While in the midst of a recent job, the insurance adjuster came out and asked why we are continuing to dry when the floor looked dry upon the adjuster’s visual inspection. An insurance adjuster, presumedly, is better qualified and has more experience in water damage recovery than a homeowner who is dealing with an emergency remediation service for your first, and final, time. The sincere question of said adjuster prompted this article as if somebody who’s assumed to be professionally educated and experienced in this arena doesn’t understand what dry means, then it stands to reason that the in duress homeowner doesn’t know and can reasonably question time and effort we expend in doing a professional water damage remediation.
Any person, in a purely fiduciary and cost accounting perspective, can make the fair decision that removing water from construction can be done simply by utilizing a store leased machine, a store wet vacuum, or by any carpet cleaning service found in the telephone book. This reasonable and cost controlling assumption that some of those water removal methodologies only outlined is correct as one of the aforementioned water removal methods should be able to remove the top layer of water but not one of those water removal procedures can get rid of the water which has penetrated the flooring, baseboards, or drywall. Sad to say, the moisture not eliminated by these procedures is, oftentimes, the inherent catalyst for costly structural damage and may produce the perfect conditions for mold growth. Although this approach to save cash is understood and valued, this strategy is unnecessary as, oftentimes, a specialist water damage remediation business can manage such work for little without out-of-pocket cost to the homeowner.
In addition to the cost savings, the professional water damage remediation provider may manage the homeowner, a professionally trained and intra-industry accredited company will know the business based dry normal to the area they serve and will ensure that the moisture content of the affected region will be dried into the drying standard and not to a level that feels, feels, and appears tender upon a casual inspection. The benefit of this is straightforward… the potential for structural damage is abated and the possibility of mold growth is lessened thus conserving the homeowner untold expenses at house repair and healthcare expenses.
So what does ironic mean? When is something tender? Dry does not signify a moisture content of zero even in the desert there is moisture – if you know where to look and how to pull it. Dry, in case of water damage remediation, describes some point from the intra-industry drying standard at which the moisture content is stated to be sterile. Each area, under its unique ecology, includes its own established drying standard. The outline of each region 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, or beyond, to make sure your home is indemnified to its pre-loss condition.
As outlined in this guide, there really is a lot that goes to a water damage remediation agency… far more than is evident at first glance. Now that you have a reasonable understanding of the time, money, and risk you can offset via contracting a specialist water damage restoration company, at this point, you know your fiduciary responsibility and cost-saving intent is BEST functioned by utilizing a skilled water damage remediation firm whenever water damage occurs.
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