Whilst in the midst of a recent project, the insurance adjuster came out and asked why we are continuing to dry once the floor looked dry upon the adjuster’s visual review. An insurance adjuster, presumedly, is better qualified and has more expertise in water damage restoration compared to a homeowner who’s coping with an emergency remediation service for your very first, and hopefully final, time. The sincere question of the stated post prompted this article like 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 may reasonably question time and effort we expend in doing a professional water damage remediation.
Let us face it, money is obviously a consideration. Any person, from a just fiduciary and cost accounting perspective, can make the reasonable decision that eliminating water from construction can be accomplished by simply utilizing a shop rented machine, a store wet vacuum, or even by any carpet cleaning service found in the telephone book. This cost and the reasonable controlling assumption that some of the water removal methodologies just outlined is correct as one of the above water removal procedures should be able to remove the upper layer of water but not one of those water removal methods can get rid of the water that has penetrated the flooring, baseboards, or drywall. Unfortunately, the moisture not removed by these procedures is, oftentimes, the inherent catalyst for expensive structural damage and can create the perfect conditions for mold growth. While this method to save money is known and valued, this strategy is unnecessary as, oftentimes, a professional water damage remediation business may manage such work for little without out-of-pocket cost to the homeowner.
Along with this cost savings, the water damage remediation company may afford the homeowner, a professionally trained and intra-industry certified company will know the industry based dry normal to the area they serve and will guarantee that the moisture content of the affected area will be dried to the established drying standard and not to a degree that feels, feels, and otherwise appears tender upon a casual inspection. The benefit of this is straightforward… the potential for structural damage is abated and the potential for mold growth is minimized thus saving the homeowner untold expenses at house repair and medical costs.
So what does ironic mean? When is something tender? Dry, in the case of water damage remediation, describes a point in the intra-industry drying standard where the moisture content is said to be dry. Every region, by its unique ecology, has its own recognized drying standard. The outline of each region is beyond the scope of this guide but any interested party can quickly find the established drying standard 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. Then, and only then, is the affected home/structure able to be deemed as tender.
As outlined in the following article, there is in fact a whole lot that goes into a water damage remediation service… far more than is apparent at first glance. Now you have a reasonable understanding of the time, money, and risk you can offset via contracting a professional property restoration firm, you now know your fiduciary responsibility and the cost-saving goal is BEST functioned by utilizing a professional water damage remediation firm whenever water damage occurs.
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