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Applied Structural Drying

Dry Force Water Restoration's Applied Structural Drying

Case Study | Southlake, Texas
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Applied Structural Drying

A case study in the value-added/saved from the utilization of a team of highly-trained restoration specialists.

Water Damage is a progressive and time-sensitive form of disaster. As such, Dry Force strives to begin water mitigation as soon as possible.

From the moment a customer provides an initial report of loss, Dry Force's team of water mitigation and restoration specialists are dispatched to the residence. Upon arrival, these highly-trained and professional specialists inspect the damage, and begin preparing a drying plan. Soon after, the emergency mitigation process is completed, and emergency drying procedures come into play.

Utilizing a combination of environmental controls, direct air flow, and speciality equipment, our team of specialist are prepared to respond within the hour, around the clock.


Background

During a routine plumbing test, there was an unknown blockage of a 2nd-floor sink drain. This blockage caused water to overflow, and affect materials on the 2nd and 1st floors.
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These Materials Included:

  1. Cabinetry
  2. Plywood Subfloor
  3. Sand On-site Wood Flooring
  4. Ceiling and Wall Assemblies
    • Drywall
    • Multi-layered Base Trim
    • MDF Crown Molding
    • Framing Members (i.e. SPF 2x4s)
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Day 1 Timeline

September 21, 2020
  • 6:37 PM: Initial report of loss
  • 7:15 PM: Specialists are en route to the residence
  • 8:01 PM: Initial inspection is completed; Drying Plan is built
  • 10:19 PM: Emergency Mitigation has been completed
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Emergency Drying Setup

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Environmental Controls

  • Using Industry-specific software our specialist calculates the exact amount of dehumidification for the given loss.
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  • Dehumidification: the removal of moisture from the air is accomplished with the most efficient low-moisture dehumidifiers on the market.
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Direct Airflow

  • Usage of Industrial High CFM Air Movers promotes the drying of materials.
  • This drying can even be done through multi-layered materials when completed in conjunction with correct environmental controls.
  • To ensure that even materials at great height get adequate airflow temporary ducting will be utilized.
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Specialty Equipment

  • Wood Floors offer a unique scenario where moisture will become trapped between materials that will not allow airflow or evaporation.
  • Usage of non-destructive moisture detection equipment is often the only way to find such damage before physical deformity has occurred.
  • When this occurs specialized training, techniques, and equipment must be utilized to force drying before irreversible damage has the ability to happen.
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Ongoing Tracking/Monitoring

  • Before equipment is ever removed from the materials, moisture levels are measured and documented by a specialist on-site using various Moisture Detection equipment and Methodologies.
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Invasive Probing for Trapped Moisture

  • Before equipment is ever removed from the materials, moisture levels are measured and documented by a specialist on-site using various Moisture Detection equipment and Methodologies.
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3-D Modeling: Matterport

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