Whilst in the midst of a current project, the insurance adjuster came out and asked why we are continuing to dry when the floor looked dry upon the adjuster’s visual review. An insurance adjuster, presumedly, is better qualified and has more experience in water damage recovery compared to a homeowner who’s coping with a crisis remediation service for your very first, and final, time. The sincere question of the stated adjuster prompted this article as if somebody who is supposed to be professionally trained and educated in this arena doesn’t know what dry signifies, then it stands to reason that the in duress homeowner doesn’t know and may reasonably question the time and effort we expend in performing a professional water damage remediation.
Any individual, from a purely fiduciary and cost accounting point of view, could make the fair decision that eliminating water from a structure can be done by simply utilizing a shop rented machine, a store wet vacuum, or even by any carpet cleaning service located in the telephone book. This cost and the reasonable controlling assumption that some of those water removal methodologies just outlined is right as any of the aforementioned water removal procedures should manage to remove the upper layer of water but NONE of the water removal methods can get rid of the water which has penetrated the flooring, baseboards, or drywall. Sad to say, the moisture not eliminated by these methods is, oftentimes, the inherent catalyst for expensive structural damage and can produce the optimal conditions for mold growth. While this method to save cash is known and appreciated, this strategy is unnecessary as, oftentimes, a specialist water damage remediation company can handle such work for little without out-of-pocket cost to the homeowner.
In addition to the cost savings, the professional 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 drying standard and not to a level that feels, feels, and otherwise appears tender upon a casual review. The good thing about this is straightforward… the prospect of structural damage is abated and the potential for mold growth is minimized thus conserving the homeowner untold expenses in home repair and healthcare expenses.
What exactly does dry mean? When is something tender? Dry doesn’t signify a moisture content of zero even in the desert there’s moisture – if you know where to look and how to pull it. Dry, in the case of water damage remediation, refers to some point in the intra-industry drying standard where the moisture content is said to be sterile. Each region, by its unique ecology, has its own established drying standard. The outline of each area is beyond the scope of this guide but any interested party can quickly locate the established drying benchmark for their region online. It is to this point that a professional water damage remediation company will dry to, or beyond, to make sure your home is indemnified to its pre-loss condition. Then, and only then, is your affected home/structure able to be deemed as tender.
As outlined in the following guide, there is in fact a whole lot that goes into a water damage remediation service… much more than is evident at first glance. Now you have a fair understanding of the time, money, and hazard you can offset via contracting a specialist water damage restoration company, you now know your fiduciary obligation and cost-saving intent is BEST functioned by using a professional water damage remediation company whenever water damage occurs.
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