Mold Testing & Mold Control Service

Heat Based Structural Dry Out

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Hurricanes, higher than average rainfall and plumbing failures are the most common causes of water damage. One major problem with indoor flooding is biological pathogens contaminating building materials. Flood waters present non-biological contamination problems as well. Petroleum distillates, pesticides and other chemicals may be present in water. These may off-gas over the next several months, releasing volatile organic compounds which may be a hazard to occupants. We dry structures in record time by directing heated air into areas that have been directly affected by flood water damage. Heat based dry outs are the fastest way to eliminate moisture within the home due to water damage and flood damage. Average drying is completed in hours, versus traditional methods which take 3 to 5 days. Properly circulated heat and high levels of air exchange allow for faster evaporation and removal of moisture without condensation issues in the structure. Heat penetrates deeply into the building materials drying areas that are not accessible. Heat kills insects that are commonly present in treatment area. Heat helps to eliminate odors and can kill pathogens all in a single treatment.

Heat Kills Pathogens

We use heat because in addition to drying the strucure quickly and reducing the chances of mold developing it also eliminates harmful pathogens.

Pathogen

Lethal Temperature

Heat Duration

Escherichia coli 140ºF 105 minutes
Klebsiella pneumoniae 140ºF 105 minutes
Pseudomonas aeruginosa 140ºF 75 minutes
Salmonella sp. 140ºF,60 min 140ºF 60 minutes
Enteroviruses, Reoviruses, Adenoviruses 140ºF 120 minutes
Hepatitus A 158ºF 4 minutes
Avian Influenza 133ºF 15 minutes
Infectiuos Bronchitis 133ºF 15 minutes
Newcastle Disease Virus 140ºF 60 minutes
Norwalk Virus 140ºF 30 minutes
Poliovirus 140ºF 25 minutes
Parovirus 140ºF 30 minutes
Hanta Virus 140ºF 30 minutes
Most Viruses 158ºF 20 minutes
Rotovirus 145ºF 30 minutes
Norovirus 140ºF 30 minutes
Entamoeba hystolitica 140ºF 1 minute
Giardia lamblia 140ºF 3 minutes
Roundworms, Hookworms, Ascaris lumbricoides 131ºF 60 minutes
Tapeworms, Taenia saginata 158ºF 5 minutes