While in the midst of a current project, the insurance adjuster came out and asked why we’re continuing to dry once the floor seemed dry upon the adjuster’s visual inspection. An insurance adjuster, presumedly, is better qualified and has more expertise in water damage restoration compared to a homeowner who is dealing with a crisis remediation service for your first, and hopefully final, time. The sincere question of said adjuster prompted this article like somebody who’s supposed to be professionally trained and educated in this arena does not understand what dry signifies, then it stands to reason that the in duress homeowner doesn’t understand and may reasonably question time and effort we expend in doing a professional water damage remediation.
Let us face it, money is always a consideration. Any person, in a just fiduciary and cost accounting point of view, could make the fair decision that eliminating water from construction can be done simply by utilizing a shop leased machine, a store wet vacuum, or by any carpet cleaning agency located in the phone book. This cost and a reasonable controlling assumption that some of the water removal methodologies only outlined is correct as one of the aforementioned water removal procedures should be able to remove the top layer of water but not one of those water removal procedures can remove the water that has penetrated the flooring, baseboards, or drywall. Unfortunately, the moisture not eliminated by these procedures is, oftentimes, the inherent catalyst for expensive structural damage and may create the perfect conditions for mold growth. While this approach to save money is known and valued, this approach is unnecessary as, in many cases, a professional water damage remediation business may manage such work for little to no out-of-pocket cost to the homeowner.
Along with the cost savings, the water damage remediation company may manage the homeowner, a professionally trained and intra-industry accredited company will understand the business based dry standard for the region they serve and will guarantee that the moisture content of the affected area will be dried into the established drying standard rather than to a degree that looks, feels, and otherwise appears dry upon a casual review. The benefit of this is simple… the potential for structural damage is abated and the potential for mold growth is lessened thus conserving the homeowner untold expenses at house repair and healthcare costs.
What exactly does ironic mean? When is something tender? Dry doesn’t signify that moisture content of zero as even in the desert there is moisture – if you know where to look and how to extract it. Dry, in the context of water damage remediation, refers to a point from the intra-industry drying standard at which the moisture content is stated to be sterile. Every region, by its unique ecology, includes its own recognized drying standard. The outline of every area is beyond the scope of this article but any interested party can easily find the established drying standard for their area online.
As outlined in this article, there is in fact a lot that goes into a water damage remediation agency… much more than is evident at first glance. Now you have a reasonable comprehension of the time, money, and hazard you can offset via contracting a professional water damage restoration company, at this point, you know that your fiduciary responsibility and the cost-saving goal is BEST served by utilizing a skilled water damage remediation company whenever water damage occurs.
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