Phase 1 – Mobilization and Safety
When unexpected water damage occurs in your facility, we will get there fast. After collecting the initial loss information, our logistics team goes to work. We will mobilize what you need and within minutes will be heading toward your facility.
After arrival, teams will take a minute to make sure the facility is safe for entry. If it was a severe weather event such as a tornado or hurricane we will do an external job hazard analysis. This job hazard analysis, or JHA, is for your safety and ours and determines the next step. Safety is always our number one priority.
If the exterior appears safe, we will move into the interior JHA. This part of the process is to document hazards such as electrical and overhead hazards. If we find interior hazards, we will create, with you, a plan for hazard elimination.
Phase 2 – Extraction, Water Damage Inspection, and Initial Equipment Set-Up
When the building is safe we start removing water, inspecting, and setting equipment. Our water extraction equipment works fast and dehumidifiers start the drying process. A thorough inspection helps determine the scope of work. Using the right extraction tool for the right material means that standing water will be out in no time.
During the extraction, commercial restorers will begin inspecting the extent of damages. Specialized moisture detection equipment will give us a baseline for drying. We will test your current humidity and the moisture content in affected materials. We record those readings on a moisture map for an initial baseline. This moisture map shows us what is wet and the progress of drying. You can expect us to continue documentation on the moisture map every day.
Dehumidifiers turning on mark the beginning of an efficient drying environment. By dehumidifying, we are lowering the relative humidity and amount of moisture in the air. As the relative humidity drops, building material will stop absorbing water. This is how we stop potential secondary damage, such as mold growth, in its tracks.
As the humidity begins to fall, it is time to force water out of your structure. Accomplishing this requires heat and air movement. Our industrial air movers will create evaporation from saturated building material. As that moisture enters the air, the dehumidifiers remove it. This balanced drying environment is the key to fast mitigation
Phase 3 – Monitoring and Demobilization
You can expect us at your facility daily to track the progress of drying. Documenting the drying process helps us give accurate costs and timelines. If materials are not drying we may recommend demolition to speed up the process. Otherwise, precious time and unnecessary costs may occur. We will be ready to provide efficient demolition and clean up when needed. And, we will also be prudent in helping you find outside contractors to rebuild if necessary.
Daily moisture checks include equipment manipulation and demobilization. The strategy is to make sure that all equipment used serves a purpose. This means as soon as an area is dry we remove that equipment. Our mission is to provide you with a smart, safe, and efficient restoration service.