Water Damage Restoration, Why Technique Matters

If you have water damage in your home, the biggest threat to losing your property permanently is getting it dry as quickly as possible.  Although there are several ways to dry water-logged materials, there are disadvantages to certain techniques that well-documented in the industry.  Instead of focusing on old methods, let’s take a look at the best one to date—the thermal energy system (TES).  Our team of technicians and homeowners throughout our service areas in Chula Vista, El Cajon, Encinitas, Imperial Beach, La Mesa, La Jolla, Lemon Grove, National City, Rancho Bernardo, Poway, and Santee have seen the benefits of TES.  Here is why Christian Brothers Restoration uses it.

Why We Use Directed Heat Drying

Usually, the first step restoration services take to remove water is by extracting it.  In fact, 97% of the water is removed by this process.  It is the last 3% that presents the hardest problem.  Evaporation is required to resolve remove the last percentage of water.  Nevertheless, evaporation takes most emergency restoration service providers 3 to 5 days to complete.  This time frame usually calls for mold removal because of mold’s rapid growth rate in moist settings.  In fact, preventing mold growth is the main reason that we utilize thermal energy systems (TES).  TES uses directed heat and pressurized airflow to speed evaporation, saving you from spending money on other restoration services such as mold remediation.

The Basic Science Behind TES

When water changes to a liquid to a gas, the middle step is vapor.  It is the reason why when after we shower the mirror is foggy.  Even after you wipe it down it is still wet.  Eventually, the water evaporates.  However, when we need something to be dried faster, we apply heat to it.  Heat is among the best ways to evaporate moisture, which is why some hair dryers to handle small water damage jobs.  TES uses this principle to speed up the time it takes to remove water from various materials.  Currently, TES is the most advanced and fastest way to extract the final layer of water during content restoration jobs.

Working in According with the S500

TES operates in accord with the highest principles set out in the ANSI/IICRC S500 Standard and Reference Guide for Professional Water Damage Restoration.  The S500 actually recommends the techniques of TES, essentially implying that contractors who are not utilizing the system are using sub-par standards.  Christian Brothers takes pride in providing the highest standards in emergency restoration services for all of our customers.  We continually offer full-scale restoration service provider specializing in water damage restoration. (619) 469-8955