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Drying or Cleaning First

December 6, 2018

In each loss, once a determination is made to restore an item, decisions should be made about whether to dry or clean the item first. Generally, if the item has been affected by Category 1 water, it is dried first, reevaluated, and cleaned.

We follow all appropriate drying protocals depending on the class of damage.

If the water is Category 2 or 3, the item should be cleaned first and then dried. This helps remove as much contamination as possible and controls the spread of contaminants during the drying process.

How Mold Grows

November 10, 2018

In general, a house is one of the biggest investments you will make in your lifetime. In order to protect that investment, you should vigilantly look out for household problems and address them before they worsen.

Water damage can show up in the most inconspicuous spots.

Water Damage Symptoms

October 10, 2018

In general, a house is one of the biggest investments you will make in your lifetime. In order to protect that investment, you should vigilantly look out for household problems and address them before they worsen.

Water damage can show up in the most inconspicuous spots.

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One such dreaded homeowner issue is water damage. If left unattended, residential water damage can detrimentally impact the structure or spawn other complications, including mold that poses a health risk to inhabitants. Here are several methods for detecting water damage within your house.

1. Check the Floors
No matter what kind of flooring you have, it will manifest signs of water damage. For tile and wood, look for cracked, buckling or warped flooring. When it comes to carpet, be wary of damp spots, gradual rises, soft spots or the smell of mold and dampness.

2. Look for Stains
Water stains on the floor around the bathtub, toilet or sink, as well as stains on ceilings and walls, are some of the most obvious signs of water damage. Unusual stains could indicate there is a leaky pipe or drain inside the wall. Cracks in the drywall or areas that appear swollen and are soft to touch also may signify trouble. Peeling paint is another sign of loose water within wall spaces. As the drywall gets saturated, paint can lose adhesion.

3. Inspect Outside
Observe the exterior of your house. What you want to look for are pools of standing water that can indicate poor drainage in the yard, gutter spouts that aren’t transporting water far enough from the house or leaky rain gutters. Any of those issues could threaten the foundation of your house. Additionally, common signs of water damage on the roof may include pools of water; cracked, curled or missing shingles; or broken flashing.

4. Watch for Rust and Mold
Inspect your water heater and check for rust on the tank or damp spots on the floor. A rusted tank could indicate a slow leak. Additionally, corrosion around pipe connections could be caused by water seepage. Visual signs of active mold growth mean moisture is contacting microscopic mold spores, often in the nooks and crannies of your home. Finally, don’t rely solely on sight. When water stagnates, mold and bacteria can grow, producing a musty, unpleasant smell.

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What are Drying Goals?

September 12, 2018

We establish drying goals to ensure that we inhibit microbial growth; and return materials to an acceptable moisture content or level to keep any additional damage from occuring.

We set specific drying goals for every water damage restoration project we do.

We set drying goals every day in projects we work on. Drying goals are a target moisture content of level of materials based on the dry standards of that specific material. Drying goals may be at, or above the dry standard to be considered to be dry according to that specific material. We establish drying goals to ensure that we inhibit microbial growth; and return materials to an acceptable moisture content or level. Returning materials to an acceptable moisture content level can be accomplished by setting a drying goal that returns materials to a close approximation of their dry standard. In the case of solid hardwood products, the drying goal should be within 4 percentage points of its normal moisture content or dry standard, but in all cases below the point that would support microbial growth. For all materials it is recommended the drying goal be within 10% of the dry standard, and not support microbial amplification. To illustrate this, if the measured dry standard is 20 points, then the drying goal would be a maximum off 22 points. These drying goals ensure we here at Dryzone properly and safely dry out your property.

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Dryzone, Inc.

Water Damage Restoration

3960 Radio Road, Suite 202

Naples, FL 34104