Heat Based Water Damage Structural Dry Out
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.
Why We Use Heat For Structural Drying
- Faster and more efficient drying process to acoustic ceilings, carpet, drywall and insulation.
- More thorough and complete drying process through which building materials are restorable.
- Reduces business interruption so tenants can reoccupy the building faster.
- Decreases the drying time of large open air spaces and vaulted ceilings.
- Reduces chances of hardwood floor swelling.
- Stops potentially harmful microbial growth.
- Returns the building to its pre-loss moisture equilibrium at a faster rate.
Structural drying with provides the benefits listed above, and adds a significant new element – structural pasteurization. This combination of effective, efficient drying and sanitation is unparalleled in the restoration industry. Our process provides an engineered solution to drying contaminated structures. We utilize specialized equipment and processes and have received a significant level of training. This unique combination of technology and experience provides them with the ability to heat a structure to the appropriate temperature to effectively dry the structure and sanitize it, while minimizing the potential for damage to both structure and contents.
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.
|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|
|Hanta Virus||140ºF||30 minutes|
|Most Viruses||158ºF||20 minutes|
|Entamoeba hystolitica||140ºF||1 minute|
|Giardia lamblia||140ºF||3 minutes|
|Roundworms, Hookworms, Ascaris lumbricoides||131ºF||60 minutes|
|Tapeworms, Taenia saginata||158ºF||5 minutes|