determine the amount of water in the air and how many dehumidifiers and which models to use to create the most effective drying system for your specific building. This could include drying containments and use of you air conditioning units on certain days. To promote faster drying, this state of the art equipment is used to identify areas less obvious. Daily monitoring of moisture levels assist in the drying process which result in lower restoration cost to your carrier.
Facts About Water Damage
There’s no time to waste. Don’t be fooled by wet carpets, when there is a leak in your home, the real water damage happens to your structure. The wood framing of your house can be slower to absorb moisture, but it is the last to release it. This means it is the single most important part of your home or office to dry.
Most people don’t realize this, but your drywall and flooring are inexpensive compared to damage that can happen to your structure. Ensure you have hired a competent company with technicians who can see beyond the obvious. Make sure they have the right tools to assess the water damage and dry your building before you hire them.
Although there are many methods of drying structural components and contents from water damage, at Slate Restoration all of our technicians are IICRC (Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification) certified in Applied Structural Drying. This means that they have all been trained in the art of “in-place” drying for any level of water damage. All situations are different and sometimes for the health and safety of those in the home we have to remove the affected materials. We have been fortunate in our industry to see great advances in the equipment we used to dry out the affected structures. All of our equipment is less than 1 year old and we are continually adding equipment to our inventory in order to keep up with these advances. We also have moisture meters, thermal imaging cameras, and scope camera to help figure out how far the problem might have spread.
Many factors come into play when drying a home suffering from water damage.
The source of the water is important as well as the type of material that was affected. These two items will determine what type of approach we need take according to IICRC guidelines to dry the structure. By placing air movers every 6-10 feet we are able to create a chamber in which the air is swirled around the room. By moving the air in this direction, the moisture that is stuck in the internal structure of the home will wick out and be pushed into the air. In order to keep the room at the proper humidity levels, We also place a dehumidifier in the chamber to remove the moisture from the air and put it down a drain. This is the basic idea behind vortex drying.
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Slate Restoration AZ
1957 North Hobson St.
85203, United States