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Understanding Water, Fire & Mold Damage Restoration Processes

Water Damage And Your AC System

What happens to your AC after Water Damage

Heating, Ventilation and Air-Conditioning (HVAC) systems, when directly contacted by Category 1 water, can cease to operate, or they can function inefficiently or spread excess humidity throughout both affected and unaffected areas of a structure. If contacted directly by Category 2 or 3 water, they can spread contamination to unaffected areas. Even if an HVAC system is not directly contacted by water, when operating, it can spread humidity or contamination from affected to unaffected areas. Further, microbial growth from other causes can be carried to the interior of HVAC system components where it can accumulate and degrade HVAC component operation. Read More »

HVAC Systems After A Flood

Heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems can be contaminated directly by water damage. Air conditioning systems can also be contaminated prior to contact with water. If the heating and air conditioning system was running while the property was contaminated with Category 2 or 3 water, it can spread many other contaminants to other areas of the property that were not directly affected by the water damage. Read More »

Determining The Class Of Water Damage

Water damage is classified to designate water-damaged environments by their relative degree of saturation, which is then used to determine the approximate initial amount of equipment necessary for an efficient drying of a property.  Read More »

Planning Water Damage Remediation

Remediation Plan

Dririte of Tampa always puts in place a remediation plan with you prior to starting a project. If you are attempting a project on your own, you should always do the same. Keep in mind, water damage remediation is a very complicated task to ensure it is done properly, you should always contact a professional prior to starting a project on your own. Read More »

Water Damage Safety

Water Damage Safety in your Home

It can happen in the blink of an eye, a pipe bursts, the washing machine breaks, the toilet or sink tubes crack, a falling branch shatters a window during a downpour etc. The list goes on and on. Read More »

Why Hire A Certified & Licensed Water Damage Company?

YOU SHOULD KNOW . . .

There are no specific federal regulations, per say, for the water damage restoration industry. However, some companies offer build back services without being licensed contractor. Contracting without a license is a crime and hiring a company or individual without a license or the proper insurance can lead to dire results.

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Preventing Indoor Air Problems After A Flood

During a flood cleanup, the indoor air quality in your home or office may appear to be the least of your problems. However, failure to remove contaminated materials and to reduce moisture and humidity can present serious long-term health risks. Standing water and wet materials are a breeding ground for microorganisms, such as viruses, bacteria, and mold. They can cause disease, trigger allergic reactions, and continue to damage materials long after the flood. Read More »

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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