DRIRITE Disaster Restoration Blog

Understanding Water, Fire & Mold Damage Restoration Processes

The Function Of Air Flow In The Drying Process

Whether drying a large scale commercial job or drying the walls between a home garage and the living space; air movement and reduced relative humidity are required.

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A Tale Of Two Water Damage Losses

A condominium owner in your town has a unit that he rents out during the “season”to help pay his mortgage and insurance expenses. Last month his renter called him to say that the cold water supply hose on the washing machine burst during the night. Before he could wake up, find the main water shut off and stop the flooding there was 1 inch of water in the hallway to the front door, the kitchen and guest bathroom were flooded and water was beginning to soak the living room and guest bedroom carpets.

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How to Tell if Homeowners Insurance Covers Water Damage.

One of the things most homeowners dread is water damage. There is nothing worse than waking up to a busted pipe leaking water all over your basement floor or a roof leaking water into your upstairs bedroom. The damage caused by these mishaps can be extensive, and the water cleanup company repairs can be very costly. If this has just happened to you,here are a few things to keep in mind to determine if your insurance will pay the flood cleanup company bills:

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Why To Start Drying Immediately

Using a wet vacuum and mopping up the puddles are only the beginning of the water removal process. The longer the water sat, the more likely it was to be absorbed by your home. Drywall and most types of flooring love soaking up water. They’re very porous materials, and they’ll take on as much water as they can hold. The result is that trapped water will travel, and never have a way to exit your home.

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Water Damage Inspection & Reporting

If you’ve had a water damage incident at your home or business, what you may not know is that if improperly dried or cleaned you could be actually damaging your house more day by day. The importance of a proper inspection and report can save you thousands of dollars in hassles and insurance issues. Read More »

Creating A Drying Environment

A drying environment is defined as one in which general environmental conditions are such that evaporation from damp or wet materials is encouraged, leading to rapid reduction in moisture content.  A drying environment can be created and maintained in an entire structure, a portion of a structure that is isolated from the rest of the building, or even in an interstitial cavity. Read More »

Don’t Always Trust Your Maintenace Man

A condo tenant in Tampa has a unit that he rents out during the “season” to help pay his mortgage and insurance expenses. Last month his renter called him to say that the cold water supply hose on the washing machine burst during the night. Before he could wake up, find the main water shut off and stop the flooding there was 1 inch of water in the hallway to the front door, the kitchen and guest bathroom were flooded and water was beginning to soak the living room and guest bedroom carpets.
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Climate Has An Effect On Drying

Living in Florida supplies it’s own set of difficulties for drying a water damaged property. Climatic and regional variables include rainfall, temperature and relative humidity (RH). Such variations may require that restorers use different equipment and techniques when drying similar wet structures during different times of the year, or in different regions of the world. Read More »

The Structural Drying Process

If water damage occurs in a home, there is no time to waste. You need to deal with the problem as quickly as possible. The reason is that if you let water buildup sit in your home for any length of time, the damage will spread and costly problems like mold can develop. This brings down the value of your property and most likely forces you to deal with the problem before anyone buys the home from you. So, when you discover water damage from a busted pipe, sump pump overflow, or some other kind of leak, the first thing to do is call a plumber and stop the leaking as soon as possible.

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The Difference Between Flood Insurance And Homeowners Insurance

When it comes to your homeowners policy, you should always make sure you know the details of what is covered in the event of a flood. Most insurance providers have separate policies for “rising water”. Read more about what the difference in flood insurance and homeowners insurance really is to a insurance company.

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